Cherry Cheddar Pork Chops

Wisconsin Cheese Cherry Cheddar Pork Chops Recipe
Active Time
30 Minutes



Look for the Proudly Wisconsin Badge when shopping for cheese. Any brand of Wisconsin Aged Cheddar or Young Cheddar can be used in this recipe.


  1. Melt 1 tablespoon butter in a small skillet over medium heat. Add bresaola; cook and stir for 4-5 minutes or until crispy. Remove bresaola with a slotted spoon to paper towels to drain.
  2. Season pork chops with salt and pepper. Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add pork chops; cook, covered, for 6 minutes. Flip pork chops; cook, covered, 6-8 minutes longer or until a thermometer inserted into meat reads 145°F. Transfer pork chops to a plate; tent with aluminum foil.
  3. Melt 1 tablespoon butter in the same pan over medium heat. Add shallot; cook and stir for 3 minutes. Stir in the water, balsamic vinegar and dried cherries. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 3-4 minutes or until liquid is reduced to about 1 cup.
  4. Reduce heat to low. Stir in the cherry preserves, thyme and remaining butter. Lightly season with salt and pepper.
  5. Add pork chops; coat with sauce. Top each with 1/2 cup cheddar. Cover; cook for 2-3 minutes or until cheese is melted. Sprinkle with bresaola. Serve pork chops with sauce.

Cheesemonger Tip

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Do you have questions when shopping for cheese? Ask the cheesemonger! A cheesemonger specializes in the buying and selling of high-quality cheese, usually available in the specialty section of a grocery store or cheese shop. Knowledgeable and passionate, a cheesemonger is a go-to resource for cheese varieties and pairings, proper cheese storage and handling, its cooking applications and cheese brand information.

Renard’s Cherry Cheddar is a delightful specialty that blends cheddar’s savory and tangy notes with vibrant, sweet-tart Door County cherries! Pair this cheddar cheese with a fruit-forward wine, like pinot noir or cabernet sauvignon. Serve it with fruits, preserves and crackers on a cheese board, or melt it in your favorite recipes.

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