4 P.M. INTERVIEW: Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin

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EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU)— Tina Peterson, with Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin, shares recipes for Fall get-togethers.

Thanksgiving and Friendsgiving rank as some of our favorite holidays to share with those we love. The wonderful fall flavors and time with beloved family and friends — what’s not to love? At the center of every gathering is delicious food, making it a great time to celebrate the season with Wisconsin Cheese.

Start planning for your gathering with the 2019 Harvest issue of Grate Pair Share magazine. Preparing Thanksgiving dinner can be hard work, but these simple recipes can help make the preparation a little easier and lighter.

Wisconsin Specialty cheese views strong sales spikes during Thanksgiving and throughout the holidays as consumers entertain more, send gifts, and serve something special from Wisconsin to share with friends and families. Varieties that spike in the two weeks around Thanksgiving include: asiago, brie, cheddar, cream cheese, fontina, fontinella, gouda, gruyere, mascarpone, ricotta, and romano. We see a 20% increase in sales around Thanksgiving each year for Wisconsin Cheese!

Today’s featured recipes:

Friendsgiving Cheeseboard
A cheeseboard is the perfect appetizer for a big gathering. It doesn’t require oven space to prepare it, and guests can easily serve themselves customized bites.

Bacon-Beer Cheddar Stuffing
Wisconsin is known for its beer and cheddar—of course, there is beer cheddar cheese! Tangy, sharp cheddar spiked with added beer flavors will be a hit at any party.

Mascarpone-Pumpkin Pie Squares
Dessert, yes please! These Mascarpone-Pumpkin Pie Squares are rich, creamy and packed with pumpkin flavor. They are perfect for your Thanksgiving table or after your favorite meal. Creamy mascarpone is an award-winning cheese and handcrafted by artisans; it has a delicate, sweet flavor and smooth consistency.