Cheese is the perfect holiday staple

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) -- Create magical holiday memories for friends and family with these impressive, yet easy, treats. Wisconsin cheese elevates the flavor in these recipes. They’re perfect for celebrating the season.

In the week before Christmas, cheese sales jump 42% above the weekly average, driven by both an increase in the number of buyers, and in the amount of cheese they buy.
The average volume per buyer is 22% higher during this week, as shoppers stock up for their holiday celebrations. In the week ending 12/23/18 (i.e. week before Christmas in 2018), Americans bought 114 million pounds of cheese (compared to 81 million pounds in an average week).

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Today’s featured recipes:

Port wine cheese truffles
Chocolate and cheese, yes please! These delectable treats will be a hit with friends at the cookie exchange, office parties and family gatherings.
Snowman cheeseball
The cheese ball is the holiday party staple that never goes out of style. What makes it so popular? It’s easy to make, and the appetizer’s creative presentation and flavor possibilities are endless. Did we mention how adorable this snowman is?