NOON INTERVIEW: Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin

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EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU)— Tina Peterson, with the Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin, shares recipes for a dairy good Christmas.

‘Tis the season for creating holiday memories, inspired entertaining and reconnecting with family and friends. What do all of these things have in common? They are even better with Wisconsin cheese!

Let the Holiday 2018 issue of Grate. Pair. Share. be your guide to making this special season brighter and more flavorful. Deck out your holiday table with recipes featuring Wisconsin cheese. Dazzle party guests with a merry array of three-ingredient appetizers. Create magical holiday memories for friends and family with these impressive, yet easy, hors d'oeuvres. Wisconsin cheese elevates the delicious flavor in these three-ingredient recipes. They’re perfect for celebrating the season.
For more delicious recipes and ideas for cooking with Wisconsin cheese, visit wisconsincheese.com. Be sure to leave us your recipe feedback!

Dazzling Party Appetizers
Pesto and Asiago-Stuffed Mushrooms
Asiago is a grana-style cheese which features a nutty flavor. Sartori, is a 4th generation family owned company and has won over 200 awards with their cheeses. Try Asiago on salads or shredded on your favorite soups. Sartori asiago cheese won 3rd place at the 2017 US Championship Cheese Contest.

Mozzarella and Prosciutto Pinwheels
A part-skim mozzarella is good choice for this recipe, because it does not ooze or flow as much when melted in comparison to whole milk mozzarella. Wisconsin cheesemakers produce over 1 billion pounds of mozzarella cheese each year. Mozzarella rates second only to cheddar in popularity within the U.S.

Garlic and Herb Cheese Roll-Ups
Cold Pack is made by blending Grade A - Wisconsin State Brand - natural cheddar, aged 9 months with cream and other dairy ingredients. It features Wisconsin cheddar blended with garlic, parsley, oregano and chives. Pine River has been making award-winning cheese spreads since 1963. The Pine River Garlic and Herb Cold Pack cheese spread won the Gold Medal in the United States Championship Cheese Contest.