Planning a cheese course or cheese tasting
event is easy and delicious with some of your favorite Wisconsin
Artisan Cheeses from the Schoolhouse Artisan Cheese Shop. Pair with
the perfect wine or beer!
To learn more about wine and beer
pairings, please visit the Wisconsin Cheese
Cupid, sponsored by the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board.
An interactive site with some tasty suggestions!
We have also created a pairing guide with the cheeses that we
sell! See the Schoolhouse favorites...
Hard cheeses like Bandaged Cheddar, Gran
Queso, MontAmore´™ and SarVecchio® are best matched with foods that
pack an intense flavor punch. Spiced nuts, grilled vegetables,
tangy vinegars and cured meats all bring out the sweet, nutty and
buttery flavors of these cheeses. Paired with fruity wines like
Riesling and Prosecco, Hard cheeses are definitely hard to
With a wide
variety of flavor profiles, Semi-firm cheeses are often a favorite
and include some of the Schoolhouse Artisan Cheese Shop selection
of: Dunbarton Gold, Pleasant Ridge, Evalon Goat Cheese, and other
mixed milk cheeses. We carry Widmer's 10 year Cheddar and Carr
Valley's Smoked Applewood Cheddar Cheese, two of Wisconsin's
classics. These cheeses are rich and nutty, making it perfectly
suited for foods such as fruits, including cranberries and apples.
Emmentaler and Gruyere, two favorite Alpine-style cheeses, taste
delicious with spicy pestos or rich chocolate. Cheeses such as Big
Ed's and Marieka's Goudas, are smooth and buttery, making them
suited for the flavors of spicy nuts and peppers. Sparkling ciders
and wines along with pale ales, and stout beers blend well with the
diverse flavor of semi-firm cheeses.
cheeses are a smorgasbord of flavor - ranging from mild and buttery
to earthy and pungent. Favorites such as: Widmer's Aged Brick and
Marieke's flavored Goudas, pair well with roasted vegetables like
mushrooms and asparagus as well as with sweets that include poached
fruit and sugared hazelnuts. Try them with a fruity wine or good
lager for the perfect sidekick.
Ader Kase Reserve from Seymour Dairy has
one of Wisconsin's well-loved blue-veined cheeses. They are known
for their crumbly texture and distinct flavor. Sweet and nutty
accompaniments such as fruit, almonds, and spices such as ginger
help balance the saltiness of these cheeses. Spicy gin, flavored
beers and red wines are bold beverages that bring out Blue-Veined
cheeses' intense flavors.
Soft-ripened cheeses are snowy-white and delicious
at room temperature or served warm out of the oven. These cheeses,
including Crave Brothers Petit Frère®, have an earthy, creamy
flavor that pairs well with fruits like melon and berries as well
as sun-dried tomatoes. Sparkling wine, Pinot Noir and beer infused
with fruit, such as a cherry lager, also complement this style of
and creamy, fresh cheeses like Mascarpone, Ricotta and Feta are
great for using as a spread or dip. Pairing them with sweet treats
like honey and maple syrup is a delicious contrast. Stop by one of
the Schoolhouse Artisan Cheese Shops to check out the selection of
fresh cheeses. Fruity, floral wines pair well with their
creaminess as does the earthy flavor of green tea.
The Schoolhouse Artisan Cheese Shop will be glad to assist
you in preparing the perfect cheese selections for your next
gathering or event. We can also put together your cheese
flight for you! Please contact us for more
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