Cheese is smooth, with light, yellow or orange color. It is cut
into square slices and it does not separate when melted. It has
a mild taste and is great for grilled cheese sandwiches.
roots lie in Wisconsin at the end of the 1800's. Its name
is from an early cheese making technique of pressing the
cheeses with actual bricks. The cheese has a number of small
holes and an open texture. It suggests a mixture of sweet, spicy
and nutty flavor. Brick tastes delicious with any kind of fruit,
crackers, or wine.
cheese usually has tangy, piquant, spicy and peppery flavor.
Serve bleu cheese crumbled on a salad, or on whole-grain
crackers. Port wine is the classic accompaniment.
Baby Swiss is notable for its light white color,
creamy texture and small holes. Its nutty flavor and smooth
melting characteristics make it a perfect ingredient in many
recipes, as well as a cheese sandwich.
Its flavor (without the rind) may be
best described as mildly tangy and fruity. Thin slices served
on a sandwich with roast beef are quite tasty. Brie also works
well with pastry recipies.
Cheddar's popularity is unrivaled, with the mix of many
smoked, herbed and spiced mixes. Cheddar's flavor can vary
from mild to extremely sharp and its texture can range from
firm but smooth to dry and almost crumbly, depending on the
age of the cheese. Use younger Cheddars for most cooking
applications including melting, grating, soups and sauces.
Colby is not stacked like a Cheddar, nor is it pressed quite
as hard so it is less dense. So this cheese is somewhat
similar to Cheddar, but softer and moister with a mild, sweet
flavor. Colby may be used just like cheddar.
Wisconsin Farmer Cheese is similar to Havarti. Buttery,
slightly acidic flavor. Smooth, subtle texture
This cheese is usually aged for a few months before it reaches
maturity. It has a mild buttery flavor that develops
into a richer tang as the cheese ages. A cheese for all
occasions. It is known as a breakfast cheese in Europe and is
especially good served with fruit.
Havarti is a traditional semi-soft creamery cheese. It is a
washed-rind cheese with irregular holes throughout similar to
baby swiss. There is also a version with dill for a stronger
herb flavor. Havarti is named after the farm in Denmark where
Hanne Nielsen first made it
Jarlsberg is a creamery, hard, Norwegian cheese. The world's
most famous "Baby Swiss", Jarlsberg has the
consistency texture and hole formation of Swiss but its flavor
is more nut-like and sweeter. Jarlsberg can be used as a
table, dessert or sandwich cheese. Serve it with wine or beer.
Limburger is a pungent creamery washed-rind cheese made only
in Wisconsin. The smooth, sticky, washed rind is reddish-brown
with corrugated ridges. The yellow interior hints at sweetness
but the taste is spicy and aromatic, almost meaty. Limburger
has a legendary aroma which is due to enzymes, breaking down
proteins on the surface of the cheese. But don't let its smell
fool you it is very good!
All Jack cheeses melt wonderfully, and are especially good on
grilled or open-face sandwiches. Jack's meltability has made
it indispensable for Southwestern and "Tex-Mex"
dishes, shredded over tacos, stuffed into enchiladas or melted
over refried beans. Serve jack cheeses with beer or fruity
This is a great middle of the road cheese. Mozzarella may be
used to top any Pizza or baked Italian dish, including ziti,
lasagna, and chicken "parmesan". Bread and pan (or
deep) fry mozzarella "cutlets" and serve on a pool
of marinara sauce.
Munster which is a white, mild cheese, often known as
Muenster. It is a creamery, washed-rind cheese made from cow's
milk and lightly salty. It has a sticky, orange, washed skin.
The cheese is very smooth, fairly soft and has a mildly
piquant flavor that can become quite pungent. Munster can even
be found with a dark yellow coloring that has a stronger
Provolone is a perfect sandwich cheese.
Generally formed into cylinders or ball-shapes (in the U.S.),
Provolone is white and firm-textured with a mild flavor.
Semi-hard, white cheese with mild flavor. Texture is firm and
stringy. It is great for snacking and fun to eat, especially for
children who enjoy the chewy stringy texture. Comes in smoked
and unsmoked versions.