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One Cheese, Five Ways: Smoked Cheddar


Sharp, complex, and supremely meltable, smoked cheddar sparks up cozy winter dishes.

Smoked Cheddar Mac and Cheese with BBQ Pulled Pork


This is a great way to use up leftover pulled pork. Traditional smoked barbecue pork works best, but carnitas or pork roast are great, too.

Smoked Cheddar Ice Cream


This unique ice cream goes gangbusters with apple pie, but it’s also delicious drizzled with rich caramel sauce.

Smoked Cheddar Juicy Lucy Burgers


Minneapolis made the cheese-stuffed burger famous, but swapping smoked cheddar for American slices really elevates this dish. For even better results, ask your butcher for ground short ribs in place of the ground chuck.

Butternut Squash and Kale Strata


Strata is traditionally served for breakfast or brunch, but it can make for a wonderful meal any time of day—just serve with a green salad for a hearty, filling feast.

Ricotta Salata

One Cheese, Five Ways: Ricotta Salata


Semi-firm ricotta salata adds a punch to autumn dishes. Here are five different recipes to add a little cheese to your life.

Spinach Gnocchi with Prosciutto and Ricotta Salata


This gnocchi is tossed with butter and prosciutto for an easy, delicious meal.

Zucchini and Radicchio Couscous


This couscous dish is prepared risotto style, giving it a deep, satisfying flavor and texture.