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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.
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.
Mushroom Walnut Bisque with Ricotta Salata
Splurge on high-quality wild mushrooms for this recipe—we especially love oyster, enoki, and shiitake varieties.
Pork Ragu with Ciabatta and Ricotta Salata
Serve this ragu over pasta, polenta, or—as here—with thick slices of toasted bread. The ragu freezes well, so double the recipe if you’d like.