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Cheese-Stuffed Butternut Squash

Cheese-Stuffed Butternut Squash
This autumnal dish is a refined harmony of fruity and tangy Lustenberger 1862, butternut squash, zucchini, and nuts, plus a fresh note of pomegranate. This wonderful cheese from Switzerland adds extra pizzazz to give your friends and family a real treat for dinner or lunch. And the best part: It’s quick and easy to prepare.
  1. 2 small butternut squashes, halved
  2. 2 tablespoons olive oil
  3. 120 grams Lustenberger 1862 fruity and tangy
  4. 1 pomegranate
  5. 70 grams walnuts
  6. 1 small zucchini
  7. 1 bunch citrus thyme
  8. Salt and pepper, to taste
  1. Wash the squash and cut each in half lengthwise. Scrape out seeds and discard. Sprinkle cut squash with olive oil, season with salt and pepper to taste, and bake for 25 minutes in the oven at 350°F, until fork-tender.
  2. While the squash bakes, prepare the filling. Cut Lustenberger 1862 into cubes. Remove pomegranate seeds from fruit, chop walnuts roughly, roughly grate zucchini, and pick citrus thyme leaves from the stem. Mix everything together in a large bowl until combined.
  3. Remove squash from the oven, fill, and bake for 10 minutes, until cheese is melted.
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This recipe is sponsored by Lustenberger & Dürst SA.


Since 1862, the house Lustenberger & Dürst has devoted itself to the pure culture of quality cheese from Switzerland. From its early days Lustenberger & Dürst has constantly continued improving what is already fine. The success of Lustenberger & Dürst is due to a perfect combination of origin, nature, tradition and innovation. Our cheeses are handcrafted from the farm fresh milk in the local dairy, using artisanal methods with low processing handed down from generation to generation. The pure Swiss milk, the skill of our master cheese makers, the secrets of affinage and the innovation creating new varieties make Lustenberger & Dürst one of the most respected cheese‐houses in Switzerland.

2 thoughts on “Cheese-Stuffed Butternut Squash”

  1. Avatar Jennifer Pothier says:

    Never heard of citrus thyme – if u only had regular thyme – would you also need to add some lemon zest?

    1. Avatar Erika Kubick says:

      That’s a great subsitution.

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