Recipes & Pairings
We want to hear how you use our cheese. Send us your family's favorite recipes that feature our award winning cheese or butter and we will share them here. If we feature your recipe we will send you a gift! Send it using the form on our contact page here.
- Smoked Cheddar Cheese Frittata with Broccoli & Sun-Dried Tomato - Chestnut Street Inn - Sheffield, IL
- Grumpy Goat Avocado Spread - Tim - La Crosse, WI
- Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes - Tim - La Crosse, WI
- Scalloped Potatoes with Ham - Sarah - Nordic Creamery
Wine & Beer Pairings
Our good friends Dan at the Wine Guyz and Pearl Street Brewery in La Crosse helped us put together few wine and beer pairing suggestions to go along with our award winning cheeses. Try these out on your friends at your next party.
Dan at the Wine Guyz Recommends: How about a crisp, lightly oaked Chardonnay? William Hill Chardonnay would be perfect with this fantastic blended cheese.
Pearl Street Brewery Recommends: Pearl Street Pale Ale works well with creamy foods, so it works well as a palette freshener against Capriko’s creaminess.
Dan at the Wine Guyz Recommends: This wonderful cheese will pair nicely with a crisp, dry, fruity Rose. Try a Syrah/Grenache blend, such as Chat. Grande Cassagne.
Pearl Street Brewery Recommends: El Hefe Bavarian Style Hefeweizen or Downtown Brown Ale. The richness and nuttiness of these two beers pair well with this drier and slightly tart cheese.
Dan at the Wine Guyz Recommends: This cellar aged goat cheese will go well with a crisp Sauvignon Blanc. Try Peterson Winery Sauvignon Blanc.
Pearl Street Brewery Recommends: That’s What I’m Talkin’ ’bout Organic Rolled Oat Stout. The rich dark creaminess of this stout works well with the boldness of Grumpy Goat. Also, Evil Doppelganger Blond Dopplebock. What calms down a Grumpy goat? Why Evil “D” does! The richness of and sweeter elements in this blond Dopplebock balance well with Grumpy Goat’s sharper and tangy notes.
Dan at the Wine Guyz Recommends: This is more a creamy aged goat cheddar, as opposed to a sharp aged cheddar. Try a buttery, oaky Chardonnay, such as the Seven Falls Chardonnay from Washington, or a great Napa Cab such as Conn Creek Cabernet Sauvignon.
Pearl Street Brewery Recommends: Downtown Brown Ale. The balance and slight hoppiness of this beer stands up to the full-body flavor of our Aged Cheddar.
Dan at the Wine Guyz Recommends: This cumin and clove infused goat/cow blended cheese would go great with a spicy Australian Shiraz, such as the Morse Code Shiraz, or a classic Cotes du Rhone like Kermit Lynch's Cypress Cuvee.
Pearl Street Brewery Recommends: Smokin’ Hemp Porter. Take two truly unique flavors, slam them together and you got the makings of a mouthful of joy! Don’t ask why it works, but it does.
Pearl Street Brewery Recommends: Smokin’ Hemp Porter. This seasonal Porter is as unique as it’s name, and if you love smoke, really love smoke, try doubling down! Pearl Street Pale Ale works as well with the smoked version of Capriko as it did with the regular one.
Pearl Street Brewery Recommends: El Hefe Bavarian Style Hefeweizen. The slight sweetness and richness of El Hefe tames the big bold flavor of our Smoked Cheddar and embraces the smokiness delightfully.
Pearl Street Brewery Recommends: Rubber Mills Pils. The light clean finish of Rubber Mills Pils matches well with the slightly drier and tangy Goat Muenster.
Pearl Street Brewery Recommends: Rubber Mills Pils or Evil Doppelganger Blond Dopplebock. This Muenster is rich and creamy and pairs well with either the light, but clean Rubber Mills or the rich and sweet “Evil D.”
Pearl Street Brewery Recommends: That’s What I’m Talkin’ ’bout Organic Rolled Oat Stout! A big cheese needs a big beer to stand up and duke it out with it. The rolled oats stout could just be that beer.
Smoked Mild Cheddar
Pearl Street Brewery Recommends: Pearl Street Pale Ale. The crispness and slight bitterness of this Pale Ale, stand up to the smoky flavor and richness of this one of a kind cheese.
Pearl Street Brewery Recommends: Pearl Street Pale Ale or El Hefe Bavarian Style Hefeweizen. Sarah’s select is spicy but at the same time creamy, so the choice of beer is open to your personal tastes. Cut the creamy side with the Pale Ale and embrace the heat with the slight sweetness of El Hefe.