Featured Cheese & Recipes

November Recipe - Grandma Siemer's Creamy Macaroni and Cheese Bake

 Photo and recipe courtesy of Dairy Farmer’s of Wisconsin

Photo and recipe courtesy of Dairy Farmer’s of Wisconsin

Ingredients

CHEESE

  • Cheddar

  • Parmesan

INGREDIENTS LIST

  • 2 cups uncooked elbow macaroni

  • 4 tablespoons butter, cubed

  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour

  • 2 cups milk

  • 4 teaspoons chicken bouillon granules.

  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded Mild Cheddar cheese, divided

  • 1 1/2 cups cubed fully cooked ham

  • 1/4 cup (3/4) ounce) grated Parmesan cheese

  • Fresh minced parsley, optional

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 350°F. 

  2. Cook macaroni according to package directions until al dente; drain. 

  3. Melt butter in a Dutch oven over medium-low heat. Whisk in flour until smooth. Gradually whisk in milk, bouillon granules and pepper. Bring to boil; cook and whisk for 2 minutes or until thickened. Reduce heat to low; gradually stir in 1 cup cheddar until melted. Stir in macaroni, ham and parmesan. Remove from the heat.

  4. Transfer to greased 2-quart baking dish. Sprinkle with remaining cheddar. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until bubbly and ham is heated through. Sprinkle with parsley if desired. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving. 

Recipe Tip

Any  brand of Wisconsin cheddar or parmesan cheese can be used.

Grilled Cheese Rollups

 Photo and recipe courtesy of Dairy Farmer’s of Wisconsin

Photo and recipe courtesy of Dairy Farmer’s of Wisconsin

INGREDIENTS LIST

  • 8 slices white bread, crusts removed

  • 8 slices (.8 ounce each)  Cheddar cheese

  • 4 tablespoons butter, cubed and divided

Instruction

  1. Flatten bread slices to 1/4-inch thickness; top each with cheddar.  Roll up tightly.

  2. Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook roll-ups, in batches, for 3-4 minutes turning until sides are golden brown. Add remaining butter as necessary. Serve immediately.

Recipe Tips

  • Any brand of Wisconsin cheddar cheese can be used.

  • Whole wheat or whole grain bread could also be substituted.

Cheesemonger Tip

Feeling adventurous? Experiment with different varieties of cheese! Swap in a Wisconsin fontina, colby jack, swiss or muenster for a new warm and gooey grilled cheese idea.