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Spice up your summer with Wisconsin cheese

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Tina Peterson, Regional Program Manager, Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin, joined us to discuss the Spring issue of Grate. Pair. Share. magazine. It is filled with recipes and ideas for spring and early summer celebrations and gatherings with delicious Wisconsin Cheese. Visit gratepairshare.com to see the entire issue online. Grate. Pair. Share. is a year-round guide to cooking and entertaining with Wisconsin cheese.

 Break out in to the warm weather with some delicious appetizers featuring Hispanic-style cheese. The fresh milky flavors of Hispanic-style cheese make them an ideal choice for spring entertaining. Serve up these appetizers with a round of cold margaritas or craft beer out on the deck in the fresh spring sunshine.

 Wisconsin is the leading producer of authentically crafted Hispanic cheese. In fact, 32% of our nation's Hispanic cheese comes from America's Dairyland. Inspired by Mexico, crafted in Wisconsin by some of our Master Cheesemakers.

 V&V Supremo is the oldest Hispanic family-run cheese producer in the United States and has been making award-winning cheese since 1964 with milk from the dairy farmers of Wisconsin.

Today's featured recipes:
Queso Beer Cheese Dip- Queso quesadilla cheese was made to be melted into this beer queso dip. Its rich, creamy texture and perfect kick of heat will make this your next go-to recipe for spring and summer entertaining.

 Pineapple Queso Fresco Salsa- Fresh and flavorful! This pineapple salsa is sweet with a bit of heat from jalapeño. The queso fresco cheese is mild, crumbly and adds just a hint of salt. Serve it at your next barbecue with chips or on top of grilled fish or chicken.

 Spring Fiesta Cheese Board-Wisconsin produces 32 percent of our nation's authentically crafted Hispanic-style cheese. The fresh, milky flavors of these cheeses lend wonderful flavor to any celebration. Serve them on a cheese board sided with a pitcher of margaritas, and you'll have the start of a great fiesta!

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