You already know Parmesan is a must-have cheese, perfect solo for snacking, on a cheeseboard, and as an ingredient in numerous dishes from salads to entrees to desserts. While Parmesan alone is an unparalleled all-star, there’s always room to share the spotlight. That’s why we carefully crafted our signature Copper Kettle Parmesan cheese. This spin on Parmesan is so unique, many of you have asked us how you can do more than just snack on this sweet, complex cheese alone. You want to use it to create new masterpieces, so we’ve created a complete guide to Copper Kettle recipes, pairings, and all things featuring this one-of-a-kind cheese.
About Our Hand-Crafted Copper Kettle
Copper Kettle Parmesan’s name is derived from how it’s made. This cheese is handcrafted in special copper vats using a unique recipe in the authentic Italian cheesemaking tradition, perfected over centuries with only all natural ingredients. The result is a parmesan cheese with a rich, creamy, and sweet taste you can’t find anywhere else.
Head Cheesemaker Christophe Megevand begins the recipe with the freshest milk from local dairy farms in Wisconsin’s Lake Country area. A recipe is then followed in the same authentic Italian Cheese making tradition of other hard cheeses like Grana Padano and Parmesan before aging the cheese for 16 months. The result is a cheese that offers an unmatched combination of fruity and sweet flavor with notes of crushed apple and cooked caramel.
Copper Kettle Pairings
Copper Kettle Parmesan can be paired with foods you may not regularly associate with Parmesan. Because of its inherent sweetness, Copper Kettle dances across your tastebuds perfectly with a piece of dark chocolate and a drizzle of honey. Sip a glass of Chardonnay alongside for a truly decadent treat.
Copper Kettle is also a great cheese to use when serving savory dishes. The mellow sweetness nicely balances out a savory salad or main entree. Try sprinkling it on an arugula salad to sweeten up the slightly tart greens and enjoy the added dimension it brings to a crisp salad.
Aside from Chardonnay, Copper Kettle pairs perfectly with most beers and ciders. This cheese has such complex flavors to highlight, it’s hard to go wrong.
Copper Kettle Recipes and Entertaining
If you’re known for creating an ideal cheese board or you just love having cheese on-hand for snacking and cooking, you can feel confident that adding Copper Kettle Parmesan to your offerings is a winning plan.
On a cheese board, consider serving Copper Kettle Parmesan with a dried fruit combination, like cranberries or blueberries, and a spicy honey or a fig jam. It’s also delicious when paired with more savory options like olives, salted nuts, and cured meats.
If you can’t get enough pumpkin in the Fall, here’s a nice option for a Pumpkin Parmesan Souffle that’s ideal for an autumn brunch or a holiday side dish! And if you love to impress with fun appetizers, this recipe for a Copper Kettle and Fontina Crostini is quick to prepare and unique enough that you know you’ll be bringing a true showstopper to the party. Save this recipe for a must-have on your entertaining list.
Another option perfect for berry season— this one can do double duty as an appetizer or a dessert— is this Fresh Berry Bruschetta with Balsamic Glaze. If you want something quick, try Copper Kettle Chisels paired with dark chocolates, fresh seasonal fruit and a pound cake. The options are endless!
Copper Kettle in the Kitchen
When you have Copper Kettle Parmesan at the ready, you’ll always have something delicious to cook up. Whether it’s a quick appetizer, weeknight meal for the family, or a dish to take to a friend’s house, using Copper Kettle as an ingredient will definitely have everyone asking for the recipe. It’s up to you whether you want to keep that recipe a secret or share!
To improvise on adding this cheese into your normal recipe rotation, consider working in some grated Copper Kettle Parmesan in mashed potatoes or creamy risottos for an authentic Italian taste. It’s delicious shaved over top of roasted vegetables, especially earthy root vegetables like sweet potatoes, parsnips, and carrots.
A classic macaroni and cheese is always a favorite, and this Five Cheese Macaroni and Cheese can please both the kids and the adults when served alone or as a side dish. If you love to grill and want to take advantage of the summer weather, try Copper Kettle freshly grated on any food hot off the grill. Consider tossing grilled chicken wings with your favorite fresh herbs, olive oil and some grated Copper Kettle for a surprising smokey and sweet taste. Thinly sliced pieces add a gourmet taste to your burgers and chicken breasts, too!
When the temps cool down again, your instant pot or slow-cooker will be ready to get to work for you. Whether you like soup or you prefer heartier dishes like stews or chilis, the subtle sweet and creamy flavor of Copper Kettle Parmesan will complement one-dish wonders. If you love to get the slow cooker working on cool days or you like to host game day gatherings, we recommend this Three Bean chili recipe for its quick prep time and high score on taste.
No matter how you choose to explore Copper Kettle, the variety will leave you satisfied. Look for it in your grocer’s cheese case in all its delicious forms:
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