Alpine Cheese + Meyer Lemon Marmalade

by dccheese on February 27, 2017

in American-Midwest,Cheese!,Cow,Perfect Pairings

‘Tis the season …. for sunny yellow Meyer lemons! We created this pairing a while back for the good folks at Eat Wisconsin Cheese. Citrus preserves bring a welcome vivaciousness to a cheese board in these long last days of winter, while aged alpine-style cheeses recall the lush summer meadows of seasons past.

Meyer Lemon Marmalade and Roth Grand Cru |

Our honey-sweetened Meyer lemon marmalade brings out the sweet flavors of a cheese like Pleasant Ridge Reserve or Roth Grand Cru Reserve. Serve atop an oat cracker and add a spring of thyme for a party-worthy appetizer.

Roth Grand Cru Reserve cheese |

Are you wondering where there are Alps in Wisconsin? Alpine-style cheeses are those modeled after traditional Swiss mountain cheeses — not necessarily made in the Alps. Grand Cru is the signature cheese of Wisconsin’s Roth Cheese, a cheese made in traditional copper vats and aged — in the case of the Reserve — 6 to 9 months. It’s floral and nutty and just an all-around palate pleaser. Grand Cru Reserve has twice won gold in the World Cheese Awards, while the washed-rind Grand Cru Surchiox was World Champion in 2016.

Click over to for our marmalade recipe and then let us know what you paired it with!

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Jessica at Cheese Grotto March 23, 2017 at 9:49 am

Delicious, I am from California so I love Meyer lemons. Where is the marmalade from?

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