SUPER BOWL 50 PICKS & BITES

The Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board’s Picks & Bites® are simple creations made with Wisconsin cheese. They are go-to answers for appetizers, small plates, bar menu features, garnishes and even desserts.

BEVERAGE PAIRINGS
Picks & Bites® turn simple sips into something spectacular. Use them as dressed-up garnishes or nibbles served on the side at the bar. Try the Grinder Pick with a Bloody Mary, Brie Berry Pick with white wine or Greek Salad Pick with a martini.

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Grinder Pick
Pepperoncini, Hard Salami Slice, Wisconsin String Cheese and Pimento Stuffed Olive

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Brie Berry Pick
Mini Wisconsin Brie Cheese Wedge and Strawberry

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Greek Salad Pick
Cucumber Chunk, Grape Tomato, Wisconsin Feta Cheese Cube, Pitted Kalamata Olive, Olive Oil Drizzle and Oregano Garnish

 

EYE-CATCHING CATERING
Offer a selection of Picks & Bites® for use on appetizer buffets, passed hors d’oeuvres and catering trays. A colorful, eclectic collection offers a little something for everyone and makes an impressive display.

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Shell Pick
Wisconsin Fontina Cheese, Kalamata Olives, Roasted Red Peppers, Pepperoncini, Capers and Basil Leaf Garnish

 

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Mushroom Pick
Pickled Mushroom, Wisconsin Ricotta Salata Cheese, Kalamata Olives, Capers, Parsley Garnish and Olive Oil Drizzle

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Figgie Blue Bite
Fresh Fig, Wisconsin Blue Cheese, Candied Walnut and Honey Drizzle

 

SMALL PLATES
Use Picks & Bites® to create fun, shareable small plates or light meals. Mix and match to offer contrasting colors, flavors and styles or follow a theme. For example, an Italian-style Picks & Bites® plate might include an Antipasti Pick, Roman Bite and Caprese Pick.

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Antipasti Pick
Artichoke, Caper Berry, Salami Chunk, Red Pepper, Parsley Garnish, Wisconsin Sharp Provolone Cheese and Olive Oil

 

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Roman Bite
Bread Coin, Oil Cured Tomato, Oregano, Wisconsin Romano Cheese Chunk, Cracked Black Pepper and Olive Oil Drizzle

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Caprese Pick
Grape Tomato, Basil Leaf, Wisconsin Fresh Mozzarella and Cheese Ciligene

 

 

GREAT GARNISHES
Add a splash of color and thoughtfully paired flavor accents to soups, salads, wraps and sandwiches. No one will wonder if they should eat the garnish!

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Tort Pick
Wisconsin Camembert Cheese, Gorgonzola Cheese, Walnut and Red Grape

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Watermelon Bite
Watermelon, Wisconsin Feta Cheese and Mint Garnish

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Carrot Boat Pick
Carrot Slice Boat, Herb and Spice Cheese Spread and Chive Garnish

 

MORE ONLINE:
For more Wisconsin cheese Picks & Bites® ideas, visit www.PicksAndBites.com.

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Up Your Cheese & Cracker Game for Super Bowl 50

Who says cheese boards have to be fancy and formal? Add a dose of fun with these playful cracker topping combinations by MacKenzie Smith, the chef/writer for the blog GrilledCheese social.com, for the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board. They’re perfect for all ages.

 Tip: Crackers come in a myriad of shapes, sizes and flavors. Select styles according to the cheeses being served – simple water crackers with light-flavored cheeses, heartier wheat or multi-grain crackers with bolder cheeses.

PBJ & Curd
Spread a layer of peanut butter on a cracker. Top with a dollop of your favorite jelly and a fresh Wisconsin cheese curd.

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Colby Jack Ham Twist
Place a square slice of Wisconsin Colby-jack on a cracker. Top with a sweet pickle slice and deli ham, rolled up and thinly sliced.

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Elvis Jr.
Spread Wisconsin mascarpone over a cracker and top with sliced banana, crushed salted peanuts and a drizzle of honey. Your guests will say, “thank you, thank you very much.”

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Rainbow Whip
Mix 1 cup Wisconsin ricotta with 1 tablespoon powdered sugar and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla. Spread on a cracker and cover with sprinkles.

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Sweet Brie
Spread chocolate hazelnut spread over a cracker and top with a piece of Wisconsin brie and sliced strawberry.

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Peppermint Crush
Top a cracker with Wisconsin mascarpone and a generous sprinkle of crushed peppermint candy pieces.

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Candy Apple Camembert
Spread apple butter on a cracker and top with a slice of Wisconsin camembert and red hot candies.

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So Gouda
Top a cracker with a slice of smoked gouda, a small square of dark chocolate and dried pineapple.

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For more cheese pairings and serving ideas, check out Grate. Pair. Share., an online magazine all about cooking and entertaining with Wisconsin cheese.

This content was first published in Grate. Pair. Share. and shared with us by the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board.