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Artisanal Cheese Plate with Wild Plum Butter

Artisanal Cheese Plate with Wild Plum ButterArtisan cheeses served with a simple homemade wild plum butter. Recipe by Chef Nathan Berg.

Recipe Ingredients:

2 cups wild or cultivated red plums, halved and pitted
2 tablespoons water
1/2 cup granulated sugar
Wisconsin Artisan Cheese

Cooking Directions:

  1. Place plums and water in medium saucepan. Cover, bring to boil and simmer at boil until plums are soft, about 10 to 15 minutes. Cool slightly.
  2. Place cooked plums in food processor and purée.
  3. Return to saucepan. Add sugar to pan and boil mixture over medium high heat for 5 minutes, stirring constantly.
  4. Remove from heat and cool butter to room temperature.
  5. Refrigerate. Plum butter will keep refrigerated for two weeks.
  6. Serve Plum butter with a selection of Wisconsin Artisan Cheeses such as Saxony, Aged Gouda, Uplands Cheese Pleasant Ridge Reserve and Wisconsin Blue Cheese.

Makes 2 cups.

Recipe and photograph provided courtesy of Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board, Inc.