Add Wisconsin Flair to Cinco de Mayo Celebrations with Crave Brothers Cheese


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            Add Wisconsin Flair to Cinco de Mayo Celebrations with Crave Brothers Cheese



            Waterloo, WI, April 24, 2018—On May 5th, people across the U.S. will be celebrating the food and culture of Mexico at Cinco de Mayo get-togethers. Tacos, burritos and tequila cocktails such as Margaritas are among the favorites served at those gatherings. Many Mexican foods are enhanced by fresh cow’s milk cheeses that melt well, such as Crave Brothers Farmer’s Rope String Cheese (a part-skim Oaxaca-style Mozzarella). This year, consider adding a Wisconsin note to your menu. Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese offers the following food and drink ideas for your Cinco de Mayo celebration.

            Pizza Parties with Palomas:  One of Mexico’s favorite cocktails is the Paloma, made with tequila, lime and grapefruit juices with club soda and a little sugar, or grapefruit-flavored soda.  One of the favorite foods in the U.S. is pizza.  Why not serve the two favorites together? Crave Brothers Farmer’s Rope String Cheese can be your secret ingredient when you make your own stuffed crust pizza. The Farmer’s Rope of Pearls Pizza recipe from Crave Brothers starts with your favorite pizza dough, pressed or rolled out to the desired shape and size.  Place the dough on a flat sheet pan dusted with cornmeal, and then place Crave Brothers Farmer’s Rope String Cheese around the entire edge of the pizza, one inch from the edge of the dough. Pull the edge of the dough over the cheese and press to seal. Add toppings (consider chorizo, Crave Brothers Fresh Mozzarella and jalapeños). Bake the pizza, and enjoy a Paloma while you wait.

            Mexican Beer Meets Wisconsin Cheese Curds: When you’re going for authenticity by serving Mexican beer on Cinco de Mayo, pair it with a Wisconsin favorite, Crave Brothers Farmstead Jalapeño Cheddar Cheese Curds. These award-winning cheese curds are also available in White and Yellow Cheddar varieties. Fresh cheese curds offer a squeaky texture and a slightly salty, mild flavor that makes them an ideal accompaniment for beer. They’re also a complement for sausages, chili and other spicy foods. In 2016, Crave Brothers Jalapeño Cheddar Cheese Curds and Yellow Cheddar Cheese Curds both won First Place honors in the American Cheese Society Competition.

            Margarita Arrives with Her Friend Margherita: If you’re serving a classic tequila cocktail like the Margarita, pair it with the classic Margherita Pizza. Crave Brothers Margherita Pizza starts with your favorite crust recipe, brushed with olive oil and topped with sliced Crave Brothers Fresh Mozzarella Ovoline, fresh sliced plum tomatoes and fresh basil leaves.

            When it comes to fresh, artisan cheeses, Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese have a lot to recommend them. All of the Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese varieties are made with milk from the family’s own dairy herd, and are produced using 100% green power. Crave Brothers Farmer’s Rope String Cheese, a handmade deli string cheese, has won more than 30 state and national awards, including First Place at the 2015 American Cheese Society Competition.


            Visit the website at for other recipe ideas for Cinco de Mayo. You’ll also find product information about Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, videos highlighting the Crave Brothers green story, and details about recent prestigious awards.


The Crave family farms 2,500 acres of productive land in south-central Wisconsin, growing soybeans, corn and alfalfa to use as nutritious feed for their Holstein cows. From the manure digester to water recovery and recycling, sustainability is top-of-mind on the farm. The Crave Brothers Farm LLC and Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese LLC use 100% green power and are carbon-negative businesses. Their anaerobic biodigester produces more electricity than they need, enough to power the dairy farm, the farmstead cheese-making plant, and over 300 homes in their community.


Every pound of cheese made by George Crave, a licensed cheese maker, is made with milk from the family’s herd. Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese produces Fresh Mozzarella, Mascarpone, Part-skim Mozzarella, Oaxaca, Farmer’s Rope String Cheese, and Fresh Cheddar Cheese Curds in white, yellow and jalapeño varieties.

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