Savory Spoon Cooking School: Just in Time for Holiday Entertaining


Janice Thomas from the Savory Spoon Cooking School mentions the perfect pairing for our Petit Frère® in this months newsletter.

Savory Spoon Cooking School


I love cranberries and I also love Marsala, so I wanted to share this fabulous recipe with you just before the Thanksgiving holiday. It is easy and delicious too, and I created it with a passion for the spirit of the holiday wecall Thanksgiving.

This recipe for Cranberry Marsala Chutney was inspired by my visit to the Fiorio Marsala facility last May on my annual trip to Sicily.

You can make it in advance and place it in a pretty jar and give it as a gift during the Thanksgiving Holiday! It is perfect paired with great artisan cheese, especially Craves Brothers Petit Frère®.

As you know, I always like to add a little freshness to a recipe, so in this one I add a little fresh pear at the end. Save a jar for yourself too!


Please take a look at our new Schoolhouse Artisan Cheese Catalog to help you choose the perfect cheese for your holiday gifts or entertaining, and to enjoy with my delectable Cranberry Marsala Chutney.

Petit Frere

Cranberry Marsala Chutney



A great companion to Petit Frère®


2 cups fresh cranberries

½ cup Marsala wine

1/3 cup dried cranberries

½ cup local honey

1 ripe pear, peeled, cored and diced


Place whole fresh cranberries, Marsala, dried cranberries in a medium saucepan over medium heat and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 3 minutes.


Place warmed mixture in a food processor and pulse 4-5 times to chop coarsely.


Return cranberry mixture to the saucepan and add the honey. Simmer for 2-3 minutes. Do not overcook, it will taste fresh. Cool and add 1 cup diced pear.


Serve at room temperature at the side of Petit Frère®.



You can add a pinch of pumpkin pie spice

Add 2 Tbsp. cherry or raspberry jam

Add 1 tsp. Grand Marnier


Enjoy Thanksgiving with friends and family!  To order Petit Frere and other WI Artisan Cheeses, please visit the Schoolhouse Artisan Cheese Website!



For more gift giving ideas for the holidays, browse our gift catalog - we have some great WI artisan cheeses for entertaining!  It's not too late to order your corporate gifts!

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Have a Delicious Day!

Janice Thomas
Savory Spoon Cooking School

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