With the holidays behind us, it’s time to look ahead to the new year. Cold weather is on the horizon, so you’re bound to spend lots of time indoors keeping warm. Take advantage of that – it’s a perfect time to gather family and friends in the kitchen and around the table. We teamed up with our friends at Roth Cheese to bring you some winter recipes that are sure to please a crowd and help fight off cabin fever!

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Swedish Meatballs

No one can resist this appetizer. They’re made with Van Gough Gouda – a classic Dutch-style cheese. Pass them around the kitchen while the meal is being prepared, and it will keep conversation going and help guests remain patient for the main attraction.

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Mashed Potato Latkes

Nothing says winter like a classic potato pancake. This recipe calls for shredded Grand Cru cheese right in the potato mixture for extra decadence. By combining the finest Wisconsin milk and crafting in authentic copper vats, Roth has created an original alpine-style cheese unmatched in America.

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Steakhouse Onion Soup with Grand Cru

Craving soup? This warm onion soup served with cheesy bread is perfect on a cold day and uses Grand Cru as a topping. The key is to make it a day ahead – soup’s always better the next day!

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Apple Berry Crisp

If you can’t decide between dessert or cheese to end your meal, this recipe is the perfect compromise. Prairie Sunset (a sweet, approachable cheese) is mixed with berries and apples to make this easy crisp that bakes in just 30 minutes. Serve it with a side of vanilla ice cream, and you’ll take it over the top!