Wine and cheese? No, wine in cheese.

By Tim Nelson
September 14, 2020
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Rosé White Cheddar Cheese Balls
Credit: Kaukauna

With so much time spent at home over the past six months (yes, it's really been that long now), you may have spent a fair amount of time practicing how to set up the perfect wine and cheese board. Even if you haven't, there's a pretty good chance you've drank a lot of rosé and eaten a lot of cheese because the world is falling apart and why the heck not. 

No matter your level of charcuterie skills, you might want to know about a new food that would seem to erase the distinction between wine and cheese entirely: Kaukauna's new Rosé White Cheddar, a cheese that you can say "yaaaaas" to.

Made from aged white cheddar cheese invigorated with the essence of a semi-sparkling rosé, this cheese mixes elements of savory and sweet, like a dairy-driven White Zinfandel. On top of that, it's covered in a coating of crunchy almonds for a bit of texture. Between that and its faint pink hue, this thing will instantly become one of the more Instagrammable components of your charcuterie board. Oh, and did I mention this thing comes as a huge 10 ounce ball of cheese? Because it is.

Rosé White Cheddar Cheese Balls
Credit: Kaukauna

This isn't the first time Kaukauna has offered a wine-themed cheese (their port wine variety takes that honor), but it's a sign that rosé really is here to stay. 

"We're excited to launch the Rosé White Cheddar flavor just in time for fall, especially since consumers have been continuing to drink rosé past summer and it has become a year-round trend," Kaukauna Senior Associate Brand Manager Shelley Sternard said in a press release. "Rosé White Cheddar is perfectly compatible with classic fall flavors, and its versatility makes for a wonderful spread."

If, for whatever reason, you can't stand rosé but like the idea of a white cheddar, Kaukauna has you covered there as well. The new non-rosé White Cheddar also joins the lineup, alongside other standouts like Smoky Bacon, Parmesan Ranch, and Bacon Jalapeño, to name a few. 

So if you ever wanted to eat rosé, your dreams are about to come true unless you're a vegan or lactose intolerant. I have no idea if these big balls of wine cheese taste good, but I'm sure it's nothing that washing it down with a little (more) rosé can't fix.

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