Well, today you can choose the pork and cheese menu. But I know pairing up pork with cheese can be very confusing. Especially if you haven’t tasted all kinds of different cheese.
So, what cheese goes with pork?
Different pork slices go well with various cheeses. But mostly if you say pulled pork I’d say with a cheddar cheese grilled sandwich. On the other hand, if it’s tenderloin then nothing can be better than a blue cheese sauce. And without the mozzarella pork chops, my thanksgiving is incomplete.
I know…I know! You can’t wait to try these flavor-packed dishes. And I won’t keep you waiting as well.
So, let’s just pounce into the next section-
Does All Kind of Cheese Go With Pork?
You see, pork comes in several shapes. For example, pulled pork, medallions, chops, etc. And one of these tastes the best with one cheese then another one with a different one.
But cheeses that team very well with this pork are Cheddar, Mozzarella, and blue cheese. Whether it’s been used as a sauce or stuffed, it always tasted godly to me.
No worries, I’m not good at keeping secrets! That’s why I’m sharing some of my favorite recipes with different pork and cheese.
Stay with me!
Does All Cheese Taste Same with Pork?
As a crazy cheese lover, I try to include cheese with whatever dish I can cook. Now, you might ask, do those dishes taste good? Can you actually pair up any cheese with any dish?
Well, unfortunately, no! Because different kinds of cheese taste different. So, when you add different cheese to your pork the taste will vary.
Therefore, as per your demand, we’re gonna explore how many cheeses go together with pork. And how many pork and cheese recipes you can try with different cheese.
Oh God! I’m already drooling in the name of pork and cheese. Because you know cheese is always like the cherry on the cake for me.
So let’s not wait anymore and jump right into the delicacies with different cheeses.
Recipe 1: Pulled Pork With Cheddar Cheese: Delightful!
This BBQ grilled cheese sandwich recipe with pulled pork is inspired by St. Louis, Missouri. When I compared grilled cheese and toasted cheese I saw that grilled cheese is more cheesy.
However, often pairing two very flavorful ingredients might not end well. But sometimes it develops a beautiful creation as well.
This pulled pork cheddar cheese sandwich is definitely the latter one! So, let’s find out which ingredients you would need to make this delish.
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|360 extra virgin olive oil||Check Price|
|Litethouse freeze chopped garlic||Check Price|
|Yo Mama’s BBQ Sauce||Check Price|
|360 Cheddar Sharp bar||Check Price|
|Whole foods market brioche||Check Price|
|360 organic mayonnaise||Check Price|
|French’s crispy fried onion||Check Price|
With the listed ingredients you wouldn’t need to go on a scavenger hunt now. So, hoping you’ve already ordered and gathered all the ingredients in one place.
If yes, then let’s get into the cooking steps now-
Step 1: Heat Oil And Toss Pork With BBQ Sauce
We’re gonna start with heating a tablespoon of olive oil in a big non-stick Sensarte skillet. You can keep the heat medium here.
Next, add your chopped garlic according to your flavor preference. Then cook until you feel fragrant in the air.
Now, add all the pulled pork you bought already. And toss it with BBQ sauce to mix up properly. Keep cooking until they’re fully mixed. Then turn off your gas.
Step 2: Make the Sandwich
In this step grab the brioche slices you ordered. Then layer the BBQ pulled pork mix with crispy fried onion.
Next, put a slice of cheddar cheese on the top. After that, again layer with pork and fried onion. Lastly spread the mayonnaise evenly on the brioche slices.
Step 3: Toasting the Sandwich
Oh yes, trust me! This is the most exciting part. Because now you’re gonna witness the most satisfying scenario of melting cheese.
For that, warm up another nonstick pan. Again keep the heat medium. Then toast the sandwiches for 2-3 minutes on each side or until the cheese oozes out.
Finally, you can serve your cheddar cheese pulled pork sandwiches with french fries. I love to eat them with Mrs. Wages creamy coleslaw mix because it tastes heavenly together.
Recipe 2: Pork With Blue Cheese Sauce: Fancy But Simple!
If you’re super worried about your weeknight dinner then I’d instantly suggest this recipe. Because these savory Pork Medallions with Blue Cheese will only take about 30 minutes to prepare!
I know you’re excited to know how to prepare this pork and blue cheese recipe. So to your knowledge, this fancy but easy dish doesn’t require many ingredients.
So first things first, let’s tick off the ingredients-
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|360 blue cheese||Grab it Now!|
|Soeos Shaoxing Cooking Wine||Grab it Now!|
|Land O Lakes salted butter||Grab it Now!|
|365 heavy organic cream||Grab it Now!|
|SFL chopped Shallots||Grab it Now!|
|McCormick Parsley Flakes||Grab it Now!|
|Happy belly black pepper||Grab it Now!|
|Diamond crystal salt||Grab it Now!|
Also, you’d need some tools while making this dish. Mostly we have them in our house. Still, I’m listing them here so that you can grab them easily.
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Got everything on your kitchen table? If so then let’s prepare this mouth-watering dish now.
Whenever I made this dish for my family everyone just jumped over it. Because I’m not the only blue cheese fangirl here.
I bet you’d experience something similar as well. So no more dilly-dallying. Let’s start the process now-
Step 1: Prepare the Tenderloin
Let’s start with cutting the tenderloin of the silver skin. After that, trim any extra fat as well.
Next, chop the tenderloin into 8 pieces. Each piece should be about 2″. Oh, don’t forget to flatten each side of the meat by pressing with your palm. It’ll help to remove the extra water.
Now season all the pieces with salt and black pepper. You should season the pork loin nicely otherwise it can smell like a wet dog. Because most of the time we keep the meat vacuum packed.
Step 2: Nicely Sear the Pork
In this step, warm up the olive oil and a tablespoon of butter together. You can use a big sauté pan here for your convenience. Remember to keep the heat high here.
Notice when the butter foam up then gradually add half of the pork pieces. Sear for about 2-3 minutes until it gets the brown color.
Now cook for another 2 minutes until the other side gets brown. Lastly, place them on a plate and sear the other half.
Step 3: Prepare the Blue Cheese Sauce
At this point, you gotta melt the leftover butter. More butter, yay! Then add the shallot onions with a sprinkle of salt. You need to saute it for about 30 minutes.
I got a wooden spoon so that the shallots don’t burn in the middle of the pan.
Next, add the white wine to the pan. When the wine has nearly vaporized, put the cream and blue cheese. Now cook it for around 3 minutes on moderate heat.
Step 4: Serve the Pork With Fresh Parsley
At this last stage, add the pre-sauteed pork with its juice. Flip the pork once in the middle of 2-4 mins. Keep the pork a little pink at the center.
Lastly, serve it with fresh parsley on top.
Recipe 3: Pork Chops And Mozzarella
Well, this dish is so famous for thanksgiving I wouldn’t need to talk much about it. So let’s get straight into the ingredients.
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|Happy belly shredded mozzarella cheese||Score it Now!|
You see, there aren’t actually many things you’d need to look for. It’s super easy to prepare.
So, sounds about right? Let’s get into the cooking process-
You already saw we don’t need many ingredients. Similarly, there aren’t many cooking steps either. So let’s start now-
Step 1: Bake the Chops
Grab an egg and beat it with a good grip beater. Then soak the chops in that egg. Next, smear the chops with ½ cup of breadcrumbs.
After that, organize the chops in a glass oblong baking dish. Then bake them at 400° F for about 20 minutes.
Step 2: Bake With Mozzarella
Now cover the baked chops with ½ cup spaghetti sauce. Next, sprinkle 1 cup of mozzarella.
Finally, bake it again for another 5 minutes until the chops aren’t pink anymore. I always serve this dish with a glass of red wine. And trust me, it tastes just perfect!
Can I make cheddar cheese with pork?
No, cheddar is made of milk. In this case, you can use cow milk, goat, or sheep’s milk. Then you can use it with pork.
How can I condense the cheese sauce?
You can thicken the sauce by adding 1-2 tbsp of cornstarch. However, you can also use flour if you like. But don’t forget to mix it with half a cup of water.
You see, now you know what cheese goes with pork.
So what are you waiting for? Choose any of the above-mentioned pork and cheese recipes already. Then enjoy one of the best days of your life with wine and friends.
Hasta la vista!