Crispy Fried Cheese Bites with Raspberry Jam

Crispy on the outside, melty and delicious on the inside, these crispy fried cheese bites are the perfect sweet and savory treat! No need for breading - The Big Moo Baked Cheese retains it’s shape and does not soak up any excess oil. Serve with a side of your favorite raspberry jam!

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Serves: 4 - 6

What is Baked Cheese?

Baked cheese, also known as JuustoleipäJuusto, or bread cheese, is a common Scandinavian delicacy that found its way into the hearts of Wisconsinites and many others around the world! This cheese is made to be heated up and devoured, developing a crispy exterior with a warm, melty interior.

Whether you're baking it, grilling it, frying it, or giving it a sizzle in a skillet, baked cheese gets crispy on the outside while staying gooey and warm on the inside. Enjoy it however you like – as a main for dinner, a tasty appetizer, a sidekick to your main dish, or even as a sweet treat!

Where can I buy The Big Moo Baked Cheese?

You can find The Big Moo Baked Cheese at select retail outlets, prominently displayed in the Deli & Specialty Cheese Section. Look for it at stores like Publix, H-E-B, Giant Eagle, Safeway, Albertsons, Lowe's Foods, and more! If it's not stocked at your local grocery store, don't hesitate to speak with your Deli Manager—they might be able to bring it in for you!

Additionally, The Big Moo is available at charming mom-and-pop cheese shops across the United States, including locations like the Back Alley Cheese Bar in Arizona, Paulbeck's County Market in Minnesota, and Gillette Cheese Barn in Wyoming.

And for those who prefer shopping from the comfort of their own home, Big Moo can be purchased online with 2-day shipping available to every state in the US! Shop all our delicious flavors here:

How to Make Our Crispy Fried Cheese Bites


  • 1 Block of The Big Moo - Oh-So Original
  • Raspberry Jam
  • Vegetable or Canola Oil (for frying)

Make it your own! Get creative with your dips and explore options like different jams or even maple syrup! Some of our Wisconsin favorites are Strawberry Rhubarb Preserves from Wisconsin's Best and Wild Huckleberry Preserves from Brennan's Market.

Cooking Instructions

Prep the Cheese:

Cut the block of The Big Moo - Oh-So Original into 1 inch cubes

Heat the Oil:

Heat vegetable or canola oil in a deep skillet or frying pan over medium-high heat for 5-10 minutes. Make sure there is enough oil to fully submerge the cheese bites. You'll know the oil is hot enough if your meat thermometer reads between 350 - 400 degrees.

Don't have a meat thermometer? Stick the end of a wooden spoon into the oil. If you see bubbles form around the wood and they start to float up, your oil is ready for frying. If it's bubbling hard, the oil is too hot; let it cool a bit and check the temperature again.

Fry the Cheese:

Once the oil is hot, carefully add the cheese bites into the pan, making sure not to overcrowd them. Fry in batches if necessary. Fry the cheese bites until they are golden brown and crispy on the outside, about 30 seconds.

Remove and Assemble:

Using a slotted spoon or tongs, remove the fried cheese bites from the oil and place them on a plate lined with paper towels to drain excess oil.


Serve the cheese bites hot with your favorite raspberry jam for dipping.

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If you have any questions, comments, or reviews, share them below – we're all ears and eager to hear from you! Happy snacking!

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