Keto-Friendly Brat & Baked Cheese Bites

In the heart of Wisconsin, our culinary heritage revolves around two irresistible delights: sizzling brats and delicious cheese! 

Bratwurst, a nod to our German roots, is practically a religion here, soaked in beer and fired up on grills from Milwaukee to Madison. And cheese? Well, let's just say we've got more flavors than you can shake a pretzel at!  

The Big Moo - Roasted Garlic Baked Cheese, is a standout among Wisconsin's cheese offerings! Crispy on the outside, melty on the inside – just add heat! Today, we're mixing these Wisconsin legends to whip up a keto-friendly appetizer that'll have your taste buds polka dancing – Brat and Baked Cheese Bites!

Prep Time: 5 minutes 
Cook Time: 18 minutes 
Total Time: 23 minutes 
Servings: 4-6

What is baked cheese?

Baked cheese, also known as Juustoleipä, Juusto, or bread cheese, is a Finnish 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.

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!

How to make our keto-friendly brat and cheese bites


Make it your own! Try adding your favorite vegetables or using different types of bratwurstsInstead of mustard, try serving the bites with a beer cheese, tangy barbecue sauce, creamy ranch dressing, or a homemade spicy aioli.

Cooking Instructions

Grill Brats and Cheese:

Preheat your grill to medium heat. Place the brats and whole blocks of The Big Moo - Roasted Garlic Baked Cheese directly on the grill. Grill the brats for about 15-18 minutes, turning occasionally, until they are cooked through and have grill marks. Grill the cheese blocks for about 7-8 minutes, or until they are slightly melted and have grill marks. 

Slice and Cut:

Remove the grilled brats from the grill and let them cool slightly. Then, slice them into rounds of your desired thickness. Similarly, cut The Big Moo blocks into 1-inch squares. We suggest using a pizza cutter for slicing the cheese when it is hot. 

Assemble Skewers:

Thread the brat slices and baked cheese squares onto toothpicks, alternating between each ingredient until all are used up. 


Arrange the assembled skewers on a serving platter. Optionally, serve with mustard and soft pretzel bites on the side.

These Keto-Friendly Brat and Baked Cheese Bites are perfect for parties, game nights, or any gathering where you want to impress your guests with a taste of Wisconsin's finest. Pair them with a cold beer or a crisp glass of white wine for the ultimate indulgence in Midwest flavors!

If you decide to whip these up, don’t forget to snap a picture and tag us @thebigmoocheese on Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, YouTube, or TikTok! Join the herd and share your creations with us – we love seeing your own spin on our recipes!

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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