Another October weekend is upon us, and that means one thing—it’s tailgating time!
The most important part of any parking lot party is the food, and we’re kicking off game time with The Ultimate Tailgate Menu. Whether you’re hanging outside the stadium or hosting hungry fans at home, cheering your favorite football team to victory requires sustenance. We’ve got a touchdown-worthy spread for enjoying the great outdoor eating experience that is tailgating.
Our Ultimate Tailgating Menu includes a bit of everything: snacks, dips, sandwiches, dessert, a Bloody Mary bar, and of course—award-winning Wisconsin Cheese!
Spicy Cheese Bratwurst Dip
Every proper tailgate needs dip! This bubbly, baked version combines all the best football foods: bratwurst, jalapeños, pickles, and Wisconsin cheddar and chipotle cheddar cheeses.
Buffalo Wings with Blue Cheese Dipping Sauce
These finger-licking buffalo chicken wings are dunked in an easy, 5-ingredient Wisconsin blue cheese dipping sauce that’s equal parts cool and creamy.
Double Cheese Souper Bowl
With the fall temperatures dropping, a thermos of this rich, cheesy soup—made with TWO Wisconsin cheeses, cheddar and gouda, helps you stay warm before the game.
Pepper Jack Roll-Ups
These five-ingredient roll-ups are simple and satisfying. Roast beef, banana pepper rings, and Wisconsin cream cheese and pepper jack cheese are stuffed in tortillas, then sliced for a perfectly poppable one-bite snack.
Mocha Cupcakes with Malted Mascarpone Frosting
Coffee-laced cupcakes offer just the caffeine jolt you need to make it through the 4th quarter. They’re topped with a soft frosting made with sweet Wisconsin mascarpone cheese.
Bloody Mary Bar
No football tailgate is complete without a round of Bloodys! We’ve crafted a spicy, jam-packed version served with a loaded Wisconsin cheese curd, sausage, olive and pickle skewer.
Transporting Food To & From the Game
Prep ahead of time. Taking care of planning and cooking leading up to the weekend let’s you enjoy more of the game. Most of these recipes can be made the night before or morning of, then reheated for the game.
Pack like a pro. In addition to a table and chairs, remember to bring plates, utensils, trays, cutting boards, napkins, aluminum foil and disinfecting kitchen wipes for clean-up.
Don’t forget the cooler. Keep cheese and other refrigerated foods in an ice-filled cooler below 40 degrees.
Grocery Shopping List
● 3 cups (12 ounces) Wisconsin chipotle cheddar cheese
● 2 cups sour cream
● 2 cups Wisconsin mascarpone cheese
● 1 ½ cups (6 ounces) Wisconsin cheddar cheese
● 1 ¼ cup vegetable or herb soft Wisconsin cream cheese
● 1 cup (4 ounces) Wisconsin pepper jack cheese, shredded
● 1 cup (4 ounces) Wisconsin gouda cheese
● 1 package fresh Wisconsin cheese curds
● ¾ cup heavy cream
● ⅔ cup Wisconsin blue cheese
● ½ gallon milk
● 2 lemons
● 2 limes
● 1 bunch green onions
● 1 bunch celery
● 1 medium onion
● 1 jalapeño
● Fresh chives
● 3 lbs. chicken wings
● 3 bratwursts
● 1 log summer sausage
● ½ cup ham
● ¼ pound thinly sliced roast beef
● 2 large (10-inch) tortillas
● 1 cup chocolate malted milk powder
● 1 ½ cups malted milk balls
● Cornichons or pickles
● Green olives
● Instant coffee powder
● Sliced banana peppers
● Tomato juice
● All-purpose flour
● Baking soda
● Celery salt
● Djion mustard
● Hot sauce
● Light brown sugar
● Olive oil
● Unsalted butter
● Unsweetened cocoa powder
● Vanilla extract
● Vegetable oil
● White pepper
● White wine vinegar
● Worcestershire sauce