Recipe provided courtesy of Wisconsin Cheese. Photo courtesy of Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin.

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Thai Pineapple and Fresh Mozzarella Bites

Wisconsin Cheese
Explore the sweet and tangy flavors of pineapple paired with mozzarella and a charred finish. A perfect appetizer for your next summer get together.
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Total Time 23 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Thai
Servings 4 servings
Calories 234 kcal



  • 1/2 cup fresh basil or Thai basil leaves
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh rosemary
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • Salt to taste


  • 1 small fresh pineapple peeled, cored and cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 12 fresh rosemary sprigs 6 inches
  • 1 container 8 ounces Crave Brothers Farmstead Classics® Fresh Mozzarella cheese–Ciliegine (cherry-sized balls) drained
  • Chili oil


Basil Oil:

  • Place basil and rosemary into a food processor; cover and process until combined. While processing, slowly drizzle in olive oil until smooth. Season with salt to taste.


  • Grease grill grate. Heat grill to medium.
  • Place pineapple on a greased grill grid. Grill pineapple, uncovered, over medium heat for 1-2 minutes on each side or until tender. Remove pineapple from the grill grid.
  • Remove rosemary leaves from the bottom of the sprigs. Thread fresh mozzarella and pineapple on sprigs or skewers. Transfer sprigs to serving plates. Dot cheese and plates with basil and chili oils.


Cheesemonger Tip:
Fresh, milky mozzarella is part of the pasta filata (meaning “spun paste” in Italian) family. Pasta filata cheeses share a common cheesemaking technique. The process involves heating the curds with very hot water and then working or stretching them into a smooth, molten mass before forming them into balls, braids, logs and other shapes.
Look for the Proudly Wisconsin Badge when shopping for cheese. Any brand of Wisconsin Fresh Mozzarella can be used in this recipe.


Calories: 234kcalCarbohydrates: 30gProtein: 1gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 0.1mgSodium: 3mgPotassium: 256mgFiber: 3gSugar: 22gVitamin A: 290IUVitamin C: 109mgCalcium: 36mgIron: 1mg
Keyword 30 minute sides, basil, mozzarella, pineapple
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