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Juustoleipä (Baked Cheese)

Juustoleipa (Finnish for "bread cheese") is a grilling cheese that won't melt when exposed to heat. Seasoned with any of our spices, it's a perfect hors d'oeuvre to serve your guests any time of the year. 

Juustoleipä (Baked Cheese)

Print Friendly and PDF    Prep Time: 5 Mins   Cook Time: 15-20 Mins   Yields: About 35 bite-sized pieces


  • 1 6-oz block of Juusto cheese
  • Any or all of our spices
  • Caboose Spice & Company Cedar Plank (optional)
  • Baking sheet
  • Parchment paper


  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  2. Sprinkle both sides of cheese block with Caboose seasoning of your choice.
  3. Score cheese with a knife into bite sized squares.
  4. Place cheese on a cedar plank, or on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  5. Bake cheese in oven for 15 to 20 minutes, or until soft and gooey.
  6. Cut cheese into bite-size pieces along score lines. Pierce each with a toothpick and serve.

    Where to Buy Juusto Cheese

    There are two delicious brands of Juustoleipa cheese that we recommend: Pasture Pride Juusto and Carr Valley Bread Cheese.

    Pasture Pride Juusto Cheese Carr Valley Bread Cheese


    • Ridley's Family Markets in Middleton, Idaho:  We purchase Juusto at our local Ridley's store; however, you could ask your local grocer's deli manager to order these cheeses for you if they don't already carry them.  
    • Boise, Idaho area:  We've recently discovered that Pasture Pride Juusto is available at Boise area Fred Meyer stores on the cheese island.   You can call your nearest store at the numbers here to check.
    • Online: You may also purchase Carr Valley Juusto cheeses on ( here) but shipping can be pretty expensive!


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