Colby Cheese Fruit Salad – A Taste of Wisconsin

colby cheese fruit salad

Colby cheese fruit salad is made with Colby cheese, apples, grapes, strawberries, blueberries, yogurt and walnuts. Serve with breakfast and brunch recipes like quiches, pancakes and waffles.

Light and refreshing, this fruit salad is a nice addition to balance a heavier meal. You can also find more fresh fruit recipes like this Colby cheese fruit salad here.

French vanilla yogurt and honey provides a natural sweetness to complement the fresh grapes, apples, blueberries, and strawberries. Just about any fruit that is in season can be used to make this fruit recipe a family favorite.

I prefer Colby cheese in this recipe as it is a semi-hard yellow cheese and has a milder flavor than cheddar cheese. The cheese was developed in the 1874 by Joseph Steinwand at his cheese factory near Colby, Wisconsin. Being from Wisconsin myself, Colby cheese is in my opinion one of the best tasting cheeses on the market.

If Colby cheese is unavailable, you can use cheddar cheese instead, but the flavor will be distinctly different.

While you can place this in a big serving bowl, using antique dessert sauce dishes or teacups make a festive addition to your breakfast or brunch table.

Colby Cheese Fruit Salad Recipe

Colby Cheese Fruit Salad
Prep time
Total time
Recipe type: Fruits
Cuisine: American
Serves: 8
  • 2-6 ounce cartons French vanilla yogurt
  • ⅓ cup Kraft Miracle Whip salad dressing
  • 2 Tablespoons honey
  • 2 cups shredded or diced Colby Cheese
  • 2 cups cubed, tart apples, unpeeled
  • ½ cup green seedless grapes, halved
  • ½ cup red seedless grapes, halved
  • ½ cup fresh strawberries, halved
  • ½ cup fresh whole blueberries
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts
  • Whole strawberries and/or blueberries for garnish
  1. In a medium mixing bowl combine the yogurt, salad dressing and honey. Stir with a whisk until very smooth.
  2. Add all of your cheese and fruit and walnuts to the yogurt mixture and coat evenly.
  3. Refrigerate 1-2 hours until well chilled.
  4. Serve in your favorite antique dessert serving dishes, wine glasses, pudding cups, or antique tea cups.
  5. Garnish with a whole strawberry and a few blueberries for a festive addition to your breakfast or brunch table.

About the author

Laura Warnke

Laura Warnke is a mom, wife, and Midwest cook that enjoys sharing many of her family's favorite comfort food recipes. She grew up on a farm in Wisconsin and loves to bring that farm-style home cooking to your table.

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