Fried Kasseri Cheese with Fermented Aronia Berry Relish

Chef Kevin Scharpf uses kasseri cheese to compliment an aronia berry relish. 


  • 2 cups aronia berries
  • 2 tablespoons sauerkraut juice
  • orange zest to taste
  • ½ tablespoon serrano pepper
  • 1 cup maple syrup
  • ginger to taste
  • salt
  • kasseri cheese


Combine the aronia berries, sauerkraut juice, orange zest, Serrano pepper, maple syrup ginger and salt in a food processer and pulse. Pour the relish into a jar and store at room temperature for 3-5 days, refrigerate after 5 days. Slice the cheese into thick slices, pat the slices dry and then fry until golden brown.

To plate, add crackers, cheese and top with the aronia relish.

aronia cheese

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