Simple Ways with Cheese  Hints, Tips and Tricks  981 reads

Cheese Assortment
A Chef or home cook is only as good as his ingredients. Try some of these ideas with ACC cheeses and taste the difference.

  • Crumble blue cheese or grate Parmesan into your vinaigrette.

  • Cube watermelon into 1 1/2" cubes, add feta, cured olives, arugula and drizzle with Extra Virgin Olive Oil, lime juice and a couple turns of the peppermill for a refreshing summer salad.

  • For an Artisanal grilled cheese take two slices of country bread and place your favorite ACC cheese between and grill it up - grilled cheese gone to heaven.

  • Next time you have friends over serve fondue, its fun, easy and sure to please. See our various fondue recipes in the recipe section.

  • Bring some fresh goat cheese to room temperature and whip in some diced tomatoes, basil and pine nuts - spread on croutons as an hors d'oeuvre.

  • Any Artisanal cheese works great in an omelet!

  • Serve your next baked potato with a grated hard mountain cheese like Comte, Gruyere, or with a goat cheese. Bring the cheese to room temperature and sprinkle on your potato while it is still hot.

  • For a simple sublime lunch- 2-3 cheeses, a green salad, fresh fruit, crusty bread and a glass of rose!

  • Add flavor to bread crumbs with grated Parmesan or Pecorino Romano.

  • Mash potatoes with heavy cream, butter and a grated, firm mountain cheese like Beaufort or Ossau Iraty go especially well with meats and poultry.

  • Warm a piece of apple tart with a real English Cheddar or a slice of gouda.

  • Crumble some feta or goat cheese on lamb just before serving.

  • Melt blue cheese butter beef on top just before serving.

  • Use your leftover cheese to make Fromage Fort to spread on baguette or add to salad.

  • Sprinkle some Parmesan cheese on popcorn while it is still hot.

  • Beets and goat cheese make a terrific salad.

  • Figs and blue cheese are a wonderful combination as well.

  • Jazz up a frozen pizza with a great Taleggio.

  • Lightly sweeten a fresh farmer cheese, like Fromage Fermier, and top with seasonal fruit.

  • Poach a pear in simple syrup. Chill and serve with gorgonzola or stilton "mousse" - bring your cheese to room temperature, place in a food processor with a touch of cream (optional) and process until smooth. Cut the pear in half lengthwise, scoop out the seeds and fill with the "mousse."

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