Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Horseradish Cheddar Dip

Running out uses for your cheddar cheese?? Here is a recipe I just came up with over the weekend.

Horseradish Cheddar Dip

1lb Grassfields Organic Cheddar crumbled (room temp)
1/2t garlic powder
1t worchestershire sauce
2-8 dashes of Tabasco (depends on your spice tolerance)
prepared horseradish (use as much or little as you want*)
2T milk
1. Combine all ingredients in electric mixer
2. Mix on medium speed until smooth. Add more milk if it seems very stiff.
3. Cover and refrigerate overnigh
4. Serve with bagel chips, crackers, pita chips or pretzels

*Note: I love horseradish and used 3/4 of a small jar. It had just enough flavor to satisfy my horseradish craving.
Cheese Maker Evan

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Holiday Party Ideas

The season has come where you may find yourself with a house full of guests and nothing to eat before the big meal. Well, we have a solution for that. A holiday cheese platter with various meats and cheese is the perfect answer. When it comes to cheese trays there are 1000's of options and it can be quite frustrating picking the right one. Let us at Grassfields Cheese lend you a hand. We offer everything you need to make professional tasting cheese boards. One little trick I learned was to pick the cheese you enjoy eating and generally others will like it as well. Here are a few ideas for meat and cheese plates to keep the crowd happy until your special meal is ready.

The Better Cheddar Board:
Grassfields Organic Lamont Cheddar
Grassfields Organic Fait Gras
Grassfields Organic Reserved Cheddar
Grassfields Summer Sausage
Apple Slices (try sweet and tart apples)
Baby Pickles
Little Rooster Crackers

Flavor?? We Added It:
Grassfields Organic Leyden
Grasfields Organic Chili
Grassfields Organic Cherry Christmas
Grassfields Organic Onion & Garlic
Grassfields Kippered Beef (just like jerky, but way better!)
Little Rooster Crackers

Gotta Love That Funk
Grassfields Organic Apolocheese
Grassfields Organic Polkton Corners
Grassfields Organic Aged Edam
Keweenaw Kitchens Peach Apricot Jam
Little Rooster Crackers
Big Prairie Michigan Honey (got more local? use that!)
Dried Fruits (cranberries, apricots, blueberries...)

Cheese Maker Evan