This One Time at Cheese Camp…
It was one of the most indulgent experience of my life.
Let me give you the highlights with 5 things I learned at Cheese Camp.
Many cheeses are delicious melted over cooked vegetables,
but I’m especially into what Cantal does in this situation.
Cantal is a raw cow’s milk cheese with a firm, crumbly texture and a rich buttery flavor.
It melts into silk and its slight earthiness is a perfect match for hardy summer greens.
Shakshuka is a playful little dish of eggs baked in a spiced tomato sauce.
It’s a cheap, easy, and delightful skillet meal that tastes especially fantastic when showered with feta.
I added some kale to round out the meal, but it’s really all about those tender yolks.
They’re begging for a triangle of warm pita to pierce their fragile skins,
so they can swirl into the cheesy sauce like lava.
This maple bacon french toast grilled cheese sandwich puts all the
savory and sweet breakfast flavors together.
You know when you can’t decide between a cheesy egg dish and
something smothered in maple syrup?
This is what your body really wants.
Just imagine your mouth filled with cheese,
a mixture of hot yolk and syrupy bacon fat dripping down your chin.
I entered this greasy, gooey goddess into the Grilled Cheese Recipe Showdown.
She pairs well with hot coffee and a hangover.
A clafoutis is a very simple French dessert that’s similar to a big baked pancake. It’s traditionally made with cherries,
but I went rogue and added apples and a big wedge of stinky camembert. Holy cow was that the right decision.
Just imagine cutting into a warm apple pancake only to discover a glistening pool of melted cheese.
The mild, buttery paste of Brie d’Isigny is suitable for both savory and sweet flavor combinations. Spread a slice of toast with your favorite jam and let a few slices melt until they’re runny for a simple yet lavish breakfast or satisfying dessert. For lunch or a light dinner, a handful of cooked greens makes a comfortable bed for warm, melty Normandy brie.
No matter what you’re in the mood for, there’s a brie toast for you!
A great way to brighten up a classic grilled cheese is with a tart, juicy fruit like pineapple. I chose a pineapple that was slightly underripe to keep the sandwich from getting too soggy, warmed it in a tablespoon of rum, and paired it with some Chipotle BellaVitano, a sweet, crumbly cheese with a sharp tang that comes from Sartori Cheese in Plymouth, Wisconsin.
Last weekend, I went to New York City to attend The Cheesemonger Invitational. I packed in as much food, drank, and culture as physically possible during my three days in town. I even got to see some of the pride parade! ✔️
Here is a quick recap of the my foodie adventure in NYC!
My birthday is in late May (the 29th), so a couple weeks ago I hosted a brunch to celebrate. I gathered a few friends, poured a couple rounds of mimosas and set out a great feast of cheesy breakfast foods. The stand out favorite was this warm, custardy egg strata.
Egg strata is a baked casserole of stale bread, eggs, and a bit of milk – kind of like a baked french toast. It’s extremely easy and the modifications are limited only to your imagination- you can put just about anything in it. I had a bag of cheese curds on hand, a gift from The Lone Grazer creamery, so I decided to incorporate them into this strata with roasted tomatoes and fresh basil – a classic flavor combination. Why reinvent the wheel?