Cheese Recipes

We all love cheese on its own.  It can be even better when prepared in a new recipe. Pair a cheese dish with a Chardonnay or Cabernet depending on how buttery or rich the food is.  Sit by the fireplace dipping fondue and sipping Champagne for a perfect evening.

Cheese Recipes

Champagne Fondue

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Champagne
  • 1 Garlic Clove
  • 1 lb Swiss Cheese
  • 3 tbs Flour
  • 1 tbs Lemon Juice
  • 1 tbs Kirsch (optional)
  • 1/4 tsp White Pepper
  • Salt to taste
  • Nutmeg to taste

To Dip: Italian Bread cut into bite-sized cubes Vegetables - Broccoli, Cauliflower, Peppers Strips, Mushrooms, Potatoes, etc. Pita or Flat Breads.

Preparation

  • Rub the inside of the fondue pot with the garlic clove - add clove to pot or discard.
  • Heat up the Champagne & Lemon Juice on medium low heat - should be hot but do not boil
  • Mix Flour and Cheese in a bowl
  • Slowly add cheese mixture while stirring
  • Add Kirsch and remainder of ingredients while stirring
  • If fondue is too loose add more cheese
  • If fondue is too stiff add more wine

Goat Cheese Crostini with Lemon and Basil

Ingredients

  • 1/2 lb. fresh goat cheese, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp. lemon zest
  • 4 Tbsp. Parmigiano-Reggiano, finely grated
  • 1 baguette, sliced 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick
  • 1/2 cup or more extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

Preparation

  • Mix goat cheese, basil, lemon zest and grated cheese in a bowl and gently mix to combine.
  • Place sliced baguette on a baking sheet in a single layer and drizzle the olive oil over the bread liberally until coated.
  • Season with salt and pepper and toast in a 400°F oven until golden, about 5-6 minutes.
  • Top with cheese mixture and serve.

Swiss Cheese Fondue

Ingredients

  • 2 cups very dry Rose
  • 1 Garlic Clove
  • 1 lb Swiss Cheese
  • 3 tbs Flour
  • 1 tbs Lemon Juice
  • 1 tbs Kirsch (optional)
  • 1/4 tsp White Pepper
  • Salt to taste
  • Nutmeg to taste
  • To Dip:
  • Italian Bread cut into bite-sized cubes
  • Vegetables - Broccoli, Cauliflower, Peppers Strips, Mushrooms, Potatoes, etc.
  • Pita or Flat Breads.

Preparation

  • Rub the inside of the fondue pot with the garlic clove - add clove to pot or discard.
  • Heat up the Rose & Lemon Juice on medium low heat - should be hot but do not boil.
  • Mix Flour and Cheese in a bowl.
  • Slowly add cheese mixture while stirring.
  • Add Kirsch and remainder of ingredients while stirring.
  • If fondue is too loose add more cheese.
  • If fondue is too stiff, add more wine.