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It’s September where ‘Spring is in the Air’!!!

Hope this finds everyone well and coping in this ‘crazy’ world of ours!!!

This month I am going to share a well loved cheese log my mum made for entertaining with friends and family over summer BBQs.

Even if you aren’t a great lover of blue cheese, you will love this log that is made with half blue cheese and half cream cheese.

The history of blue cheese goes back to the 7th century to a cave outside the village of Roquefort in France. Legend has it that a distracted shepherd forgot his lunch of bread and cheese in the cave. When he returned a few months later, the cheese had become infested with a mould that was growing in the cave. Today this natural mould is refined and used for almost all blue cheeses simply by adding the mould culture to the cheese milk. For the cheese to turn blue, oxygen must reach the inside of the cheese. This is often done by piercing the cheese with  thin needles or skewers. The blue mould then matures inside the air tunnels, developing flavour as it ages. Most mould-containing cheeses take 3 to 6 months to mature. In blue cheese, this happens from the inside out.

A homemade cheese log  is one of the most classic holiday appetizers, ever! With cheese as your base, you can just add anything you like, add some biscuits and away you go.  Yummo!!!

Jump on this link https://www.castellocheese.com/en-au/cheese-types/blue-mould-cheese/ if you want to know more about the amazing ‘Blue Cheese’.

My favourite of the Castello Cheese is the ‘Creamy Blue” which you can pair with grapes, honey and red wine. I just love it with a nice Sauvignon Blanc myself on light wafer biscuits!!!

So get rolling!!!

Ingredients

125g cream cheese
100g blue cheese
1 dessertspoon chopped parsley
3 dessertspoons chopped chives
2 dessertspoons finely chopped celery
dash of cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon mayonnaise
chopped walnuts

Method

  1. Cream both cheeses together
  2. Mix in other ingredients, except the walnuts
  3. Make into a shape of a log
  4. Roll in chopped walnuts
  5. Wrap in alfoil
  6. Place in fridge till firm
  7. Serve on a platter with biscuits and fruit

A homemade cheese log  is one of the most classic holiday appetizers, ever! With cheese as your base, you can just add anything you like, add some biscuits and away you go.  Yummo!!!

You could roll the cheese log in pecans or smoked almonds.  You may even like to make a cheese ball instead!!! Which way did you prefer, let me know on our Facebook  or Instagram!!!

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