Just Add Cheese

Many of us look forward to Thanksgiving all year long, and revel in the traditional family dishes: roasted turkey, sweet potatoes, dressing, wild rice, and many others. But every now and then it’s fun to include a surprising twist on the menu, and what better ingredient to explore than cheese.

Let’s face it most everyone loves cheese so it’s bound to be a crowd pleaser.  So we challenged five local restaurants to use the ingredient in a dish, appropriate for the holiday meal. The results were delicious!

Better yet, here are the recipes so you can experiment at home.

Cheese Plate
<strong>Cheese Plate</strong>

Chef Daniel Schurr, Second Empire

Colston Bassett Stilton: Blue cheese with a mellow flavor of butter and walnuts

Schnebelhorn: Cow’s milk cheese with a caramel sweetness and herbaceous finish

Jasper Hill Farm Alpha Tolman: Semi-firm cheese with caramelized onion, nut and fruit flavors

Chiriboga Blue: Smooth and creamy cheese with undertones of bacon

L’Amuse Signature Gouda: Creamy cheese with a rich fruity and butterscotch tang

Boxcarr-Cottonbell Cottenseed: Soft creamy undertones of earth and truffle

Comté St. Antoine: Semi-soft cheese with a touch of earthiness and fruit

Casatica di Bufala: Soft-ripened buffalo milk cheese with sweet and nutty flavors

Cypress Grove Humboldt Fog: Goat’s milk cheese with a creamy texture

Piave Stagionato: A Parmigiano Reggiano-like character crossed with aged gouda
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Thank you to Second Empire, Driftwood Southern Kitchen, La Farm Bakery, Royale and Midtown Grille. Photographs by Food-Seen by Felicia Perry Photography.

Alexandra Drosu
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