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Old 07-23-2017, 02:29 PM   #1
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Cheese spreads

I've made cheese spreads and cheese sauces for years. One of the things I could never recreate was the taste of Merkt's Swiss Cheese Spread, and I love it.

With Cheddar cheese spreads, I usually shred the cheddar, put it in the food processor, add cream cheese, maybe salt, maybe garlic, and to give it a kick I might add a little blue cheese because that really sharpens the flavor. If I want it softer, I may add sour cream.

With Swiss, I could never get the taste just right. It doesn't taste like baby swiss, it is stronger. It doesn't taste like Emmentaler or Jarlsberg, though I like those flavors. When I was tasting my Gruyere cheese, THAT is the flavor I'm going for to get it like Merkt's. It is a strong flavor but not a sharp flavor. My gruyere isn't fully aged, so it will have to wait.

I must have googled 'copy cat merkts swiss' for 6 years, and I searched for the 'swiss flavor', trying to figure out what it was I liked so much.

Does anyone here have a recipe for a swiss cheese type spread that they like?
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Old 07-24-2017, 01:20 PM   #2
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Blissful,

The ingredients are listed on this website:
www.merks.com/contact-us.aspx

Then there is a website:
www.merks.com/recipes

I hope this is helpfuL.
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Old 07-24-2017, 02:01 PM   #3
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Blissful,

The ingredients are listed on this website:
www.merks.com/contact-us.aspx

Then there is a website:
www.merks.com/recipes

I hope this is helpfuL.
Neither one of those links work for me

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Old 07-24-2017, 02:06 PM   #4
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I get the same thing, msm.
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Old 07-24-2017, 02:18 PM   #5
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I get 'page not found' too.
Has anyone ever made a swiss, or swiss almond type cheese spread that they like? I'm crazy about Merkts Swiss Almond.
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Sorry, off-topic. What kind of cheese spread is commonly used for cheese danishes in America? As as I understand it is not straight cheese, or am I wrong.
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Old 07-24-2017, 02:32 PM   #7
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Cheese danish filling: cream cheese and sugar.
Cheese danish filling recipe: includes, cream cheese, vanilla, egg yolk, confectioners sugar, salt.
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thank you. I guess the only difference with Russian danish is the Farmer's cheese instead of cream cheese.
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I get 'page not found' too.
Has anyone ever made a swiss, or swiss almond type cheese spread that they like? I'm crazy about Merkts Swiss Almond.
I wonder if Merkts is similar to Hickory Farms? Hickory Farms use to have an amazing swiss cheese log that I have not been able to find for years. I really miss it!
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I wonder if Merkts is similar to Hickory Farms? Hickory Farms use to have an amazing swiss cheese log that I have not been able to find for years. I really miss it!

We can find Merks spreads at grocery stores here. It's pretty good.
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