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Old 10-17-2011, 01:46 PM   #1
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Left over cheeses

We had a wine and cheese party yesterday for Hubby's 85th birthday.
I had a cheese shop make up the platter/s for me....There is soooooo much cheese left over. Anyone have any ideas about what I can do with it?...I called the cheese shop to ask if I could freeze it and they said that's not a good idea.....Naturally, there are many different kinds, and after serving and putting away the leftovers, I've lost the name tags for most of them....OH MY!!!.....so, if anyone has any brilliant ideas, I'd love to have them. Thanks in advance ....ella

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Old 10-17-2011, 01:53 PM   #2
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Old 10-17-2011, 01:54 PM   #3
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Mac and cheese!

You can definitely freeze harder cheeses. I regularly shred up hard cheeses like pecorino romano and freeze them.

Cheese changes texture when frozen so you cant serve it on a cheese tray anymore but its fine to cook with.
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Old 10-17-2011, 02:12 PM   #4
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I would shred, mix and freeze. Depending on how much you have, you will have plenty for Gourmet Mac and Cheese or a Broccoli Cheese Soup. Nice cheese layer for lasagna.
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Old 10-17-2011, 02:29 PM   #5
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Congrats to hub, ella! You didn't mention any leftover wine...
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Old 10-17-2011, 02:33 PM   #6
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spork, you first.....not only did I have leftover full, unopened bottles of wine, but he got gifts of bottles!!!!...LOL.....I can open a wine shop here in the condo...
All you other nice people....thankyou!!!.....I shall do that....shred, freeze and use for various recipes...thank you, thank you, thank you.....I don't even
want put on here what the trays cost me....LOL.....
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Old 10-17-2011, 02:40 PM   #7
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I put the cheese (moz, cheddar, jack) cut into chunks that will fit in the feedtube in the freezer for about 20 minutes before running it through the grater blade of the FB. This reduces the "clumps" that gather on top of the grater blade, IME. I then bag and freeze it. I think I read it keeps in the feezer for 3 months, but I never have that much in the freezer to worry about it.
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.....so, if anyone has any brilliant ideas, I'd love to have them. Thanks in advance ....ella
Five boxes of assorted crackers and some serious movie watching. Oh wait, you said brilliant...
Mac and cheese.
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Old 10-17-2011, 04:23 PM   #9
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for the softer cheeses, i'd go with princess fee's suggestion of a broccoli (or asparagus, or leek, or spinach, or kale, etc.) and cheese soup.

or maybe a fondue.
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Old 10-17-2011, 04:34 PM   #10
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FYI......I found a recipe for cheese bisuits/cookies...which I shall do next day, and I found and have made a Jaques Pepin recipe for cheese spread which looks and tastes wonderful....I put it in some little cheese crocks that I have and it looks lovely!!!....so there!!!!....LOL
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