It was always going to be hard to follow March’s home-made cheese spectacular. I thought about taking advantage of today’s date and asking fellow bloggers to perhaps milk a pet for cheese-making purposes or cook up a dish specifically with Casu Marzu (more popularly known as Sardinian Maggot’s Cheese). But in the end I decided to plump for something more inclusive – because everyone loves blue cheese, right?
Lovely, lovely blue cheese. Whether it’s a subtle number, faintly streaked like carrara marble or a full-on peacock’s tail of a cheese, flamboyant with blues and greens and nasty bits of red, I will happily gobble it down. It works with everything from soup to salads, breads to buns, and chocolate to chips (okay, I may have made the chips bit up for the sake of alliteration). So, fellow bloggers, pick yourself a blue cheese and fly with it.
Apologies to Food Day-Dreaming and any other blue cheese-haters. You knew this day would come. Think of it as your opportunity to start with a gateway blue – a creamy Cambozola or an oozy Cotehill Blue, perhaps a Gorgonzola Dolce. Go on, I promise you, you won’t regret it and before you know it you’ll be seeking out the salty hit of a Lanark Blue or a Roquefort.
Alas, there’s no prize this month because
I’m too stingy and disorganised I couldn’t bear having to choose between all the recipes. But as ever I hope you’ll all rise to the challenge with some amazing creations.
Want to take part in April’s Cheese, Please! Recipe Blog Challenge? Check out the full rules here.
Write a recipe post using the featured cheese of the month and post it on your blog.
A link to these rules and the Cheese, Please! button (code below) should be included in your post.
You can tweet the link to me @fromhomage or email it to firstname.lastname@example.org then I will pick it up and post a link on this page.
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Entries so far:
Sautéed Mushrooms with Garlic and Melted Stilton
Stuffed Chicken Breasts
Stilton, Rosemary and Walnut Shortbread
Perl Las, Mushroom and Wild Leek Quiche
Yorkshire Blue Scones
Mushroom and Cornish Blue Cheese Tart
Caramelised Pear and Blue Cheese Crostini
Fig and Blue Cheese Parcels
Baked Figs and Blue Cheese
Beef, Beer and Blue Cheese Pie