Cheese Appetizers and Tastings “fit” for Dignitaries

July 30, 2009

We are now less than twenty-four hours away from the Grand Re-opening of the store where The Lady works as Cheese Steward. It has been one year of hard work to turn the store into an eco-friendly, LEEDS Certified Silver building.

To kick-off the two-month celebration, more than one hundred Portland-area dignitaries have been invited for an early tour of the store and dinner.

The Lady and her BCFF, Amy from DPI, have designed four cheese appetizers/tastings for the dignitaries to enjoy as they tour the store:


 Whole Red and Gold Peppadew Peppers Stuffed with Rogue Creamery Crater Lake Blue Cheese

Drain syrup from Peppadews and let stand for a few minutes on paper towels to remove addition liquid.

Crumble Crater Lake Blue Cheese.

Fill Peppadews with Blue Cheese. Do not overstuff.


Italian Grana Padano and Walnuts Drizzled with Oregon Organic Honey

Allow Grana Padano wheel to sit at room temperature to aid in ease of cutting.

Cube or plane into bitable pieces.

Arrange with walnuts on platter.

Drizzle with honey.


Soignon Chevrion Buche and Ficoco Spread on Divina Whole Wheat Mini Toasts

Slice and quarter Soignon Chevrion Buche.

Place on Divina Whole Wheat Mini Toasts.

Top with a small dollop of Ficoco Spread.

Willamette Valley Cheese Company Brindisi Fontina-Style Cheese with Dalmatia Orange-Fig Spread on 34° Sesame Crispbread Crackers.

Allow Brindisi to reach room temperature.

Cube or plane into individual serving pieces.

Place on 34° Sesame Crispbread Crackers.

Top with a small dollop of Dalmatia Orange-Fig Spread.


There you have it: four appetizers fit four dignitaries and regular folks as well…and easy to prepare…


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