September 2015 Challenge: Cheese

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Grate it, melt it, sprinkle it, spread it. Let's see what you can do with everyone's favorite dairy item... Cheese!
 

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I see lots of delicious melty cheese!. Shame, I just did cheese souffle late last week. 
 
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Everyone's favourite dairy item?

Me, I don't like cheese /img/vbsmilies/smilies/mad.gif And definitely can't handle the stuff raw.....

I can eat it melted though, so suppose it's gonna be pizza and toasted sandwich time this month
 
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I see lots of delicious melty cheese!. Shame, I just did cheese souffle late last week. 
It was a practice run, do it again!
 
Everyone's favourite dairy item?

Me, I don't like cheese /img/vbsmilies/smilies/mad.gif And definitely can't handle the stuff raw.....

I can eat it melted though, so suppose it's gonna be pizza and toasted sandwich time this month
Everything is better with cheese, you will find few who argue with that :)
 
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Everything is better with cheese, you will find few who argue with that :)
Ah, but No, No No,

Everything is better with Bacon /img/vbsmilies/smilies/bounce.gif

But that's not the challenge and I know I am the odd one out..

I will still be participating though...
 
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Simple Question.

Will Velveeta be considered cheese?

It is considered a "cheese product" which I'm not sure is really cheese otherwise they'd just call it cheese, right?

I wouldn't want to stop someone from submitting a velveeta dish but I'll truthfully say it'd better be one spectacular dish to even be considered a contender!
 
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It is considered a "cheese product" which I'm not sure is really cheese otherwise they'd just call it cheese, right?

I wouldn't want to stop someone from submitting a velveeta dish but I'll truthfully say it'd better be one spectacular dish to even be considered a contender!
Yeah it's not "real" cheese but there are times that it's the taste that is desired. /img/vbsmilies/smilies/wink.gif

Thanks for not excluding it from the challenge. /img/vbsmilies/smilies/thumb.gif

Just wanted to clear that issue up. /img/vbsmilies/smilies/wink.gif
 
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Interesting. In my eggplant dish, in the part about making the cheese bowls, I almost mentioned how cheese would be a great challenge theme.

Should be a good one. And I still have a couple cups of that home made ricotta ...

mjb.
 

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Two birds with one stone. My daughter has to cook once a week for foods class. And she made Cheddar Cheese soup under my direction.

Chopping vegies. The horizontal cuts are a struggle and her claw technique needs improving. 


Adding Cheese to base of sauted, simmered then blitzed vegies. Not smooth, there's textural bits among the velvet soup at the end.


Coming together


Preparing to serve


Service


That's as much as she wanted.


And a full bread bowl for me. 

 
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Had to be quick before someone else posts a cheese-tomato toasted sandwich.

Not the best of pictures, but here we go anyway /img/vbsmilies/smilies/smile.gif

Some home made sourdough


A bit of sri racha for some kick


tomato


fresh marjoram or oregano (I had both, one died and I don't know which one survived)


The cheeses (in plastic a piece of mature cheddar, the other is some imitation Gouda)


All assembled


And out of the oven


It was tasty!
 
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fresh marjoram or oregano (I had both, one died and I don't know which one survived)
I know this feeling.  I picked and dried large batches of oregano and marjoram while I was in Greece and brought them back with me.  Only I didn't label each herb and now I have no idea which one is which lol.
 

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I used sri racha to finish my cheddar soup. The garlic heat goes well with cheese.  And it has some good color punch too as this particular soup is a bit pale. 
 
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That's exactly how I feel about potatoes @ordo, they are always the centerpiece of my plate haha.  These look great, I'd love a recipe since this is something that my son would love.
 
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That's exactly how I feel about potatoes @ordo, they are always the centerpiece of my plate haha.  These look great, I'd love a recipe since this is something that my son would love.
I'm no ordo, but here's the classic French recipe for pommes croquettes. 

1. Mash cooked potatoes, keep dry, add butter, S&P and a little nutmeg if desired.

2. Add yolks (about 1 for 150/200g potatoes).

3. Make a long cylinder, cut into cork size pieces.

4. Roll in flour, eggwash, breadcrumbs.

5. Fry until GBD.
 
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These are cheese filled croquettes French Fries. So you put a small amount of purée in you hand, fill it with a piece of cheese of your desire (not hard cheeses of course) and complete the croquette. Then the croquettes go to the fridge for an hour or so. After that, finish with the usual dry-wet-dry breading. Use Panko, it makes a big difference. Deep fry. ¡Exquisito!

You can add garlic, spices, etc. to the egg wash and the panko as well for different flavors.
 
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