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Archive for March 4, 2014

TIP OF THE DAY: Green Cheese For St. Patrick’s Day

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Basiron Pesto Rosso has an Italian name, is
made in Holland and is perfect for St.
Patrick’s Day. Photo courtesy Atalanta Corp.

 

The perfect cheese for St. Patrick’s Day is made in Holland, but that shouldn’t stop you from having a great time with it.

Of course, there are plenty of Irish-made cheeses available, and we love them all. But you can’t beat Basiron Pesto Verde for bringing on the green.

Basiron Pesto Verde (green pesto), a Gouda-style cheese, is made from pasteurized cow’s milk and vegetarian rennet. Your local cheesemonger may carry it; or you can get it online.

  • Breakfast: Green cheese grits or a cheese omelet
  • Lunch: Green grilled cheese, ham and cheese, etc.
  • Happy Hour: With a beer (make it an Irish beer) or a glass of fruity red wine
  • Dinner or Snack: On a cheese plate with these other Irish cheeses
  • Dinner: Gouda fondue; shredded over pasta, potatoes, rice or vegetables; stuffed chicken breast
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    YUMMY & MORE

    The flavor is of classic, creamy Gouda-style cheese blended with basil-garlic pesto. A beautifully balanced (and extremely addictive) nibbling cheese, Pesto Rosso can also strut its stuff at Christmas or any occasion requiring a “wow.”

    Basiron Pesto Verde is one of a group of fine cheeses made by The cheese is made by Veldhuyzen Kaas, a family business founded in 1884. The Basiron line includes

  • Hot Chili
  • Marmelade (a European spelling)
  • Pesto Rosso (a vivid orange for Halloween or Thanksgiving, with
    tomato pesto)
  • Pesto Verde
  • Sweet Pepper
  • Truffle
  • Wasabi-flavored
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    An Irish head-turner: Cahill Cheddar soaked in elderberry wine, porter and Irish whiskey (no color). Photo courtesy Cahill Farms.

     
     
    DO YOU KNOW GOUDA?

    Here’s all you need to know about Gouda cheese, named after the town of Gouda, in the South Holland region of The Netherlands.

    How Do You Pronounce Gouda?

    Most Americans pronounce it “GOO-duh.” But the Dutch might not understand your request. The name of this cheese is pronounced variously as “GAOW-duh” or “HOW-duh” (with the Dutch guttural “ch” sound).

      

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