Posts Tagged ‘National Cheese Lover’s Day’
January 20th, the day set in the American Food Holiday Calendar for Cheese Lovers. Many simply celebrate by savoring their favorite cheese with our without accompaniments. Others, by creating impressive sandwiches or omelettes featuring their cheese of choice. While others take this opportunity to explore new cheeses, diving into a flavor profile not before known by their palate. Coombe Castle’s Creamy Cinnamon Cheese is a perfect cheese to honor any way of celebrating National Cheese Lover’s Day.
Mixing the ancient spice of cinnamon with apples and raisins, Creamy Cinnamon has a lovely, inviting mouth feel and warm, sweet flavor. The ancient cheddar-type, Lancashire, was chosen to be the base for this inventive cheese for its crumbly yet firm texture, full-bodied, rich, buttery character and clean, sharp, slightly-salty taste.
A delicious curiosity as a table cheese, Creamy Cinnamon’s lovely balance of flavors also lends itself to a host of recipes, like this one sent to us from the home kitchen of S. Leuzzi.
Apple Creamy Cinnamon Cheese Danish
(makes 2 danishes)
Ingredients for Danish:
1 box of frozen Puff Pastry Sheets (defrosted)
8 ounces of Creamy Cinnamon Cheese (room temp)
3 tablespoons ricotta cheese
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
dash of salt
5 tablespoons of sugar, divided
2 Gala apples, peeled and sliced into 1/4” slices
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 egg mixed with 1 tablespoon of water
3/4 cup confectioner’s sugar
1 tablespoon of milk
Preheat oven to 400 degrees
In a medium bowl place Creamy cinnamon cheese, ricotta cheese, 4 tablespoons of sugar, vanilla and salt. Using an electric mixer with a paddle attachment, mix until creamy.
Place apple slices in a bowl with 1 tablespoon of sugar and cinnamon. Toss.
Roll out first puff pastry into an 11 x 8 rectangle. Cut off the top corner and make a triangular notch at the bottom.
Make slits down both sides, leaving the center uncut.
Fill the center of the pastry with half of the cheese mixture and smooth out.
Place sliced apples down the center of the pastry on the cheese mixture.
Fold over the ends and then braid the alternating pieces.
Brush with egg wash and bake for 20 minutes or until puffed and golden brown.
Repeat with other pastry sheet.
Mix confectioner’s sugar and milk to make icing. When danish comes out of the oven. Pour icing on and serve warm!
Enjoy and HAPPY NATIONAL CHEESE LOVER’S DAY