Potted Gouda Cheese Spread

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I have made this many times through the years and it is great to have on hand. It mellows with age, as all cheese spreads/dips/dunks/balls do. I am not a fan of the classic cheese ball. Not because of taste, no, rather in how it looks after a few servings. Cheese balls once cut into a few times are a mess. And not attractive in any way. 

But a potted cheese spread eliminates all that.  You can, of course, put your best efforts forward and use a beautiful dish, but for this batch, I simply pressed it into one of the old fashioned glass refrigerator pans I have. I also put a date label on it and that was it. There it sits waiting to be served. This is perfect to make up ahead of actually needing it, and it does get better with age!

Potted Gouda Cheese
adapted through the years, recipe source now forgotten, but thanked often!

1 8 oz ball Gouda cheese - grated
3 T dry white wine
1 t mustard
1 dash hot pepper sauce - shake the bottle well and give it a definite dash of flavor!

Grate the cheese.

Add remaining ingredients.

Process until smooth, scrape down sides, process again if needed.

Potted Gouda Cheese Spread, delicious every where you spread it!
Potted Gouda Cheese Spread
Smooth into your chosen container. Label and place in the fridge to mellow.
To make sure this was "sealed" I used a double thickness of wax paper as a gasket.

This is delicious on crackers and stuffed into celery. Is there a better match than cheese and crackers?

But this is also wonderful to place a small dollop on a sauteed chicken breast or thigh and let it melt into a delicious sauce. The same with steamed veggies! You may also serve with crisp and tart apple slices.

Individual balls ( about 1 Tablespoon ) of this can be rolled in toasted pecans, etc and used to dress an appetizer tray or plate. These are perfectly sized and are attractive. 


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  1. Sounds great! You will always find me in line for anything cheesy.


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