When it comes to cheese infused apple pies, cheddar isn't the only game in town. This Pushing Daisies inspired pie pair the tartness of Granny Smith apples with nutty Gouda cheese.
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Chances are you've tried apple pie with a cheddar crust, or a lazy version that's just a slice of pie served with cheese. Sweet takes it a step farther, using aged Gouda instead of cheddar for an unexpected tang that still melds well with the mellow sweetness of apples.
Apples and caramel and gouda, oh my. An open-faced pleated pie of apples nestled in an aged gouda cornmeal crust drizzled with dark caramel sauce is like a plea for fall to arrive a little sooner.
In Willemstad, Curaçao, Il Forno Pizzeria's take on Margherita pizza is influenced by the colonial legacy of the Netherlands Antilles. On this Dutch Caribbean island, "cheese" is synonymous with "Gouda"--an enticing fusion that rescues this pie. Its tart but indistinct tomato sauce keeps the crust moist as the gooey mozzarella and sharp Gouda mingle into a surprisingly delightful bite.
I'll be honest, before I talked to David Wright and Corey Hinkel, I would have bet my life that you couldn't find something like the artisan dairy operation they run in a place like Northeast Alabama. But a conversation last week with the duo shattered my Northerner-biased expectations and has given me a mind to visit the Heart of Dixie. They're churning out Gouda, Cheddar, Abodance, and an Asiago cheese they call Wanda.
I'm a lover of bitter greens, which is probably why I originally fell for this salad. It wasn't the grilled plums or the aged Gouda, but the escarole and the peppery watercress. Perhaps they are just a welcome reprieve for...
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I'd heard that the World's Largest Wheel of Cheese was going to be on display at Grand Central Station here in New York but decided I was too buzy/lazy to go check it out myself, but my friend Ranjit went yesterday and took this photo. The 1,323 pound wheel is a Gouda made by Beemster in the Netherlands last July and its trip to New York was sponsored by local heroes Murray's Cheese. It looks fantastic and Ranjit said Beemster's cheese is delicious (he had a slice from a smaller wheel) but I have to admit I'm kind of disappointed by the size of it. A six foot wide cheese is not something to sneer at, to be sure,...