As part of the menu for Hobnob’s Hidden Secrets party, I thought that a bevy of secret ingredients should be included. Truth be told, I discovered two of these cheeses at a neighbor’s gathering—it’s so nice to have foodie neighbors, we share meals on a regular basis, and there’s often a discovery in the mix.
Trader Joe’s cheddar with caramelized onions is a unique taste sensation, with extra tang and a creamy consistency. I got the Moliterno black truffle pecorino at Fairway, and it too adds a heady truffle punch, to a strong pecorino. Heaven. The onion and chive double gloucester fit right in with the crowd.
By the way, when putting cheese out, I like to slice half the slab to encourage guests to pick. I find if you don’t cut into it, people are reluctant to cut on their own. This makes it easier to partake.
SERVES 25 WITH ACCOMPANIMENTS
ASSEMBLE THE CHEESE BOARD
2 Trader Joe’s Cheddar Cheese with Caramelized Onions
2 Cotswald Double Gloucester with Onion and Chives
2 Moliterno Black Truffle Pecorino
Set cheeses out on two separate boards, and fill with your choice of accompaniments:
-sprigs of grapes, cut into smaller clusters
-small bowl of olives (include a discard dish for pits nearby)
-small bowl of nuts
-crackers or slices of baguette
See more recipes with secret, surprise ingredients in Hobnob’s party #22 Hidden Secrets at this link.