Well, I may not be Chester Cheetah, but I was feeling pretty cheezy on Friday night (and some of Saturday too!)
I made an assorted cheese tray and let's discuss how it turned out.
When I got home from meeting my new nephew (who, yes, is a kitty cat), I started soaking nuts.. Mhmm.
Cashews, Macadamias, Almonds...
I made dinner, I wasted some time... they had to soak up to 3 hours, after all that waiting - it was time.
I worked first on the cashew 'cheese'. This was to be an herbed cheese, slightly like Boursin. I drained it, added my ingredients and whipped that baby into shape. It had to set, however otherwise it would have been a gooey mess, so I plopped it into a container and put it in the fridge.
The next day when I popped it out I shaped it into a wedge and delved into it. It's slightly Boursin like, not quite as tangy as Boursin though. Great with carrots and crackers. I will probably use this as a dip or spread.
The macadamia cheese was next - it was supposed to be a cheddary dippable cheese spread type situation... and that's what it was however a lot more bitter than cheddar, so I'd call it a sharp. It works well as a dip, but I'll probably end up throwing it on hot macaroni or rice because to me it's a bit weird to eat as a dip.. don't ask me why, I couldn't tell you. My taste buds just don't feel right with it that way. :P
So - there you go, my nut cheese mania.. perfect platter for a holiday party of sorts if you'r into having cheeses at your parties.
You may not wow the real cheese eaters, but you'll impress your vegan friends!
*EDITED TO ADD*
So, I took the cheese left over from the almond milk (almond cheese, obviously) to a friend's house and we decided to make a white sauce (browned butter - er earth balance) and throw the dry almond cheese in it as Mizithra. Mizithra is a very salty cheese, and it's said that Homer lived on it during writing the Iliad. Hmm, maybe, regardless.. I salted the stuff up and with three of us in the kitchen, we created the yummiest topping for linguine..
May I present to you - a vegan version of The OSF's Browned Butter with Mizithra cheese!
* Done Editing* ;)
You might die of sugar shock.
Wait for it, (cuz you have to).
You'll be informed later this week.
Music enjoyed while blogging:
Car noise, my windows are open IN DECEMBER.
I'm tired. I kinda look that way too.