For the Love of Cheese

Posted on: January 14, 2023

It’s dinner time and what are you craving—something super-cheesy?  Well, for the cheese-lovers out there Metro has two enticing recipes that together create the ultimate spread.  The ‘Two-Cheese Prosciutto Pizza’ is an easy, pull-apart Italian creation topped with two decadent cheeses, prosciutto, red onion and fresh salsa.  This pizza is perfect with a sweet and savoury side, like a ‘Pear and Blue Cheese Salad’.  This mix of crumbled blue cheese, diced celery and fresh pear on top of a spring mix of lettuce will have you licking your lips!  I know this might sound cheesy, but I think they are really “grate”.

TWO-CHEESE PROSCIUTTO PIZZA

INGREDIENTS:

7 ounces (200 g) pizza dough or mammoth bread-type flatbread
2/5 cup (100 ml) salsa
6 prosciutto slices
2 ounces (60 g) sliced red onion, separated into rings
2 ounces (60 g) raw-milk cheese
1 tbsp (15 ml) chopped fresh basil
3½ ounces (100 g) Heritage du canton cheddar (with basil and tomato or herbs and spices, shredded)
1 tbsp (15 ml) balsamic vinegar
2 tbsp (30 ml) Mezzo olive oil

PREPARATION:

Preheat oven to 500 °F (260 °C).
Roll out pizza dough.
Put dough or flatbread on a baking sheet.
Slice cheese very fine.
Spread salsa on crust.
Cover with prosciutto and cheese slices, onion rings and basil.
Top with shredded cheddar.
Bake until browned.
Drizzle a little balsamic vinegar and olive oil over the pizza just before serving.

Recipe source:  Metro

PEAR AND BLUE CHEESE SALAD

INGREDIENTS:

4 pears
1 tbsp (15 ml) lemon juice
¼ cup mayonnaise
1 tbsp (15 ml) milk
1/2 cup celery, diced
3 tbsp (45 ml) crumbled Blue cheese
Lettuce

PREPARATION:

Halve and core the 4 pears.
Brush cut surfaces with 1 tbsp (15 mL) lemon juice.
Combine ¼-cup (60 mL) mayonnaise, 1 tbsp (15 mL) milk, ½-cup (125 mL) diced celery and 3 tbsp (60 mL) crumbled Blue cheese.
Spoon over pears.
Serve each pear half on a bed of lettuce leaves.

Recipe source:  Metro

Give the above recipes a try.  It’s cheddar now than never.  Heh heh heh . . .
Make sure to tag @cloverdalemall with all your cheesy fun!

~Gillaine, Marketing Coordinator