Squeeze Cheese

Squeeze Cheese

Easy to make, Squeeze Cheese is perfect for nachos, tacos, baked potatoes, and so much more!

Grilled Paneer Skewers

Grilled Paneer Skewers

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Paneer Skewers

  • Marinade
    • 1 cup yogurt
    • 2 cloves garlic, minced
    • 1 teaspoon fresh ginger, grated
    • 2 teaspoons garam masala
    • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
    • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
    • 2 teaspoons cumin seeds
    • 1 teaspoon dried chili flakes
    • Salt to taste
  • Skewers
    •  10-12 wooden skewers, soaked in cold water for 30 minutes
    • 1 lb paneer
    • 1 yellow pepper
    • 1 orange pepper
    • 1 red pepper
    • 1 red onion

 

  1. Whisk together the marinade ingredients in a large bowl and set aside.
  2. Cut the paneer, onion and peppers into bite size pieces.  Place the paneer, onion, and peppers in the bowl with the marinade and toss to coat.  Cover and place in the refrigerator for a minimum of 30 minutes.
  3. Once chilled, skewer the paneer and vegetable pieces and grill them on high heat for 10-15 minutes, turning frequently to brown evenly without scorching.
  4. Serve with basmati rice, or my favorite: saffron rice (recipe below).

 

  • Saffron Rice
    • 1/2 teaspoon crumbled saffron threads
    • 2 tablespoons very hot water
    • 1/4 cup olive oil
    • 1/4 cup pine nuts (or substitute slivered almonds)
    • 1 cup onion, finely chopped
    • 1 1/2 cups white basmati rice
    • 2 1/4 cups water
    • 1/2 cup golden raisins
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Soften the saffron in the 2 tablespoons hot water in a small bowl.

Heat the oil in a heavy pot over medium high heat.  Fry the pine nuts, onion, and rice, stirring constantly, for 10 to 15 minutes or until the onions are soft and the rice is starting to toast.  Add water, saffron, raisins, salt and pepper and bring to a simmer.  Remove from the heat and leave covered until the water is absorbed and rice is tender, about 20 to 25 minutes.   Fluff the rice with a fork.

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Smoky Mashed Cauliflower

Smoky Mashed Cauliflower

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Mashed and riced cauliflower are all the rage right now.  Here's a recipe that adds the rich smoky flavor of Smoked Gouda to an otherwise bland vegetable.  Other flavors would also be wonderful, Jalapeno Gouda for instance.

Smoky Mashed Cauliflower

  • 1 large head cauliflower, finely chopped (about 2 pounds)
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 1 tablespoon roasted garlic
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup skim milk
  • 1 cup shredded Smoked Gouda
  • Sour cream (optional)
  • Fresh chives, chopped (optional)

Add the cauliflower to a medium-sized saucepan along with the chicken stock. Bring to a simmer over medium-high heat and cook until tender, about 8 to 10 minutes. Add the roasted garlic and season with salt and pepper, to taste. Stir in the milk and puree with an immersion blender until smooth. Mix in the cheese and taste for seasoning. Transfer the mixture to a serving bowl and garnish with sour cream and chives.

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Easy Cheese Souffle

Easy Cheese Souffle

I love souffle, but I hesitate to make it because of all the steps. This recipe takes out a step or two, making it a quick and easy meal. As an added bonus, it’s low in carbs and high in protein!

Banana Bread

Banana Bread

A traditional banana bread recipe is elevated with Quark.

Everything Bagel Cheeseball

Everything Bagel Cheeseball

Everything Bagels are always a favorite at the Cheese Shop.  Here we carried the same wonderful combination of flavors to a cheese ball.  I served this to a group of teenagers who devoured it and begged for more!

Gouda Bread

Gouda Bread

The aroma of fresh baked bread speaks of home and comfort.  Adding the Jalapeno Gouda gives this bread a subtle spicy note.

Three Cheese Pumpkin Cheesecake

Three Cheese Pumpkin Cheesecake

The combination of cheeses gives the cheesecake a luscious flavor and texture.  The creamy texture of the cream cheese combines with the light tang of the Quark for a melt in your mouth experience, then you get a rich finish from the goat cheese.  Quality ingredients are important for this cheesecake to be successful.  If you are in NW Washington State, I recommend heading to Gothberg Farms in Bow for the chèvre.  The quality and flavor are much better than any goat cheese I have had from a grocery store.  

December Classes

December Classes

Marisa from Marie's Bees is teaching some popular classes here at the Cheese Shop.  Reserve your spot soon, the classes are filling up quickly!

Pumpkin Cheddar Rolls

Pumpkin Cheddar Rolls

A winning combination of pumpkin with the creamy nuttiness of cheddar.

November Classes

November Classes

Marisa from Marie's Bees is teaching some popular classes here at the Cheese Shop.  Reserve your spot soon, the classes are filling up quickly!

DIY Cheese Costumes

DIY Cheese Costumes

Do you need a cheesy Halloween costume idea?  I've picked a few that I think might inspire you.