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Cheese Crocks

Written By Culinary Pen on Friday, August 26, 2011 | 8:24:00 AM

Have you ever noticed that the more you get into a hobby, the more accessories and junk you begin to collect that vaguely relates to that hobby? I've been on the look-out for these old fashioned bail cap ceramic crocks for a few months now. I finally found a beautiful blue-and-white speckled set at the local Goodwill for only $2 each. My full disclosure is that I just want them for making my own cheese spreads.When you generate as much scrap cheese as I do, you're forced to find lots of recipes for using up odds and ends. Thankfully this is something prudent cooks have been doing for generations, so there's dozens of recipes for cheese spreads, pimento cheese dip, Hungarian liptauer, and fromage forte. Most are just a blend of old grated cheese, a binder of cream cheese/mayo,butter, spices, and then thinned out to a spreadable consistency with milk, wine, or vegetable broth.

Sure, I could just pack it into tupperware or a mason jar, but it wouldn't look anywhere near as old school and classy. All I need to do is get some gingham shirts and start growing my Amish beard again!

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