Food Round-up: Say Cheese!

We’re in August. Can you actually believe it?! I don’t know where the Summer Holidays have gone. Seven weeks have flown by so fast. We kicked proceedings off with a family holiday in Italy, a fortnight on a campsite on the shores of Lake Garda. Stunning scenery, plenty of watersports to keep my teens occupied and so much amazing food and drink. No sooner had we returned than I headed to France on a three day press trip where vast quantities of Cheese and Wine were consumed, all in the name of work! With that in mind this month’s round-up focuses on all things Cheese. It’s one of my real food loves and I’d choose it over chocolate any day of the week. I even had a cake made of cheese for my 21st *cough cough* birthday. This month also celebrates my Blogiversary. My own wee Edible Scottish Adventures corner on the internet has been going for five years. Happy Birthday dear Foodie Quine! What better way to celebrate than with a cheesy round-up?

I’ll kick proceedings off with the first recipe that I blogged following my trip to France. Comté Cheese and Potato Rosti Waffles.  Far too good to save only for Waffle Wednesdays. Charlotte’s Lively Kitchen has also used Comté cheese in her Cheese Straws made with homemade flaky pastry and extra flavours of chilli, chive and sun-dried tomato & olive.  Blogging duo Lost in Food who like me are based in Aberdeenshire share a recipe for Croque Madam which is a satisfying lunch or perfect weekend brunch option. Whilst you’ve got the waffle make out do try Kate’s Sweet Potato Waffles. She’s topped them with cheese shards for a showstopping crunch.

Both my kids have always loved cheese and its a popular option in family friendly meals.  Elizabeth says that her child-friendly lasagne with cheddar cheese sauce will please even the fussiest of eaters. Clare’s Cheesy Stuffed Jacket Potatoes are so easy and perfect for adults & kids alike. Eb has pimped up Mac n Cheese with her Leek and Bacon Macaroni Cheese.  Creamy, cheesy macaroni with salty, smoky bacon and sweet, buttery leeks, all topped with the crunchiest, crispest panko breadcrumb topping and extra cheese. What about cheese in soup? Jenny has combined vegetables that love each other as well as lots of melted cheese in her Leek and Cauliflower Cheese Soup

When it comes to a scone (rhymes with gone) I’ll opt for cheese every time but please don’t offer me jam with it – what’s that all about?! Julie’s Easy Cheddar Cheese Scones are delicious simply served with salted butter. Meanwhile Choclette promises us the best cheesy garlic scones you will ever eat. Her Wild Garlic Cheese Scones are light and delicious with a swirl of green wild garlic pesto running through them.

Beer and Cheese are clearly a match made in heaven according to Jenny and Andrea. I’m loving the sound of Beer & Bacon Pasta Cheese. Sheer unadulterated comfort food for indulgent moments when only a carb fest will do! The Petite Cook’s Cheesy Parmesan Beer Muffins are perfect for a grab-and-go snack or make-ahead lunchbox option – Super fluffy, packed with flavors and no butter or eggs required. Also perfect for picnics and lunchboxes are Jane’s Cheese and Chive Pasties. She’s a Cornish girl so you’re getting the real deal with these.  Lastly a recipe that one of my favourite cheese eaters would love. Angela’s vegetarian Wensleydale Cheese Tarts are super easy to make and can be made ahead of time.  They’d definitely get the seal of approval from Wallace (of Wallace & Gromit fame!) 

See you in September with a round-up of autumnal preserves. Drop me an email claire@foodiequine.co.uk if you have a recipe post that you’d like me to consider for inclusion.

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About Claire Jessiman

Claire Jessiman is a Scottish Freelance Foodie based in Aberdeen who has been blogging her Edible Scottish Adventures as Foodie Quine since 2012. A mum of two and wife of one, she is passionate about cooking from scratch, seasonality, food education and family-friendly recipes. She's always keen to seek out local food specialities, markets and experiences whilst travelling in the UK and abroad and is eager to champion local Farmers, Suppliers and Producers. Addicted to social media, Claire is also partial to Cheese, Gin, Peanut Butter, Tea and Rhubarb and is permanently looking for the recipe that can successfully combine them all.

One Response to Food Round-up: Say Cheese!

  1. Kate - gluten free alchemist 10 August 2017 at 15:07 #

    Gosh…. those waffles look SO good. Crisp and cheesy. But then I am a sucker for Comte!

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