Five creative cheese tips

Goat cheese

Most of us cook with cheese, so tips on managing cheese are always appreciated. Here are five tips from Cook's Illustrated on handling cheese (check out the article for full illustrations):

  • Fit round cheese slices on a square slice of bread by breaking the cheese slices into quarters.
  • Grate and store cheese in one easy step - and keep your hands clean at the same time - by putting your cheese grater in a plastic bag.
  • Keep semi-soft cheeses from getting mushy and clogging the holes of a cheese grater by first spraying the grater with non-stick cooking spray.
  • The easiest way to get Parmesan cheese shavings is with a vegetable peeler.
  • The best way to store goat cheese - and make it easier to slice - is to unwrap it and store it in a butter keeper.

And while we're on the subject of goat cheese, here are the goat cheese recipes that receive the most buzz from members' cookbooks. We especially liked the looks of Deborah Madison's Goat Cheese Enchiladas with Red Mole, (which you can find here).


1 Comment

  • Christine  on  3/3/2013 at 12:10 PM

    I am a big fan of goat cheese -- I once made goat cheese and asparagus quesadillas which may sound a bit odd, but they were so delicious!

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