Q: I picked up a big hunk of Délice de Bourgogne cheese from Costco intending to split it with someone, but didn't realize how pungent it is! My friend took one taste, did a Mr. Yuck face, and said it was all mine.
The cheese is a little strong to eat with just bread or crackers, so I was hoping someone out there might have ideas for recipes. I was thinking of an onion tart, but since this is a Costco buy, I'll still have a ton left over. Any thoughts?
Sent by Melissa
Editor: This rich triple-cream cheese with its bloomy rind does, indeed, have a reputation for pungency. Some folks love it, others...yeah, "Mr. Yuck" face just about sums it up!
If it's a little strong for your taste to eat on its own, you're certainly on the right track with thinking of adding it to other recipes. Your onion tart would be fantastic. Since it's such a creamy cheese, I'm thinking recipes like mac n' cheese, risotto, or even a fun fondue would do it justice. Crisp flavors like apple and celery might also help to cut the richness and provide some contrast to the more pungent flavors.
• Brie-Style Mac n' Cheese
• Mushroom and Leek Risotto
• Smoked Ham, Roasted Radicchio, and Cheese Panini from Epicurious
• Creamy Camembert and Mushroom Pasta from Food & Wine
Readers, what would you suggest?
Related: For the Love of Brie: A Profile of Bloomy Rind Cheeses
(Image: Murray's Cheese )