Favorite Recipes of Maverick Swaniel Harrienger

{January 12, 2016}   Ella Fitzgerald’s Favorite Cheddar Cheese Log (Saveur: The New Classics Cookbook, 2014, page 15)

Makes one eight-inch log.

2 lb. Cheddar cheese, grated
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
0.5 teaspoon Tabasco sauce
0.5 cup finely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
0.25 cup finely chopped pimiento
0.25 cup coarsely chopped pecans

1.  Put room-temperature Cheddar in a large bowl.  Add mustard, Tabasco, parsley, + pimientos.  Mix until the ingredients are distributed evenly.
2.  Place a 9″ long on a clean surface.  Mound cheese mix along the edge nearest to you, then roll in the plastic, pressing and molding to form a 1.5″ wide + 8″ long log.
3.  Carefully remove the plastic wrap roll the cheese log into the chopped pecans, pressing them into the log as you roll.  Rewrap the log with fresh plastic wrap + chill in the refrigerator for one hour (min).  Serve with crackers.



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