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Cheese Primer – You Cheddar Head You!

Adult mac and cheese

Lula’s Adult Mac ‘n Cheese

Cheddar comes from all over – mostly Britain, The United States, and Canada.  It can be white or yellow (absolutely NO taste difference, remember?); the yellow comes from the dye of annatto seeds.

The process that makes cheddar is called, of all things…cheddaring.  This simply means curds are cut into slabs, then stacked, then pressed.  What makes cheddars taste different from each other are the cows (yes it’s a cow’s milk cheese), the land, and the feed.

If you want to make things that require melted cheddar, ranging from a grilled cheese to fondue etc., then using younger cheddar will get better results, as it contains more moisture.  Lula’s for Lunch…and More! Catering uses everything from Medium Sharp (hard to find vs mild!) Cheddar to Extra Sharp Cheddar in a variety of goodies.

My PERSONAL favorite is Vermont Extra Sharp White Cheddar.  What’s yours?  Weigh in at www.lulasforlunch.com/blog !

Fall Menu Additions

Fondue is HOT this season…and Lula has several to choose from!  How about Satay Fondue with Pan Roasted Chicken, Sweet Bell Pepper and Herbed Pita Skewers, or Greek Fondue with a blend of tangy cheeses and Greek herbs and spices, or traditional Swiss Fondue, served with French bread cubes and apple slices, OR… a client favorite (go figure, Cincinnati!) Cheddar/Ale Fondue, served with homemade German Salt Rye bread and beer poached sausages!!!  For more appetizer options for your fall/holiday party, go to www.lulasforlunch.com  and drool!!!!! – Lula