A specialty cheese shop opened its doors in Dallas last November, and I just now made my way over there. I have been reading great things on the internet about Scardello Artisan Cheese, and decided it was finally time for me to stop by the store and have someone cut the cheese for me (insert immature giggles here!)
Scardello Artisan Cheese
- 3511 Oak Lawn Avenue
- Dallas, TX 75219
I walked into the store and was a bit overwhelmed by all the cheese, but I have a feeling that happens often. The guy helping me explained how the cheese was arranged in the case, told us some of his favorites, and we began to sample right away. The store had a great selection and I plan on going back in the future.
I came home with four cheeses, here they are below.
(Enlarge each picture for the proper description & some pics I took!)
Rogue River Blue Cheese is so delicious and creamy. This cheese is somewhat mild (in my opinion) and not as intense as other blue cheeses. This cheese won the American Cheese Society Cheese of the Year. Perfect afternoon snack with mission figs.
Sainte Maure Goat Cheese, is so soft and tangy. I have never had goat cheese that looked and tasted like the Sainte Maure. The layer of ash gives it such a memorable appearance but it’s the tangy flavor that makes the cheese so unique.
Gruyere, one of my all time favorite cheeses. This was the first cheese I tried in culinary school, and I remember taking a small bite and savoring the flavor. At that moment I knew cheese was more than just processed yellow stuff. Gruyere is a great beginner cheese and a great addition to any cheese display.
and the last cheese I purchased, Zamorano. This is a delicious hard cheese that has a nutty flavor. This cheese was especially great with with torn off pieces of the edible cheese board.
Flaky Puff Pastry Cheese Board
- 1 sheet Puff Pastry thawed
- 1 Egg
- 1 tsp Fresh Thyme chopped
- 1 tsp Fresh Rosemary chopped
- preheat oven to 400 degrees
- Thaw and unfold the puff pastry, place on a floured work surface.
- Using a lattice pie dough cutter (or a knife) trim a half inch off each edge.
- Whisk the egg and brush on top of whole sheet of puff pastry. Place the cut strips back on the edges of the sheet of puff pastry. Brush edges with egg wash also.
- Sprinkle the fresh thyme and rosemary evenly. Using a fork, poke holes in the puff pastry in rows. Make sure the fork completely pierces the puff pastry.
- Bake for 15 minutes, then cool for at least 10 minutes before using.
Tips and Tricks
To make the puff pastry cheese board, you’ll need puff pastry, some cheese, and an egg. For a festive, elegant look, you can sprinkle some parmesan cheese over the top. Spread the cheese mixture on one square, then add the remaining squares on top. Brush the puff pastry with the remaining egg yolk. Bake the cheese twists for 15 minutes. Remove them and allow to cool. You can also serve the flaky puff pastry cheese board with crackers and bread sticks.
The cheese straws should be served chilled. They are made of dairy products, so it’s best to keep them refrigerated. They should be stored in an airtight container for three days. When working with the puff pastry dough, always keep it cold to prevent the fat from melting and layers from coming together. Before beginning the process, place the dough in the refrigerator for about 10 minutes to ensure that it is not sticky. You can use baking paper to store the dough in the refrigerator until ready to use it.
If you want to add more flavor to the cheese straws, try using a different cheese. Instead of parmesan, you can also try chocolate hazelnut spread or nutella. If you don’t like nutella, you can also try a chocolate hazelnut spread. A cheese straw is an equal opportunity appetizer for all guests. Whether you’re using it as an appetizer or as a spread, you’ll never go wrong with a flaky puff pastry cheese board.
The cheese straws are an equal opportunity appetizer. They are an attractive and easy to prepare cheese board that will delight your guests. Alternatively, you can serve the puff pastry cheese boards as part of a larger spread. When serving the cheese straws, you can spread nutella or chocolate hazelnut spread on them. As they bake, the puff pastry will develop a delicate flaky texture. You can add a few more types of flavored sauces, if desired.
In addition to the cheese straws, you can also use a cheese board. These are a good appetizer for a party. They are easily portable and can be a part of the spread. Once you’ve made a cheese straw, you can unroll it and place it on a board. Then, cover it with puff pastry and bake until golden brown. It should be crisp and flaky.
To prepare the Flaky Puff Pastry Cheese Board, you should start by making the cheese straws. You can either use a cheese straw to serve as an appetizer, or place it in a pretty cup. When a cheese straw is ready, unroll it and place it on the board. Then, place a piece of puff pastry over it. Leave it to bake for 10 minutes. While the puff pastry is cooling, the filling will stay firm and the cheese will remain melted.
Once the cheese straws are baked, they can be topped with a variety of toppings. You can use any type of cheese you prefer, or you can use your own favorite spread. Once you’ve rolled out the puff pastry, place it on the board. Once you’ve finished baking, you’ll have a perfect cheeseboard. This is an excellent way to serve cheese. You can use it as an appetizer at a party, or as a side dish at a dinner party.