Grilled Shepherd’s Way Farms’ Big Woods Blue Cheese Sandwich with Quince Paste and Raw Honey

by Laura on December 11, 2010

We’re enjoying an old fashioned Minnesota blizzard today.  The wind is howling, a fine powder of snow blurs the houses in the distance and swirls into drifts, and it’s bitterly cold, sixteen degrees and dropping.  Even little Annie, our ginger terrier, would prefer to sleep on her chair nestled in a blanket over chasing the little black mouse in the snow.  Hardy, unfazed Minnesotans still pass the house all bundled, running and walking dogs, business as usual.  We are cozy inside, happy to watch, and the house is stocked with good things to eat.  For lunch I made tuna melts with Wickles—a present from our Southern guests last weekend—and this grilled cheese sandwich.

Shepherd’s Way Farms’ Big Woods Blue has made a blue cheese lover of me.  It is incredibly creamy and buttery with sharp notes from its deep, blue green veins.  I paired it with slices of the quince paste I made yesterday, and with a drizzle of raw honey, and fried it on white bread with a knob of good butter.   It was delicious.  Now I’m going to settle in to watch the snow with my Dear Husband and my Sweet Boy and little Annie, do some Christmas baking, and make a pot of beef stew.   It’s a nice way to pass the blizzard.

Story about Shepherd’s Way Farms here.

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1 Frances December 12, 2010 at 9:00 am

Yummy! Hope you are staying warm. It’s cold here too and the temp is dropping fast, predicted to be 14 degrees overnight, which for us is a rare event. We don’t have any pretty snow to look at, just the damp cold and wind to make us remember why we put up with the insane heat all summer long!
Glad you like the Wickles!

Best wishes from the deep, cold south,

2 Laura December 12, 2010 at 9:52 am

Ooh! Stay warm!
We love the Wickles. They’ve become something of an obsession and we’ve taken to rationing them out.
Best wishes to you, too, Frances!

3 Kris Jacobson December 13, 2010 at 1:28 pm

You did it, Laura. Wow!!!

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