Cheese provides so much flavor, pleasure and
protein that you should serve it more often.
Costco offers a variety of cheeses that can be
used in many different ways. Store cheese in the
refrigerator, but let it come to room temperature
Blue Cheeses: Three international styles of
blue cheese are typically available: Gorgonzola,
the Italian-style blue; Société Roquefort, the
French-style blue; and Danish blue. All come in
wedges that are easy to slice for an appetizer
or dessert cheese tray with fresh fruit. Sharp,
spicy, full-flavored blue cheese seems to have a
naturalaffinity with wine. Blue cheeses crumble
easily to sprinkle on salad, hamburgers or steak
for a jolt of flavor and creamy texture. The
creaminess also works well in dips and spreads
for crackers or fruit.
Brie:Serve it with fresh fruits and nuts. The
white rind is edible, but not everyone agrees
that it’s tasty. A wheel of Brie is often dressed
up for parties by baking it with a wrapping of
puff pastry or a topping of sweetened nuts.
Jarlsberg:Made in Norway in the Emmental
style, with large holes, it is milder in taste than
the Swiss or French versions and very versatile.
Purchase it in wedges or slices.
Parmigiano-Reggiano:This well-known, handmade Italian cheese with a piquant, salty flavor is
potent enough to sprinkle sparingly and achieve
great effects. The extraordinary flavor results from
the milk of grass-grazed cattle, the traditional
production methods and aging for two, three or
even four years. It’s popular in cooking or freshly
grated on salad, soup or pasta. It also works on
a cheese tray for an appetizer or dessert course
with dried fruit and nuts.
Swiss Emmentaler:Memorable for the holes
in every wedge, this cheese is truly all-purpose.
The nutty, golden flavor is savored in Reuben
sandwiches, in fondue and other hot dishes or
on a cheese tray with fresh fruit. Purchase it in
wedges or slices.
Savory cheese squares make a quick hot snack.
1/2cup pistachio nuts
3/4cup Original Bisquick
2 eggs, beaten
1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Sprinkle cheese, onions
and nuts in a greased 9-by-9-inch baking pan.
2. Combine Bisquick with milk and eggs in a
medium-size bowl. Pour over cheese mixture.
3. Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until a knife inserted
in the center comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes
before cutting in 1-inch squares. Makes 9 servings.