Dewlay - Smoked Lancashire Cheese
This months featured cheese is Smoked Lancashire cheese from Dewlay, this is a genuinely smoked creamy Lancashire rather than being flavoured like a lot of smoked cheeses, available as part of their deli range this is a lovely introduction into smoked cheeses. Matured for a minimum of four months in Dewlay's cheese store this is a great cheese on its own with apples or to accompany a beer but is also a nice addition to any dish that would benefit from a smoky twist.
As its underlying cheese is a creamy Lancashire the cheese has a lovely rounded flavour and the smoking adds to the cheese unlike a smoked flavoured product.
This cheese is available from various cheesemongers, delicatessens and direct from Dewlay. The recipe we have come up with is a Lancashire Mexican hybrid - Smoked Lancashire Quesadilla, an easy recipe which can use a variety of ingredients which you have in the store cupboard / fridge.
- Tortilla wraps (homemade or shop bought
- Salsa (homemade or from a jar)
- Plain yoghurt or sour cream or creme fraiche
- Smoked Lancashire Cheese, grated or fienly sliced
- Roasted peppers, sun dried tomatoes, finely sliced onion, chives ( whatever you fancy)
- finely chopped turkey, chicken , ham, etc (skip if going vegetarian)
Assemble the base layer tortilla with salsa, veggies, meat and cheese and then drizzle with yoghurt, top off with a second tortilla and press down, cook in a large frying pan (no oil) over a medium heat for about 3 - 4 mins until the tortilla has coloured but not burnt, turn the quesadilla over using a plate and cook the other side for 2-3 minutes. Remove from pan and cut into pieces and serve with salad. Delicious!