Help my homemade cheese.
October 24, 2006 8:31 AM   Subscribe

I'm looking for tips to add some excitement and variety to this homemade cheese.

I made it once before and the basil kind of wilted and didn't look too nice, the sun-dried tomatoes were good. What else can I mix in? Are there better recipes? I'm going to make this next week for a Halloween pot-luck (so something gross sounding might be nice) and I'm planning on making several batches in December for holiday gifts, so 'winter' and 'holiday' suggested variations would be great, too.
posted by pithy comment to Food & Drink (9 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Response by poster: Also, I have seen these tips.
posted by pithy comment at 8:32 AM on October 24, 2006

Roasted Red Peppers. Jalapenos. Port Wine. Green olives. Dill. Cranberries.

Not ALL of those. One of them.
posted by spicynuts at 8:44 AM on October 24, 2006

Oh...forgot garlic.
posted by spicynuts at 8:45 AM on October 24, 2006

posted by cog_nate at 9:07 AM on October 24, 2006

Whir up a can of chipotles en adobo in the blender and stir in as much of the paste as you like.

Cilantro/basil pesto.

Fresh mint, chopped and crushed.
posted by sacre_bleu at 9:11 AM on October 24, 2006

How about something sweet instead of savory? I think chopped apple, walnuts, and a dried fruit (cherries, sweetened cranberries) would be fabulous.
posted by miagaille at 10:02 AM on October 24, 2006

Sweet: jams, jellies, preserves, pie filling, dried fruit, nuts.

I like the chipotle idea.
posted by Monkey0nCrack at 12:33 PM on October 24, 2006

If you want excitement, nothing beats hornets.
posted by kookoobirdz at 2:47 PM on October 24, 2006 [1 favorite]

Shiitake mushrooms might be good.
posted by Upton O'Good at 8:20 PM on October 24, 2006

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