When I was at Target on Saturday I noticed a new cheese in the dairy case. The week before I had been looking for something just like it, but had settled for something else. Plus, since I am 1/4 Amish I had to try this cheese once I saw it.
One of my favorite salads contains blue cheese crumbles, and I was looking for some so that I could make the same salad at home. I have been trying to eat a little bit healthier at home :-).
Last week I settled for some feta cheese crumbles, but they just don’t have that nice taste of blue cheese.
My focus is a little bit off in this picture, but you can see the little blue specks of goodness in the cheese.
Buying this cheese also brought back some good memories. The Amish Blue Cheese Crumbles are produced in Wisconsin, and I remembered the good Wisconsin Amish cheese that my cousin would sell at his Amish Market stall in Kansas City. The Amish cheeses all had such good flavor. It also makes me think of the Twin County Dairy near Kalona, Iowa and the great cheese that they have there. Umm, Cheese Curds. I have also done some work in a few cheese factories around the country. I used to work for a packaging company, and would work on their vacuum packaging machines.
Now back to the salad.
I bought a package of greens and spinach leaves for the base of the salad. A third of a package makes a nice size salad for me.
I then topped them with ranch dressing, dried cranberries and the Amish Blue Cheese Crumbles.
A much better salad with the blue cheese instead of the feta. I also snuck in a few sliced banana peppers after I took the picture. They add a little zing to the salad.
Maybe I will get some walnuts to add to my next salad. They often add them to this type of salad.
What is your favorite salad?
p.s. You can read more about my Amish heritage in some of my Religion in Family History posts.