Cheesemaker Paula Lambert: Christmas Cheese is On Sale Now
What is Christmas Cheese ?
It’s a once-a-year treat that we make only through New Year’s. It’s a delicious, little, crumbly, spreadable round of cheese festively flavored with a combination of chiles. It’s a pretty cheese, a warm-red round topped with a swirl of green jalapenos strips. Some might call it a Mexican cheese, but you’ll just call it “good” when you taste it! It pairs nicely with everything – beer, wine, mixed drinks, and even eggnog and wassail! Just one bite won’t sufice.
It all began many years ago as a mistake. Something happened to one batch of our cheese. It just didn’t turn out exactly as it should have … it wasn’t a bad cheese, it just wasn’t the kind of cheese it was supposed to be! So, we decided to convert our mistake into something new … something good for the holidays. We added a variety of red chiles to make it spicy. We molded it into small discs that would be just perfect for serving when guests stop by. We decorated the top with a festive design made of green chiles. And voilà…Christmas Cheese!
Now our mistake has become a Mozzarella Company annual tradition. Many of our loyal customers have made our Christmas Cheese part of their family holiday traditions. They begin calling early in November to find out when the first batch will be ready. They flock to our cheese factory for our special, little handmade cheese. Many buy 10 or more because they make perfect gifts and are great to have on hand for quick, last-minute hors d’oeuvres and hostess gifts.
Christmas Cheese is available only at Mozzarella Company. Discs weighing a little more than a half-pound and cost $12 each.
Over the years we have developed a number of recipes that incorporate our Christmas Cheese, including:
Pork Tenderloin Festivo
Simply Delicious Holiday Fondue
Paquitos di Navidad
Lentil Salad with Christmas Cheese
Butternut Squash Soup with Christmas Cheese
Stop by–we’ll give them to you.
Paula Lambert is the owner of Mozzarella Company, an award winning cheesemaker in Deep Ellum, 2944 Elm Street, Dallas.