Continuing to branch out in my cheese selection, this week I took on blue cheese, the pungent cheese. Blue cheese is one of the few cheeses that Andrew does not like so I called on my friend Nicole to be my pizza guinea pig this week.
I did a little research on blue cheese and discovered there are many varieties, way more than I was aware of. The money saving cheese guy from Wegmans helped me pick out a tasty and affordable buttermilk blue cheese. This Wisconsin cheese is a three-time 1st place winner at the Wisconsin State Fair and two-time 3rd place winner at the World Dairy Expo so it must be good. I was feeling really adventurous this week and also included caramelized onions in this recipe. The onions didn’t get to the point of caramelizing, I wasn’t patient enough, but they did turn out quite good. Also included; a light sprinkling of mozzarella cheese, sautéed Granny Smith apple and baby spinach. The last topping to go on the pizza was the blue cheese.
After a few minutes in the oven, the pungent aroma quickly filled the kitchen and it was all you could smell once it was on the table. When I bit into a slice I could taste the other toppings, however the blue cheese was definitely the dominating flavor. The next time I use a strong cheese I will be sure to ease up on the quantity because a little goes such a long way, while a lot was way too much! Nicole, being such a supportive friend, took on the pungent pizza and said it was great! That’s true friendship!