|Lyonnaise Garlic and Herb Cheese|
So, this cheese spread is the type of appetizer I enjoy serving, because you almost can't go wrong. Most party guests love cheese, garlic and herbs, so herein is the perfect appetizer solution. I used store-bought ricotta because I was unable to locate fromage blanc and, frankly, did not want to go to the trouble of making my own. I think if I had to make this again I would use a combo of goat cheese and ricotta (if I still cannot find the fromage blanc). Even with the vinegar and the salt this seemed to cry out for a tangy something or other. I am taking this to a potluck lunch at work today, so we will see other's reactions. From tasting this morning (made last night), I was surprised at how strongly the tarragon flavored the cheese. I would have expected the garlic and shallots to overpower it, but the flavors all blended rather harmoniously.
I hope you all have a wonderful long weekend with friends and/or family. Please take a moment to remember the fallen soldiers who gave their lives defending the freedoms we all enjoy this Memorial Day. Until next time, bon apetit!