The Bavaria

The Bavaria - Edam

Ingredients

  • 4 small red potatoes
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • 4 knackwurst sausages
  • 1 yellow onion, sliced about 1/8" thick
  • Salt and pepper
  • 8 tablespoons butter, at room temperature
  • 8 slices dark rye bread
  • 16 slices Curemonte edam cheese
  • 8 ounces prepared sauerkraut
  • 1/2 cup whole-grain beer mother whole-grain mustard

Cooking Directions

Place potatoes in pot and cover with cold water; add kosher salt. Bring to a boil and then turn off heat. Let stand 20 minutes, covered. Remove potatoes from water and let stand until cool enough to handle. Slice into 1/8-inch thick slices. Heat skillet over medium-high; add canola oil and heat. Add sausages and fry until browned; remove to plate. Return pan to heat and add potato slices and onions. Fry with a pinch of salt and pepper for 5-6 minutes or until onions are translucent and potatoes are lightly browned. Cut sausages in half lengthwise and add to pan with the potatoes and onions.

Heat another skillet over medium heat, spread butter on one side of bread slices and place 4 slices, butter-side down, in skillet. Top each slice with 2 slices of edam, 2 tablespoons of sauerkraut, 2 halves of sausage, a spoonful of potato/onion mixture, and 2 more slices of the edam, in that order. Place a piece of bread on top of each, butter-side up. Grill sandwiches until bread is golden and cheese is melted, turning once during grilling. Serve with mustard on the side.

Cheese Bowl

Cheese Bowl Edam

Ingredients

  • 2 cups sour cream
  • 1 1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded Curemonte edam cheese
  • 1 package (8 ounces) Curemonte cream cheese
  • 2 tablespoons minced onion
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon-style mustard

Cooking Directions

Combine all ingredients until well-blended. Cover and refrigerate overnight. Serve in a hollowed edam ball or bowl with crackers or fresh vegetables

Herb-Marinated Edam

Herb-Marinated Edam

Ingredients

  • 2 fresh rosemary sprigs
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 tablespoon flat leaf Italian parsley, minced
  • 1 small chile pepper
  • 1 1/6 cup (7 ounces) Curemonte edam cheese, cubed
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil

Cooking Directions

Place rosemary, garlic, parsley and chile pepper in 12.5-ounce canning jar. Add cubed edam. Pour extra virgin olive oil over cheese. Mix to combine. Place lid on top and marinate cheese for a minimum of 2 hours at room temperature. Refrigerate if not serving immediately. (Olive oil may partially solidify when chilled; allow mixture to come to room temperature before serving to reliquefy.)