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In case you haven’t noticed from reading my recipes, I love cheese. I incorporate it into many recipes. In fact, my husband claims I can’t make a recipe without cheese. He’s wrong. (Nothing new, LOL.) I can but often choose not to. Besides cooking with cheese, I also like to eat it all by itself, and on different things like crackers. When I learned that Alouette had introduced their new Cheddar Collection, I could not turn down the opportunity to try it.
The new Alouette Soft Spreadable Cheddar Collection contains three spreadable soft cheddars – Sharp Cheddar, Ranch Cheddar, and Chipotle Cheddar.
Sharp Cheddar – “Experience the rich and distinct flavor you expect from a sharp cheddar, now with all the versatility of a soft spreadable cheese”
Ranch Cheddar – “Combining one of America’s favorite flavors with classic cheddar and creamy buttermilk”
Chipotle Cheddar – “The first-to-market chipotle spread features the perfect Southwest inspired combination of sweet, spicy and smoky”
Alouette Spreadable Cheddar need to be refrigerated. It has a texture sort of similar to that of a whipped cream cheese. I wondered if the cheese would get harder if refrigerated. I also wondered if it would be difficult to work with. I was a bit surprised to find that the cheese doesn’t really harden, even after being refrigerated for hours or a few days. It spreads very easily, even on a slice of plain soft bread that might generally tear when spreading something on it. The cheese manages to have a pretty smooth texture and doesn’t seem grainy.
Wondering what sort of foods you could put this spreadable cheese on? I tried apples, bagels, english muffins, panetini, thick cut potato chips, some potato slices, and corn on the cob.
Hubby grew up eating apples and cheese together. I don’t even know how many times he’s sliced a Granny Smith apple and then paired slices of cheese with it. The great thing about the spreadable cheddar is the cheese doesn’t slip away from the apple, and that there’s less slicing to do. Heck, you could even skip slicing the apple and just put spreadable onto a whole apple before you take a bite if you chose.
I love bagels – not quite as much as I love cheese, but they’re up there on the list. Spreadable cheddar is a nice change from butter or cream cheese. Toasted or not, it makes for a tasty lunch or snack.
No doubt stemming from my love for carbs, I have a thing for garlic toast, panetini and the like. All three of the flavors of spreadable cheddar taste amazing on panetini.
I love corn on the cob. I usually eat it with butter. Ranch is one of my favorite flavors. I have been loving corn on the cob with some of the spreadable Ranch Cheddar on it. It’s a great combination of sweet and tangy. It is just awesome.
I got to thinking about other foods I could use the new spreadable cheddar on. In the end I came up with a total of 50.
50 Ways To Use Spreadable Cheddar Cheese
- Bagel chips
- Bread sticks
- Butter crackers
- Chicken tenders
- Corn on the cob
- Dinner rolls
- English muffins
- French bread
- Garlic bread
- Hard rolls
- Hash browns
- Italian bread
- Jerky slabs
- Melba toast
- Nut thins
- Pita chips
- Potato blintzes
- Potato chips
- Potato pancakes
- Pretzel bites
- Pretzel crisps
- Rice cakes
- Rice crackers
- Seaweed crackers
- Tortilla chips
- Veggie crisps
- Water crackers
- Wheat crisps
The new Alouette Cheddar Collection is now available at grocery stores nationwide for approximately $4.99 each. I love that it requires no prep or cooking, you just peel off the top and it’s ready to use. Best of all, it’s an item that can easily be kept in your fridge for planned snacks and entertaining as well as unexpected guests.