I’ve written about flavored cream cheeses before, but my latest attempt was not an unqualified success.
So cream cheese.
Then I cut some dried tomatoes into fairly small pieces.
And shredded the last of my Double Gloucester I bought at Tesco New Years Eve.
Mixed it all up and ate it on a bagel.
Two days later, I came back with another bagel, and the cheese was very dubious, indeed.
It had turned a grey-ish brown and was a bit crackled in texture.
I almost chucked it. Bun instead, I kept thinking that it really was too soon for it to have gone off. So I poked it and sniffed it and decided it was all the fault of the tomatoes.
Apparently, you need to plump your dried tomatoes a bit before trying this, or they’ll dehydrate your cheese to the point where its texture is fine, but it looks sketchy. And the color is just unfortunate. Perhaps you just shouldn’t serve this to company.
But it was still tasty on my bagel.
It was even tastier with some chipotle sprinkled it.