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Cheese swap help!!!

Tina1981 Nov 19, 2012 08:40 AM

Hey All!

I'm hosting a large thanksgiving dinner and two of the sides will be a cauliflower gratin and a spinach cheese puff casserole. Both recipes call for Gruyere but I would prefer to use different cheeses for variety. Would Gouda be a good substitute in the spinach puff?


Any tips would greatly appreciated!!!


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  1. greygarious RE: Tina1981 Nov 19, 2012 08:53 AM

    If I wanted to change the flavor profile of those two sides, I would use cheddar and gouda with the cauliflower and stick with gruyere for the spinach. Gouda, or the Italian version of fontina, are good for melting but gruyere and cheddar have more assertive flavors.

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      Bacardi1 RE: greygarious Nov 19, 2012 09:01 AM

      HUGE ditto to Greygarious's suggestion.

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        Tina1981 RE: greygarious Nov 19, 2012 09:09 AM

        Thank you!!!! I will try that!!!!

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