We often find leftover cheese nubs and scraps rattling around the refrigerator, especially after a party or get-together at home. Fromage Fort can be a real lifesaver in such cases. This homemade cheese spread is one of the quickest, easiest, and best ways to turn leftover cheese scraps into something versatile and even more delectable.
The dish was originally made popular by famed French chef Jacques Pepin. His dad used to make this dish in his childhood, yielding a flavorful, robust version combining Brie, Camembert, Blue cheese, Goat cheese, and Swiss cheese with crushed garlic and white vino. He then marinated the mixture in a cold cellar for 7-10 days. For a simpler version, this instant and milder route was made in a food processor by Pepin’s wife Gloria. Any type of cheese scraps you can get your hands on will work perfectly for this recipe!
● Cheese pieces, ½ pound
● Garlic clove, 1 piece
● Dry white vino, ¼ cup
● Salt, as per taste
● Black pepper, as per taste
● Herbs, as per liking
● Put the cheese pieces in the bowl of a food processor. Add the dry white and the garlic clove. Then sprinkle a pinch of salt and a big grind of black pepper.
● Blend or process the ingredients for somewhere near 30 seconds. The mixture should be creamy but not too soft. Taste it and add more salt or pepper if needed. Add the herbs of your choice if you want to. Your Fromage Fort is ready to be served.
● Transfer the ready Fromage Fort to a serving dish and devour it.
● Spread it on crackers or even on a sandwich.
● Spread it on bread and broil for a few minutes until bubbly and brown.
● Use it as a dip with nachos, veggies, or any fried nibbles.
● Use it as a great addition to your cheese board or charcuterie board.
● You can also store the Fromage Fort in an airtight container.
China is a hugely popular tourist destination, and it’s not hard to understand why. From the bustling tech-savvy cities to the ancient temples, this country is a melting pot of culture, advancement, and some delicious food to boot. Of course, you probably already have numerous Chinese destinations on your bucket list, but a visit to China’s Red Beach should certainly find its place onto that bucket list sometime soon.
Ravishing In Red
While China is rarely recognized for its beaches, it’s safe to say that the Red Beach is a seasonal phenomenon that puts the country on the map. This beach, located in Panjin, is not your average beach, though. Instead of seeing golden sands and aquamarine water, this beach is more like a red blanket on the ground.
An Incredible Phenomenon
What’s so amazing about Red Beach is the fact that this area only becomes this deep crimson red between September and October each year. That’s because this phenomenon is caused by a wildflower called Suaeda salsa, which grows in these wetland conditions. Throughout the year, this wildflower changes color as it grows. First, it grows light green before turning bright red later in the year. There’s around 18km of this flower along Red Beach, which ultimately causes this stunning blanket effect.
Paradise For Wildlife
As well as looking incredible, Red Beach is also a paradise for the wildlife that lives there. Much of the beach is closed off to the public, which allows the animals to thrive in this environment. From 260 types of birds – including endangered birds – to fish and other animals, it’s safe to say that Red Beach is one of the most spectacular places on the planet.
It may be a little late to enjoy what Red Beach has to offer now, but you should definitely add it to your bucket list for next year. After all, you can make up for lost time.