October’s NZ Cheese Month encourages Kiwis to try a new cheese

Kiwis are being encouraged to try a new cheese this month to celebrate New Zealand Cheese Month. A regular event on the country’s food calendar, New Zealand Cheese Month is an initiative created and organised by the New Zealand Specialist Cheesemakers Association, to draw attention to the value of the local cheese industry. NZ Cheese […]

Black Pepper Gouda Spaghetti

Recipe: VICKI RAVLICH-HORAN | Images: ASHLEE DECAIRES A cross between cacio e pepe and carbonara, this is a super satisfying pasta that you can whip up at a moment’s notice. 500g spaghetti 5 large egg yolks 1 large egg 300g grated Meyer Black Pepper Gouda salt and extra cracked pepper In a large pot of salted boiling water, […]

Cheese and Onion Sausages

These frugal vegetarian sausages originated in Wales during the second world war when meat was scarce. The key to making them tasty is a flavoursome, sharp cheese, so feel free to go crazy and experiment with some cheese combos. 3½ cups Panko breadcrumbs 2 spring onions, finely chopped ¼ cup parsley, finely chopped 2 tbsp fresh […]

Cheese Soufflé

Recipe: Vicki Ravlich-Horan | Photography: Ashlee DeCaires A soufflé seems daunting but it really is just about getting the basics and perhaps your timing right. If you plan to serve it at a dinner party, prepare your ramekins and cheese sauce ahead of time, adding the whipped egg whites just before you pop them in the oven. Once cooked, […]

Bacon & Cheese Crown

Recipe: VICKI RAVLICH-HORAN | Images: ASHLEE DECAIRES Bacon and cheese are always a winning combination. Wrap it in pastry and turn it into the crowning lunch dish. 2 tbsp oil 1 cup bacon pieces 1 onion, diced 2 x sheets of ready-rolled puff pastry 4 tbsp tomato sauce 150g Meyer Vintage gouda, grated 1 egg, lightly beaten 1 […]

Mushroom & Cheese Buckwheat Crepes with Apple & Rocket Salad

Recipe VICKI RAVLICH-HORAN | Image BRYDIE THOMPSON The buckwheat in these traditional style crepes from France give a nuttier flavour, and I have paired this with a fresh autumnal salad of rocket, fennel and apple. Trust me, together they are sensational. CREPES 1 cup buckwheat flour ¼ cup flour ½ tsp salt 2 eggs 2 […]