Oh Sweet Cheesus and eggs!!!

Discussion in 'Cheese' started by dirtsailor2003, Oct 23, 2013.

  1. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Load number two of the Holiday cheese. This time 10 pounds. 5 pounds Tillamook medium Cheddar. 5 pounds Colby. I have been buying the cheese this year at Cash & Carry, average price has been $12 per 5# brick, or $2.40/#.  Just a we bit better than the grocery store. I hate to waste grate space so for good measure I threw in some peeled hard boiled eggs! Ran the 12"tube in the uds with apple pellets.
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    Snacked on some leftover tri tip while I waited!​
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    I half the bricks then quarter the halves. I have been getting a bit of moisture in the uds, Hence the steamy look to the TBS. I may pre-heat the drum a bit from now on and see if that helps. Or just go back to using the GOSM for cold smoking.​
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    Oh Cheesus how we love you!!!​
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    Let's not forget about the eggs!​
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    Might as well make lunch!​
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    I used my standard method for making the eggs. Place in cold water, over high heat bring to rapid boil. Boil for 5 minutes. Remove from heat cover pot and let stand for 25 minutes. Shock in cold water. Nice creamy yellow yolks every time!​
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    Decisions Decisions Decisions. West Coast Hellman's or Trader Joe's Wasabi Mayo???​
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    Wasabi it is! Spied some cabbage in the fridge and decided that it would pair well with the wasabi mayo and  the smoked eggs.​
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    Let me tell you, on some 9 grain bread, this egg salad was fantastic!!! The cabbage and the smoke went really well with the wasabi mayo!​
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    ENJOY!!!!​
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    Last edited: Oct 23, 2013
  2. s2k9k

    s2k9k AMNPS Test Group

    Looks Great!!! Wish I could find those big blocks of Tillamook around here!
     
  3. kathrynn

    kathrynn Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Yummmmm.......that all looks wonderful as expected!

    Kat
     
  4. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Normally I get mine from Costco. It's not with the rest of the cheese, at my store they hide it with the eggs, milk, etc. However Costco's price has gone up on it, $16 for the 5# brick. All of the smaller loafs have gone up this year too. Last year I paid $7.99 for the 2# loafs, now they are all $9.99, with the extra sharp and premium aged Tillamook all at $12.9-$16.99!!!

    I did notice the other day that you can order cheese direct from Tillamook. Not sure what kind of prices. I see that they are also on Amazon.

    So far I don't have any complaints with the First Street Cheese. I used their sharp, and pepper jack, and now the colby jack. I sampled a piece of each and it all tasted fine.
     
  5. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thanks Kat!!
     
  6. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nice looking lunch DS. Nice job on the cheeses.
     
  7. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thanks Foam! It was a tasty Sandwee!!!
     
  8. s2k9k

    s2k9k AMNPS Test Group

    I just checked Tillamook's website.....2lb loaf - $16.00....hahahahahaha I don't think so!
     
  9. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Not even if it was custom smoked in the US North West by a master craftsman?
     
  10. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Holy gold plated cheese blessed by the Pope!!!
     
  11. Nice job on the cheese and that egg/cabbage sandwich looks amazing!
     
  12. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thanks Alesia. The flavors for the egg salad all worked really good. Next time I might add capers and some shredded carrot just for fun!
     
  13. woodcutter

    woodcutter Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Hey, Tillamook is not in Wisconsin. Must be some upstart cheese company....lol.
     
  14. mneeley490

    mneeley490 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    My mom grew up in Tillamook, in fact my folks both still live there. They tell me it's cheaper to buy the cheese where I live, than for them to buy it in town. I can usually get a 2 lb. brick for $5 on sale. And it's on sale a lot.
     
    Last edited: Oct 23, 2013
  15. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    A good friend of mine is the Coast Guard chief at Garibaldi and his wife always asks me to pick them up bricks! Course she also wants me to smoke it!!!
     
  16. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    They make cheese in Wisconsin? [​IMG]
     
  17. mr t 59874

    mr t 59874 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Looking good ds. I'm sure you will please many.

     Received six pounds of English walnuts from a forum friend yesterday.  Just pulled a batch from the cold smoker.  Now to get my wife to put them on a fresh apple pie.

    Tom
     
  18. driedstick

    driedstick Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    DS your killing me man,,,,,very nice
     
  19. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Very nice DS. Time for me to do more cheese.
     
  20. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thanks Tom!

    My wife surprised us with some baked honey crisp apples the other night, so good!
     

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