“Scrambling” to come up with a quiche idea.
I’ve got this brunch to do on Friday, and quiche is on the menu. My first choice of flavor combinations is Spanish chorizo and roasted poblano peppers with manchego cheese. Well, as it usually goes, the client says “no chorizo-don’t like chorizo”. I’m pretty sure she’s thinking of the Mexican chorizo, not the kind of chorizo from Spain that’s more like a hard salami, but a chicken sausage quiche was requested instead. This changes everything. Time to see what I’m made of.
In search of the perfect chicken sausage.
I go to every natural grocery store within a 10 mile radius to check out the different choices of chicken sausage. This will determine what direction it goes from here. I snap pictures of all the different choices so I can review them at home and see what pops into my head.
Two days later, I make another Costco run to see if I can find Iberico ham, and to pick up some kitchen supplies for another client. No Iberico ham anywhere in sight, but a vision of the quiche finally presents itself. It’s going to be a smoked chicken apple sausage! Now I need a cheese that will pair well with that. I’m thinking Dubliner because it’s sharp, nutty, slightly sweet, with these little crunchy bits throughout. But today they don’t have it.
Coastal Cheddar Cheese at Costco.
I turn around in bewilderment. That’s when I see it. Coastal Cheddar. I knew it was the one. It was calling me. I read the description and it’s perfect-in theory. So I decide to tie it all together with red peppers and caramelized onions.
I don’t know yet how the quiche will turn out, but this cheese is it. It’s wonderful on its own but I am thinking it is definitely the right choice to pair with this sausage. It comes from the southern coast of England from cows raised on beautiful, lush, rolling green hilly pastures, or at least that’s what the website says. Next time you’re at Costco, look for Coastal Cheddar Cheese by Ford Farms from England. Pick some up and let me know what you think.
Update on the quiche
The quiche turned out amazing. I’ll post the recipe soon I promise, but my clients loved it. And they loved the Coastal Cheddar. They were nibbling on it with their sangria while we prepared the quiche and wanted to know all about it.