Cheesecakes are often rich, creamy and loaded with tons of calories so it is the least in my priority of desserts. However, when a special kind of cheese is used as an ingredient in presenting a dish too difficult to refuse, I am one who will not deny a slice or even two. And I am talking about a cheesecake made out of the royal cheese – the Blue Stilton Cheese. How else can you go wrong with that? So here is that cheesecake recipe I am talking about.
The Ultimate Stilton cheesecake
- 2 packages cream cheese at room temperature
- 12 ounces crumbled stilton blue cheese, at room temperature
- 3 eggs
- ¼ cup sour cream
- 2 tablespoon clover or orange blossom honey
- pinch of kosher salt
- pinch of fresh cracked pepper
- ½ cup caramel topping
- water crackers
Heat the oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit.
Spray an 8 inch spring form pan with cooking spray. Line the bottom with parchment paper and then spray again. This is for easy handling.
In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese until smooth. Measure out ¼ cup of the blue cheese and set aside. To the remaining blue cheese, add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Scrape the mixture off the sides of the bowl. Add the sour cream, honey, salt and pepper. Beat until combined, pour into the pan.
Place a shallow pan of water on the bottom tack in the oven, and place the cheesecake on the rack about it. Steam from the water will help prevent cracks in the cheesecake. Bake for 40 minutes.
Remove the cheesecake from the oven. Sprinkle the reserved blue cheese over the top of the cheesecake and bake at 10 to 15 minutes more, until lightly browned. Cool in the pan, to room temperature.
To serve, cut the cheesecake into wedges. Drizzle each plate with caramel, place the wedge on the plate. Serve with crackers if desired.
To be able to enjoy a stilton cheesecake, this kind of dish is best paired with a great aged or a tawny Port Wine. It could also be taken with the king of sizzlers, because the cold and the fat content of the champagne just pairs very well with the cheesecake, and that’s a fact. On certain occasions though, a good Riesling is also recommended.
The recipe above can be served both ways, as a dessert with some fruit sauce as garnish or the caramel topping at the bottom as stated.. It can also be served as an appetizer accompanied with your favorite crackers or wafers.
But however you serve it, make sure to present it as appealing as possible. Because remember, you always eat with your eyes first. And most important, get your cheese from the best cheese shop, the Ideal Cheese Shop.Bookmark & Share