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Creamy Gouda and Horseradish Spread

Creamy Gouda and Horseradish SpreadWhile we were living in San Antonio, a tradition of sorts started when it came to our Saturday meals.

True, being a gluten free and egg free household may have been a challenge and changed our way of life but that did not stop us from enjoying what we can, when it came to food.  I would often bake some gluten free bread and/or muffins sometime on Fridays and early Saturday, we would head out and buy a variety of cheeses, smoked salmon or something similar, fresh fruits and salad mix.  Out of these, we would make our lunchtime feast.  We would get adventurous enough to try out different kinds of cheese and there would be “winners” and “losers” – as far as our taste buds were concerned.

One such cheese that became a winner was Gouda.  We found that we liked Gouda cheese, be it wrapped in red wax, aged or smoked.  We liked it so much that I often use either the red wax or smoked Gouda to make a creamy spread that everyone in my family enjoys.  We spread it on glutenfree and eggless bread and corn muffins.  It goes well with a variety of gluten free chips, as well.

So, here’s my version of a creamy gluten free and eggless Gouda and horseradish spread…Who knows?  Maybe you may just start a foodie tradition of your own 😉

Creamy Gouda and Horseradish Spread

What we will need to have:

8 oz. Red wax Gouda cheese, grated
8 oz. Cream Cheese, softened
3 Tbsp. Prepared Horseradish
1 tsp. ( a clove) garlic, minced
3/4 cup whipping cream, whipped to a soft peak
pinch of sea salt
1 tbsp. smoked paprika ( for sprinkling on top)

What we need to do:

  1. In a medium sized bowl using a hand held mixer, mix together gouda, cream cheese, horseradish, and garlic.  Mix until well incorporated.
  2. Once the mix is combined,  stir in sea salt.
  3. Fold in whipped cream until just combined. Refrigerate for at least an hour before serving.
  4. Serve with smoked paprika sprinkled on top.  The smokiness of the paprika, highlights the creaminess of this Gouda spread.

Enjoy!

Notes:

This spread on gluten free bread or corn bread triangles, goes well with red lentil  and / or, roasted red pepper tomato soup.