Recipes

Inventive ways of using our blue cheeses

Baked Chicory with Crozier Blue Sauce

Preparation time: 45 mins | Cooking time: 40 mins | Serves: 5

We recommend also making a vegetarian version of this recipe, simply by not wrapping the chicory in slices of ham!

 

 

  • 10 whole chicory pieces
  • 10 Slices Ham (optional)
For the Blue Cheese Sauce:
  • 800 ml Cream
  • 200g Crozier Blue Cheese
  • 200g Shepherd's Store Cheese
  • 2 cups finely sliced raw Chicory
  • 2 cloves Garlic, crushed
  • 70g Butter
  • Pepper
  • Nutmeg
  1. Heat half the butter in a frying pan, and fry the 10 steamed whole chicory pieces, until golden brown. Set aside to cool.
  2. In a saucepan, fry the raw sliced chicory with the garlic in the remaining butter. Grate in nutmeg and continue frying until soft.
  3. Pour in the cream to the saucepan, and add the Crozier Blue cheese. Stir so that the cheese melts and cook gently.
  4. When the sauce has reduced, strain the sauce through a sieve and set aside.
  5. Roll each of the whole fried chicory pieces in a slice of ham and place into a baking dish.
  6. Pour the sieved blue cheese sauce over the entire dish, covering everything nicely.
  7. Grate the Shepherd's Store sheep's cheese on top.
  8. Bake in the oven at 180 degrees celcius for 25 minutes until golden brown.
  9. Serve with a mixed green salad.

Ingredients:

  • 10 whole chicory pieces
  • 10 Slices Ham (optional)
For the Blue Cheese Sauce:
  • 800 ml Cream
  • 200g Crozier Blue Cheese
  • 200g Shepherd's Store Cheese
  • 2 cups finely sliced raw Chicory
  • 2 cloves Garlic, crushed
  • 70g Butter
  • Pepper
  • Nutmeg

Method:

  1. Heat half the butter in a frying pan, and fry the 10 steamed whole chicory pieces, until golden brown. Set aside to cool.
  2. In a saucepan, fry the raw sliced chicory with the garlic in the remaining butter. Grate in nutmeg and continue frying until soft.
  3. Pour in the cream to the saucepan, and add the Crozier Blue cheese. Stir so that the cheese melts and cook gently.
  4. When the sauce has reduced, strain the sauce through a sieve and set aside.
  5. Roll each of the whole fried chicory pieces in a slice of ham and place into a baking dish.
  6. Pour the sieved blue cheese sauce over the entire dish, covering everything nicely.
  7. Grate the Shepherd's Store sheep's cheese on top.
  8. Bake in the oven at 180 degrees celcius for 25 minutes until golden brown.
  9. Serve with a mixed green salad.