Gorgonzola Truffles

Originally posted January 17, 2011

You either love blue cheese or you gag, if you come within twenty meters of it. Our house is divided. I drool at the mere thought of a lovely thick slab of this gooey rich delicacy. Whereas, Ralph once had to leave a restaurant in Florence before I had finished because he could not stomach the smell of the oozing piece of cheese on my plate. Not the brightest thing to do, if you are looking for a romantic post dinner discussion!

Whenever I am entertaining friends who enjoy a bit of ‘stinky socks’ – as Ralph jokingly describes it, I try to work gorgonzola into the menu. I always have an alternative for the more delicate palates.

GORGONZOLA TRUFFLES

makes 6 truffles

1/2 cup imported gorgonzola, cut into small pieces

1/4 cup fresh mint leaves, chopped

1/2 cup freshly shelled walnuts, toasted and chopped

In a medium bowl, mash gorgonzola with mint and nuts.

Using a small scoop, divide cheese mixture into 6 truffles.

Cover and chill until ready to serve.

1 hour before serving remove from refrigerator.

I served my truffles with orange zest in syrup. Incredibly easy and knock it out of the park delicious! That is – if you like blue cheese!

Thanks for reading.