Long Island Thanksgiving – Cheese Plate

Yes, there should be a little something for the early-bird wine imbibers to nibble on as they congregate. And what is simpler than a platter of diced cheese cubes, toothpicks, and crackers.  Everybody loves cheese, right?

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So, here are the cheeses that I usually put out…

  • 1 Long Island Cheese ( see recipe below)
  • 1 pound cheddar
  • 1 pound extra sharp cheddar
  • 1 pound muenster
  • 1 pound swiss
  • 1 pound port wine

I’m sure you are wondering what is Long Island Cheese. You’ve never heard of Long Island Cheese? I’ll bet you’re googling it now…

Yes, Long Island Cheese is a pumpkin… Here’s how I make MY Long Island Cheese:

  • 1 cup of Long Island Cheese pumpkin ( or other pumpkin if you can’t get LI)
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 16 oz package of cream cheese

In a pot of water, boil the pumpkin with the sugar until its soft. Remove it from the water and mash… then fold in the soften cream cheese. There you have it… Long Island Cheese.

You can get your cheese at the Cheese Shoppe on Love Lane in Mattituck. Don’t forget to ask your cheese-monger if they have any other seasonal recommendations, they may surprise you!