Cheese paste recipe

My simple cheese paste recipe for winter Chub.


I use 25% Danish Blue, 25% Mature Cheddar and 50% shortcrust pastry. My wife was given a blender as a wedding present and I remember thinking at the time what a crap present it was but I now use it more than she does!
To begin with I chop the two cheeses into smallish chunks and alternate putting them in the blender to make sure they are well mixed and lastly I add the pastry, again in small chunks. Give it a good whizz and...


....it produces a lovely big smelly lump of paste. Flavours could be added at any time but I find that it works brilliantly in its simplest form so I don't bother with any.

Be careful when cleaning the blades, they are razor sharp and slice flesh easily. I know!

This time I made up about 700gm of paste and that will last two sessions so I split it, and put them in the freezer.

It does work.






6 comments:

  1. Thanks for this smelly cooking!
    I'll try it soon in France......
    Cheers

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  2. I'm fishing the soar next week (Friday the 13th) I've never used cheese paste before but always fancied it. Could you let me know the best method. Hook showing, hook buried, stick float , waggler or static lead. Will it withstand being bounced on the bottom under a stick or waggler. I'm going to use your bait but would appreciate some advice. Many thanks.
    John.

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    1. I bury the hook John and then static lead, the Chub cannot resist, think its the smell!. Only problem you may have at this time of year is keeping it on the hook, it doesn't work well in warm weather, try to keep it as cool as possible, maybe in a freezer bag with those ice blocks.
      Let me know how it goes

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  3. Hi Joe..cheers for the great cheese paste mix! Once frozen how long does it take to defrost the paste ready for use? Liam

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    1. Hi Liam, couple of hours best if it is still slightly frozen but must be cool at least. No use in the summer! Joe

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  4. Hi Joe, did you add any water to the mix? If so how much? cheers

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