Gourmet Cold Smoked Cheese & Nuts

Cook Time: Approximately 20-60 minutes.

Have you ever tried smoked gouda, smoked brie, smoked mozzarella or maybe even smoked jalapeño cheddar? If the mere mention of these gourmet smoked cheeses has got your mouth watering like a faucet, then you’ve come to the right place! We’ve provided you with a recipe and instructional video on how to cold smoke cheese and nuts, starring Jonathan Martinez from Celebrity Grill.

If you’ve never tried cold smoking, these lingering chilly days offer the perfect opportunity for giving it a try. These delicious treats would be perfect for a romantic picnic, gift basket, appetizer at a dinner party, or simply for your own enjoyment. Give it a try and let us know what you think!

Ingredients

  • 1 block of cheese (semi-hard or hard cheese recommended)
  • 1 cup of unsalted almonds
  • 1 cup of walnuts
  • Your choice of seasoning (for the nuts)
  • MAK Hazelnut pellet blend
  • aluminum foil

Preparation

  1. Start grill and adjust set point temperature to Smoke.
  2. Allow grill to preheat, approximately 10 minutes.
  3. Cut cheese into squares no larger than 1 1/2 inches thick.
  4. Place cheese blocks and nuts on foil arranged on top of the grate inside your Warmer/Smoker box (or set cheese on a pie tin or plate).

Cooking

  1. Smoke cheese and nuts for approximately 20-60 minutes, depending on the level of smokey flavor you desire.
  2. Carefully remove everything from grill and allow to cool.
  3. Serve or store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

General Tip: “Smoking cheese is best done when outside temperature is below 80°”