Recipe by Chef Kate
This is one of those very handy things to have in your refrigerator or freezer. It keeps for a few weeks in the fridge, a few months in the freezer. When you make it, you can form it into a log, chill it, and then cut it into small pats which you can then wrap and freeze for future inclusion in a sauce, to spread on crostinis, to use with potatoes or green beans, to mix into egg salad or devilled eggs--or just to spread on a baguette and enjoy with a glass of wine.
- 1 shallot, minced
- 1⁄2 cup dry white wine, dry
- 10 ounces Roquefort cheese, room temperature
- 1 cup unsalted butter, unsalted, room temperature
- salt & freshly ground black pepper
Directions See How It's Made
- Simmer the shallots in the wine in a small saucepan until the wine is reduced to almost nothing.
- Cool to room temperature and combine with the remaining ingredients (be careful with salt--the cheese is powerful).
- Use a food processor, an immersion blender (my method) or your muscles, and combine this well--but don't over-mix or it will become a greasy mess.
- Turn onto a sheet of plastic wrap; roll into a log and chill.
- When chilled enough to be slightly firm, shape into a nice cylinder, or what ever shapes you prefer or pack into a decorative mold if you are using as a spread.
- At this point, either chill or freeze.
- Note: If you wish to use this to decorate you can, while it is still soft, place in a pastry bag and pipe the cheese butter into whatever shapes or onto whatever dish you wish to garnish.