Apricot SorbetGuests are sure to appreciate this sophisticated melding of mild Gouda, beer sorbet and apricot gelée.





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August 2008

Product Reviews / Main Nibbles / Cheese

Summer Cheese Recipes

Page 5: Vintage Van Gogh Gouda-Style Cheese With Apricot Gelée & Beer Sorbet


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Vintage Van Gogh Cheese With Apricot Gelée And Beer Sorbet

This unique dessert melds the flavors of mild Gouda-style cheese with apricot and a sorbet made from your favorite light beer. It will make an impressive finale to your next dinner party. The recipe was created by Chef/owner Jose Gutierrez of Encore restaurant in Memphis.

Van GoghServes 2.

About Vintage Van Gogh Cheese

Vintage Van Gogh is an aged Gouda-style cheese, made in Wisconsin by Roth Käse. A cow’s milk cheese, it is aged six to eight months (in contrast to the three to five years of typical aged Goudas. It has a wonderfully mellow and creamy texture, with a slight hint of caramel. Read more about Gouda.


Apricot Gelée

  • 10 fresh apricots (or enough to yield 2 cups juice)
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • Pinch of ground green cardamom
  • 5 gelatin leaves, softened in water

Beer Sorbet

  • 4 12-ounce bottles light beer
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • Juice of 1 medium lemon

Gouda-Style Cheese With Apricot Gelée & Beer Sorbet

  • 6 small slices country bread, toasted
  • 6 ounces Vintage Van Gogh or other Gouda-style cheese,
    sliced into thin squares (1 ounce each)
  • 6 small slices apricot gelée
  • 6 scoops beer sorbet
  • Fresh mint to garnish


Apricot Gelée

  1. Juice apricots in a juicer. Transfer juice to a medium saucepan, add sugar and cardamom, and bring to a boil. Stir in gelatin.
  2. Transfer mixture to a sheet pan (mixture should not rise more than 1/4 inch). Cover and refrigerate overnight.

Beer Sorbet

  1. Mix together all ingredients and process in an ice cream maker following manufacturer's instructions for sorbet.

Cheese With Apricot Gelée & Beer Sorbet

  1. Top each slice of toast with one slice cheese and one slice apricot gelée.
  2. Arrange three toast slices per plate, and serve with beer sorbet (in a separate glass or bowl).
  3. Garnish with mint.


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