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Squash - Long Island Cheese

Squash - Long Island Cheese


6-8 pounds.  The coloring and shape suggest a wheel of cheese and it was popular in New York and New Jersey throughout the 1800’s-thus the name.  Squat pumpkin shape with orange flesh and semi-sweet flavor.


The heirloom varieties are used in the same manner as the more traditional varieties-baked or roasted for use in salads, soups, appetizers and desserts-but are distinct in that they are only available for a few months and using these varieties represents an effort to preserve  and prevent them from disappearing from the marketplace altogether.


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