Squash - Long Island Cheese

Squash - Long Island Cheese

Description

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.

Applications/Techniques

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.

History

Flavor Friends

  • Bacon
  • Apples
  • Butter
  • Cloves
  • Coriander
  • Cream
  • Cumin
  • Ginger
  • Honey
  • Maple syrup
  • Nutmeg
  • Pears
  • Pecans
  • Risotto
  • Rosemary
  • Sage
  • Thyme

 

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