Welcome to the first day of the 8 Days of Cabot, a delicious look into the world of Cabot Creamery Cooperative cheese and the many delicious things you can do with it. First of all, I wanted to say thanks to Cabot for supplying me with eight different types of cheese. I used them to make eight delicious dishes which I will share with you over the next eight days.
Ready? Good! Let’s start with:
Cheese Pizza Using Cabot Garlic and Herb Cheese
Okay, so I know it seems a little lame to start 8 days of Cabot with a cheese pizza, but believe me, this was no ordinaly cheese pizza we made.
Mrs. WellDone was looking for a quick supper for her and BlogWellDone, Jr. Sadly, BWD, Jr. is a bit of a picky eater, so whenever she makes pizza, she is limited to cheese pizza only. He just won’t eat any toppings. I know she gets tired of plain cheese pizzas, but she doesn’t have a lot of options. To remedy this culinary conundrum, I suggested she take some of the garlic and herb cheese and cut into thin slices.
She laid the slices out on top of the pizza, put it in the oven, and baked the pizza for about 12 minutes. When the she pulled the pizza out of oven, the Cabot cheese had melted entirely, leaving little bits of herb mixed in with the cheese. I was shocked how well it melted (I was expect lumpy cheese).
Anyway, she loved the pizza and the first Cabot dish was born!
Make Your Own Cheese Pizza
To make a Cabot cheese pizza, here’s what you need:
- 1 Store bought pizza crust
- 1 12.5 oz can of tomato sauce
- 2 tablespoons garlic
- 1 tablespoon salt
- 2 teaspoons pepper
- 1 pinch red pepper flake
- 1 tablespoon dried basil
- 1 cup of shredded mozzarella
- 1 package of Cabot garlic and herb cheese sliced into 1/8 inch thick slices
- (Optional) Parmesan cheese
- (Optional) More dried basil
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Spread the tomato sauce on the pizza crust. Then mix the garlic powder, salt, pepper, red pepper flake, and basil in a bowl. Shake on to the sauce.
Cover the pizza with the shredded mozzarella and then top with the garlic and herb cheese.
Bake on the highest rack for 10-12 minutes or until the cheese is melted.
Optionally top with Parmesan cheese and basil. Serve when cool!
Then you know what time it is…time to enjoy!