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Cabot Cheese Chili Rellenos!Welcome to another edition of the 8 Days of Cabot, a culinarilogical examination of cheese as seen through the lens of Cabot Creamery Collective cheese.  (Actually, I think I made up the word culinarilogical, but it sounded sort of like something they’d say in the opening of a Discovery channel show.)

Anyway, yesterday we made a cheese pizza using garlic and herb cheese.  Today we’re going to leave pizza (albeit briefly) to explore a little sizzle south of the border.  Today we’re making

Chili Rellenos

The idea for this dish came from watching Throwdown with Bobby Flay.  In this particular episode, he challenged two gentlmen to a chili relleno throwdown.  Chef Flay’s relleno was pretty much what I would expect from a chilli relleno: a deep fried poblano pepper stuffed with cheese and veggies.

However, the competitors were doing something completely different.  The pepper was roasted and filled with a vegetarian mix of tomatoes, mushrooms, nopales (cactus), olives, and other goodies.  It was an eye-opening experience for me and one that got me interested in trying to make my own chili rellenos, but it was not until I received the gift of good Cabot cheese that I finally got the motivation to get into the kitchen and cook.

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