Is St. Louis losing these games so they can get in a few more home games? Definitely some surprising results so far in this 2011 series.
A pleasant surprise was last game’s Tacoritos with Tillamook Cheddar recipe. YUM!
For tonight’s game, let’s dive into some Tillamook Beer and Cheese Spread (serves 6 to 8)
4 cups Tillamook Special Reserve Extra Sharp Cheddar Cheese, shredded
½ cup gorgonzola or blue cheese, crumbled
12 ounces cream cheese, softened
2 tablespoons prepared horseradish (I put in some extra for a little more kick!)
½ cup white onion, finely chopped
1 tablespoon English dry mustard
1 bunch fresh chives, finely chopped
1 teaspoon red chili flakes
3 dashes hot pepper sauce (pick your favorite!)
1 teaspoon salt
several turns of freshly cracked black pepper
½ cup blonde ale
crusty bread (such as sourdough), cut into bite-sized pieces, or assorted crackers
Place all of the cheeses, horseradish, onion, dry mustard, chopped chives, chili flakes, hot sauce, and salt and pepper into a food processor. Pulse until the mixture becomes fairly smooth. Slowly pour in the beer until incorporated.
Pour the mixture into a suitable serving dish. Cover and refrigerate until needed. Serve with crusty bread and assorted crackers.
Pair this appetizer with some ballpark brats and you’ve got the perfect way to celebrate Game 6!
Fun baseball fact: Nolan Ryan holds the record for longest career in baseball history (1966 to 1993) and he now owns the Texas Rangers! Our head cheesemaker, Dale Baumgartner, has him beat though – he’s been making Tillamook Cheese for over 40 years! In fact, we even use the same Tillamook Cheddar recipe that’s over 100 years old.
Next and final game: Taco Soup!