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Cheesy Kimchi Udon with Tillamook Sharp Cheddar Shreds

Cheesy Kimchi Udon

Cheesy kimchi udon is a delicious and easy-to-make Asian-inspired dinner. This recipe combines creamy Tillamook Cheese, kimchi, and udon noodles for a savory and flavorful meal.

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  • 2 packs udon noodles, about 500g (fresh or frozen*)

  • 1 tbsp gochujang

  • 1 tbsp soy sauce

  • 12 tsp sugar

  • 14 cup kimchi, chopped

  • 12 cup Tillamook Sharp Cheddar Fine Cut Shreds

  • 13 cup heavy cream

  • 2 scallions, chopped

  • Sesame seeds (garnish)

  • 12 tbsp neutral oil (such as vegetable oil, canola oil, refined olive oil, avocado oil, etc.)

*If using frozen udon, separate the noodles with hot water and drain prior to adding them into the sauce.

  1. Chop scallions and kimchi. In a small bowl, combine gochujang, soy sauce and sugar until a loose paste is formed.

  2. Add 1/2 tbsp of neutral oil to a large pan over medium high heat. Add scallions and kimchi and sauté for 30 seconds. 

  3. Add the gochujang mixture and cook for 30 seconds. Add in heavy cream and bring to a simmer.

  4. Turn the heat to low, then add in the Tillamook Farmstyle Sharp Cheddar Fine Cut Shreds and mix into the sauce until the cheese has melted and the sauce becomes glossy.

  5. Add in the drained udon noodles and mix well. Garnish with scallions and sesame seeds and enjoy! 

Meet the chef

CJ Eats

Chris Joe is a third generation Chinese-American and self-taught home cook who inherited his passion for cooking and eating from his grandfather. With a focus on easy and approachable recipes for the everyday home cook, CJ left his full-time job in 2021 to share his favorite Asian inspired dishes and recipes with his audience. His friendly demeanor and simple approach in the kitchen has led him to amass an audience of over 1.6 million followers across Tik Tok and Instagram.