Digby's Savory Toasted Cheese

Recipe from Handout

1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup cream cheese
1/4 lb. Brie or farmers cheese
2 Tbsp. whole milk
1/4 tsp. white pepper

Melt butter. Melt cream cheese in butter. Add milk. Cut up the farmer's cheese and stir it into the mixture over low heat. You may want to use a whisk to blend the two together, though a spoon will do. When you have a uniform, creamy sauce you are done. Serve over toast, put on toast and broil for 30 seconds to 1 minute, mix in (or serve over) things like asparagus, bacon, sautéed onions, etc.

Source for Recipe Presented

From Sir Kenneth Digby's Closet Unlocked - Redaction by al-Sayyid A'aql ibn Ras al-Zib
Memorial Feast for Marion Zimmer Bradley

The Closet of Sir Kenelm Digby Opened, published (posthumously) in 1669.

Notes and additional versions

Digby p. 228/177
Cut pieces of quick, fat, rich, well tasted cheese, (as the best of Brye, Cheshire, &c. or sharp thick Cream-Cheese) into a dish of thick beaten melted Butter, that hath served for Sparages or the like, or pease, or other boiled Sallet, or ragout of meat, or gravy of Mutton: and, if you will, Chop some of the Asparages among it, or slices of Gambon of Bacon, or fresh-collops, or Onions, or Sibboulets, or Anchovis, and set all this to melt upon a Chafing-dish of Coals, and stir all well together, to Incorporate them; and when all is of an equal consistence, strew some gross White-Pepper on it, and eat it with tosts or crusts of White-bread. You may scorch it at the top with a hot Fire-Shovel.

Florilegium Thread Digby's Savory Tosted Cheese recipe and variations. Similar melted cheese/fondue recipes.

Redaction from Cariadoc's Miscellany

Celtic New Years Massacre, Head Cooks Dutchie and Duncan for Savory Toasted Cheese over Broccoli

The history detective: the virtual trail of Sir Kenelm Digby

SIR KENELM DIGBY 1603-1665 Resources and References

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