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Cold Smoked Cheese

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Infuse rich hardwood flavor into your cheese of choice by cold smoking it on the Traeger. Pair with crackers, wine, or pickled vegetables for the perfect snack.

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  • Ice

  • 1 8-oz block of cheese, such as mozzarella, Provolone, or cheddar

  • Crackers, for serving

  • Pickled vegetables, for serving

  • Wine, for serving

  • 1

    When ready to cook, set the Traeger temperature to 165°F and preheat with the lid closed for 15 minutes.

    165 ˚F

  • 2

    Place a half-size (12 x 10-inch) pan in center of a full-size (12 x 20-inch) pan. Fill the full-size pan around the half-size pan with ice, all the way to the rim.

    • As Needed Ice

  • 3

    Set a wire rack or a layer of toothpicks in the half-size pan, then lay the cheese on top. Place the pan on the grill. Close the lid and smoke the cheese for 1 hour. Open the grill and flip the cheese over. Add more ice to the full-size pan, close the grill again, and continue smoking for 1 hour more.

    • 1 8-oz block of cheese, such as mozzarella, Provolone, or cheddar

  • 4

    Remove the cheese from the grill and wrap in parchment paper. Refrigerate the cheese for 2-3 days to allow the smoke flavor to mellow.
  • 5

    When ready to serve, remove the cheese from the refrigerator, unwrap, and slice. Serve with your favorite crackers, pickled vegetables, and wine. Enjoy!

    • Crackers, for serving

    • Pickled vegetables, for serving

    • Wine, for serving

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