As part of a review I was doing for Alouette Cheese, I decided to make these quick and easy pinwheels for us to munch on one rainy afternoon.
I used Alouette Pepper Medley and Tomato & Basil spreadable cheeses and flour tortillas.
I spread one of the cheeses over a flour tortilla, all the way to the edges. You could also add a slice or two of thin sliced ham or smoked turkey or other deli meat.
Starting at one edge, roll fairly tightly
I thought I would need to use toothpicks to hold it closed, and I probably would have if I'd added meat or anything else inside, but with just the cheese inside I didn't need them. Roll in waxed paper or foil and refrigerate at least 30 minutes to firm up.
Slice anywhere from 1/3 to 1/2 inch thick slices. I should have refrigerated mine a bit longer, they flattened a bit as I sliced them--an easy fix to reshape slightly, though, if I were serving these to someone else. (I don't think they would have "squished" so easily if I'd had deli meat or chopped fresh vegetables or any additional ingredients inside.)
These were a big hit! My husband liked the pepper medley flavor, not so much the tomato basil, I think because I spread the cheese a bit too thick on that one for his taste, but I absolutely loved both of these!
I could so see adding some thin sliced salami or other Italian deli meat to the ones with the tomato basil flavor, and ham or turkey to the pepper medley, but as far as I'm concerned, these will be a keeper for me, with or without the added ingredients.
If you'd like to try these or other Alouette cheese, be sure to enter the giveaway I'm running this week for coupons for free Alouette cheese.
This post is linked to:
Tempty My Tummy Tuesday at Blessed with Grace
Tasty Tuesday at Balancing Beauty and Bedlam
Tuesdays at the Table at All the Small Stuff
(Disclosure--I received the cheese I used in this recipe for free as part of a review I did for Alouette cheese, however I received addiontal compensation and the opinion stated is that of my own.)
Until next time, good (un)cooking, and good eating!