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The Easter cheese roll is one of those dishes that you will fall in love with the first time you taste it. It is a sophisticated yet easy to prepare dish that is the perfect ending to any menu. The best cheese roulade is variable and the preparation possibilities are almost endless, whether you prefer savoury or sweet versions.

At the heart of every cheese roll is a creamy mixture, usually based on a soft cheese such as ricotta, mascarpone or even classic cottage cheese. To this cheese base, other ingredients are then added according to taste and preference, including herbs, spices, or even meat and ham in the case of savoury options. The cheese roll stands out for its rich texture, which is smooth and creamy at the same time. This unique contrast is the result of the combination of the cheese cream with the firm but soft roulade filling. The multitude of flavours and aromas that the roulade offers is truly breathtaking and unforgettable.

The basic recipe for cheese roulade is often very simple and is very popular especially at Easter. The basic filling is made up of a combination of soft cheese, ham and paprika. Optional ingredients such as herbs or tomatoes and other vegetables are then added. The no-cook cheese roll is most often served chilled to allow its flavour and texture to develop fully. To enhance its beauty and flavour, it can be garnished in a variety of ways: from fresh vegetables to mint leaves. Savoury versions are often accompanied by ham, vegetables or herb dressing.

One of the best things about a cheese roll is its adaptability. You can customize it according to seasonal ingredients, personal preferences, or even culinary traditions, making it an ideal main dish or appetizer for a variety of occasions. A cheese roll is more than just a meal, it’s an exquisite experience that encourages experimentation and the discovery of new flavours. It’s the perfect way to impress your guests or simply treat yourself to a luxurious moment.

Recipe Easter cheese roulade

Ingredients

  • Approximately 8 slices of cheese
  • 1x Bambino or other cheese in a casing
  • 300 grams of ham
  • 125 grams of butter
  • 1x red pepper
  • 1x green pepper
  • Pinch of salt

Procedure

  1. Prepare a food foil on the kitchen counter, on which stack the cheese slices evenly without gaps, so that they overlap.
  2. Allow the butter to soften and mix it with the cheese in the Bambino casing and season with salt, pepper and red pepper flakes.
  3. Add the diced red and green peppers and diced ham to the mixture.
  4. Spread the prepared mixture evenly over the cheese slices and roll everything up into a roll using cling film.
  5. Cut the finished roll into slices and serve with bread or other pastries.
  6. You can add boiled eggs, cucumber or mayonnaise base to the roulade if you like.

Easter cheese roll questions and answers

What is an Easter cheese roll?

Easter cheese roulade made of sliced cheese is a traditional Slovak dish prepared at Easter. It is a savoury delicacy consisting of sliced cheese and a mixture of vegetables and herbs, which is rolled into a roulade.

How to serve cheese roulade?

The Easter sliced cheese roll is served as a chilled starter or as part of a traditional Easter menu. It can be served with bread or other accompaniments to taste.

How long can a cheese roll keep in the fridge?

When properly stored in the refrigerator, the cheese roll should keep for 3-5 days. Make sure it is well wrapped or stored in a container with a tight lid.

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