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Four cheese Terrine

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Serves 8

This is easy to make and a big hit as a starter or with crackers as nibbles with drinks.

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  • 11 gm powdered gelatine
  • 2 Tablespoons cold water
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 275 gm Cottage Cheese
  • 75 ml mayonnaise (lite is fine)
  • 50gm of three different hard cheeses (e.g. blue, gloucester, mature cheddar)
  • 150 ml cream
  • Dillweed
  • Snipped fresh chives and/ or spring onion tops
  • salt and pepper
  • a loaf tin - 18 x 9 x 5cm


    1. Combine the first three ingredients in a small bowl and let them soak for about 5 mins. Then place the bowl over a saucepan with water and allow the gelatine to dissolve over a low heat. It will become transparent
    2. Put some cling film across two sides and the bottom of the loaf tin.
    3. Combine the cottage cheese and mayonnaise. Whip together until smooth
    4. Cut the hard cheeses into small cubes and mix in with the cottage cheese mixture.
    5. Whip the cream until is has thickened and forms soft peaks
    6. Add the gelatine mixture to the cheese mixture and stir well
    7. Add in the cream and the chopped herbs combining well.
    8. Pour into the loaf tin and allow to set in the fridge. It may take an hour or two.
    9. Invert the loaf tin onto a plate and ease the terrine out using the cling film.

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