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Brie and House Dressing Sandwich

January 21, 2011

I love the fresh ingredients found in delis and cheese shops.

A Cheese Shop in Galway, which I might as well add to my Best Of list.The variety of selection and the value of taste.

Bypassing fast food, I usually look for a fresh sandwich shop. It just tastes better, and it is easier to find something vegetarian. Below is a variation of my favorite sandwiches at several wonderful deli’s. The three that most influence my tastes are  the Cheese Shop in Williamsburg, Wisemiller’s which buttresses Georgetown’s campus, and the Gambier Deli of Kenyon fame. All three places make superb sandwiches, which you can enjoy sitting outside watching pedestrian traffic. Maybe it is just the nostalgia, I have many memories waiting in line, talking to friends, and enjoying conversation over food. Each has their strengths, in order: fresh ingredients, cult following, and a varied menu. Each has their weaknesses, again in order, herds of tourists, a heavily meat centered menu, and the preppy/hipster vibe. So, below I have mastered a super sandwich, with my favorite ingredients from sandwiches I used to order. The House dressing refers to the spread the Cheese Shop uses. While AAM spent his graduate school years in Williamsburg, I made monthly pilgrimages to the Cheese Shop. The house dressing is not something a visitor should pass up. Now, on our way to my parents home in North Carolina, avoiding the fast food signs, we always take the extra time to stop at the Cheese Shop. I can’t wait to share this treasure with our kids, even if it means that we will be the tourists by then.

** About the dressing. A friend, who went to W&M, and I talked and talked about it, we decided, that in a large vat, one could add what they wanted and  little subtle sub-flavors could exist. Whereas, trying the house dressing at home means, that we don’t have the advantage of trying to make with tons of ingredients and letting things melt together. So, below is an estimate.

Brie and House Dressing Sandwich

Sandwich elements:

  • 1/2 a small whole wheat baguette
  • 3 slices of brie cheese
  • 1/4 cup of mixed romaine lettuce
  • 1/4 cup of sliced cucumbers
  • Fresh tomatoes in the summer or Roasted red peppers in the Winter

House Dressing Ingredients:

  • 3 tb mayo (or veganaise)
  • 3 tb Dijon mustard
  • a smidge of horseradish
  • a taste of worcestershire sauce

1. Mix the house dressing ingredients together.

2. Cut open your bread (if you do this slanted even better), then spread the dressing on both sides. Pile on your ingredients: brie, then cucumbers, tomatoes or peppers, then romaine. Enjoy!

2 Comments leave one →
  1. MacRae permalink
    January 21, 2011 11:03 am

    Looks just like a Cheese Shop sammie!


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