Ring in fall with Butternut Squash, Caramelized Onion and Cambozola Quesadillas!
Butternut Squash, Caramelized Onion and Camba…. what Quesadillas? Cambozola® baby!
This is not a sponsored post, I’m just a huge fan of this cheese! Cambozola® is an amazing German cheese that is part brie and part blue cheese. In fact, it’s often referred to as a “blue brie.”
I guess I’m somewhat fascinated with anything German right now because, in just a few days, we’re heading off to Germany, Austria and Switzerland for a two-week Rick Steves’ tour in celebration of our 20th wedding anniversary.
Have loved Rick Steves since the days of Rick Steves’ Europe on PBS. Back when I was single and living in Milwaukee, I used to watch it every Saturday morning, living vicariously through him. I so wanted to travel, but boohoo, had no one to travel with. How that’s all changed!
Anyway, let’s get back to this wonderful cheese!
It’s got all the creaminess of brie with the tanginess and delicious yet very delicate “bite” of a blue cheese. Needless to say, it pairs beautifully with sweet butternut squash and caramelized onions!
Caramelizing onions is a labor of love. I like to start off with lots of fat in the pan, cover slightly until they begin to soften up, then let the onions go for an hour or for however long they take. It’s something that really should not be rushed. Sure, there are little tricks like adding sugar and I’ve even heard about baking soda to speed up the process. Sorry butno baking soda in my onions, please! When they’re beautiful and golden, I then drain off the excess fat. Season with salt halfway through the process and you have gorgeous and flavorful caramelized onions!
Piled into whole grain tortillas and then browned until crisp is the perfect way to enjoy this combination!