Sunday, November 8, 2015

Locatelli's Famous Cheese Spread

The Ford Treasury of Favorite Recipes
from Famous Eating Places
Newly donated to the Museum Collection is this great little book of Recipes from Famous Eating Places. The book was published in the 1950s by the Ford Motor Company and contains over 250 recipes from restaurants all over the United States.

On page 223, is a recipe for Cheese Spread from Locatelli's Inn in Boulder Creek, California - now Scopazzi's Restaurant and Lounge.

Giuseppe (Joe) Locatelli began construction of the inn in 1915, and it opened as the Italia Hotel. The dining room was added in 1924 and Joe Locatelli's wife Catherine managed the restaurant.  Her food was praised by KCBS radio broadcaster Jim Grady in his show This is San Francisco, especially her “famed salads with Roquefort cheese, her raviolis, and preparation of brook trout.”
From page 223 of the book, a painting of the
Dining Room at Locatelli's Inn by Amber Eustus.

Cheese Spread

1 pound Roquefort or blue cheese
5 tablespoons lemon juice
5 tablespoons Worcester sauce
2 tablespoons A-1 sauce
1 teaspoon dry mustard
1 teaspoon pepper
4 cakes Philadelphia cream cheese or 1 pound of cottage cheese

Cut the Roquefort cheese in small pieces. Place in electric mixer bowl. Add lemon juice, sauces, mustard, and pepper. Beat, using low speed, till light and smooth. Add cottage or cream cheese. Beat again to the consistency of heavy whipped cream. This spread can be kept for weeks in the refrigerator in a tightly covered jar.

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