This terrine is always a great success. You can make it the evening before, but do not slice it until just before serving. If there are more of you, just add a third layer!
- 1In the bowl of a food processor, blend together half the butter with the Roquefort, then add the filberts. Proceed in the same way to make a similar mixture with the Camembert, raisins, and the remaining butter.
- 2Line a loaf pan with plastic wrap. Cut up the black bread and use to line the base of the pan.
- 3Spread a layer of the Roquefort mixture on the bread base.
- 4Add a second layer of bread, then spread with the Camembert mixture. The loaf pan will be only a third or half full, but that will be sufficient for the number of guests indicated. Chill in a refrigerator for 1 to 2 hours.
- 5Before serving, turn out and cut into thin slices, and serve with a salad.
Other combinations are possible:
Muenster cheese with cumin or caraway seeds or even Gorgonzola with dried apricots or prunes.
Beverage pairing: Williams & Humbert Dry Sack Sherry, Spain. The terrine is rich and savory, but not really sweet except for the little nuggets of raisins. Consequently, a wine pairing should be have some nuttiness to meet the filberts and Camembert, but not necessarily as sweet as a tawny port. Off-dry amontillado is always a good bet, and Dry Sack is one of the classics of this style.
This recipe, while from a trusted source, may not have been tested by the CHOW food team.