Goat Milk Gouda Veggie Sandwich

Goat Milk Gouda Veggie Sandwich

As part of our Dirty Gourmet adventures, we have the chance to connect with like-minded people who push us and inspire us in our craft. At the end of May we had the pleasure of being part of Aspire2Be fundraising effort as a sponsor. Aspire2Be is a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering young women through outdoor experiences, action sports and art programs.

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Non-profit and fundraising sounds fancy, but really it was a wonderful day hiking up to the peak of San Jacinto with a great group of people. Pamela Zoolalian is Aspire2Be‘s founder and the nicest most badass woman I have met. She is the kind of person that is a big deal but you would never guess from their demeanor and personality. I had a lovely time chatting her up and hearing about her recent experience soloing the John Muir Trail.

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For the hike, we had our famous Granola Brittle and Goat Milk Gouda Veggie Sandwiches – my favorite sandwich of the moment. The critical ingredient here is really the cheese. It’s a creamy gouda cheese with a little tangy goat-milk goodness on the finish. Pair it with spinach, roasted red peppers, turkey or baked tofu for protein and you have yourself a winning combination.

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If you haven’t gone up to San Jacinto yet – we highly recommend it. Start at the Palm Springs Aerial tram and go from sweltering desert heat to breezy mountain air in 10 minutes. The hike itself is a moderate 12 mile round trip with gentle elevation gain and sweeping vistas at the top. You can do this as a day trip or make it a leisurely backpacking trip by staying at the Round Valley Camp (note: campsites can be reserved but only via a mail-in application)

Let me know what kind of yummy sandwich concoctions you’ve been making so we can try them out on our next weekend trip.

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Goat Milk Gouda Veggie Sandwich

Goat Milk Gouda Veggie Sandwich

Yield

4 sandwiches

Prep Time / Cook Time

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Activity Guide

Day Trip, Picnic

Ingredients

  • Goat milk gouda, thinly sliced
  • 1 jar roasted red peppers, drained
  • 1 bag spinach
  • 4 hearty bread rolls, sliced in half
  • Mustard, to taste
  • Mayonnaise, to taste
  • Sliced turkey or baked tofu

Tools

  • Cutting board
  • Foil
  • Knife

Method

Clear off a clean working surface and lay out your sliced bread rolls.

Add mustard and mayonnaise to taste. Don’t be afraid to be generous with it as bread tends to soak up a lot of it, potentially leaving you with a dry sandwich.

Add 3-4 slices of turkey or thin slices of baked tofu to the bottom half of the bread roll for each sandwich.

Add spinach, roasted red pepper slices and 3-4 slices of cheese on top of your protein and close up the sandwich. Wrap up tightly with foil and throw into your backpacking or picnic basket.

3 thoughts on “Goat Milk Gouda Veggie Sandwich

  1. I love the goat gouda from TJs, but if you ever want to splurge, the Midnight Moon gouda-style goat cheese from Cypress Grove is one of my favorites. (in fact, I’ve always thought of the TJ cheese as an everyday version of Midnight Moon)

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