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Friday, February 11, 2011

Mo's Smoked Gouda Dip


The El Segundo Whole Foods has this fabulous product called Mo's Smoked Gouda Dip. Victor and I think it's limited to that store as we have looked for it at other Whole Foods to no avail. The package pictured above is the Mild but they also produce a spicy version as well (which I prefer...I didn't know that I had picked up the mild until I got home). The dip is made up of chopped gouda, mayo, cream cheese, green onions, cilantro, jalapeno peppers and black pepper. Smoked gouda itself has an interesting flavor. I would describe as a mild to semi-sharp cheese with a smoked flavor and creamy texture. The green onions, jalapenos and black pepper add some kick while the the cream cheese and mayo provide a hint of sourness in addition to acting as a binding agent to make it a proper dip. Since the dip has a lot of flavors going on, we serve it with plain crackers or homemade tostadas (which is sticking out of the dip in the top picture). At $10.99 a pound, this is not something we buy every week...but it is a good weekend treat. I am going to try to make my own version in a few weeks....

7 comments:

All Things Yummy said...

Yum, that sounds delicious. I really like Gouda. I'll have to try a dip like that.

Victor said...

Nothing like Mo's Smoked Gouda Dip. The Spicy version will kick your a**!!

Kaleena said...

I'm pretty sure the dip was created at the Santa Barbara WF by one of the cheese guys name Mo.
Just wondering if you ever tried to make it yourself, my husband and I are wanting to do the same.

kristension said...

Interesting...I was told the same thing by the guys at the El Segundo WF (guy named Mo at their store...). I will investigate! I did try to make it myself once...the result was good but not the same. I used too much cream cheese that time. I need to try it again.

Wendy said...

i used to get this @ the SB whole foods and since we have moved, I am looking for the recipe (proportions). It's too good!

Grace said...

I found this yesterday at the Huntington Beach WF. It didn't say "Mo's" on it, just "a Whole Foods team member concoction!"

I'm glad to know it's not a one-time item... I bought quite a bit of it last night and it's half gone!

Anonymous said...

I was first introducted to Mo's Smoked Gouda while visiting family in LA a few years ago. My aunt and I had the pleasure of meeting Mo. He told us that they accidently order the wrong smoked gouda and told the manager he could do something with it instead of returning or getting rid of it. I was so disappointed to find out that it's only sold at that store or rather in the LA area. I've been on the hunt for it here in Houston, TX for the past few years. I guess it's time to try to make my own, but I'm sure it won't be the same as Mo's!