Pineland Farm Cheese has been offered at the Tree of Life pantry every week lately, cheddar, mozzarella and muenster to name a few varieties. Hannaford Supermarkets recently joined Good Shepherd’s cheese donation efforts aimed at addressing hunger relief and helping Maine dairy farmers.

For the “rest of the story” as Paul Harvey used to say, visit this link to the Good Shepherd blog –

And for an interesting use of cheese, here’s a recipe for a pizza crust using cheese as a base.

Ingredients for 2 or 3 crusts

4 cups shredded mozzarella cheese

4 ounces cream cheese

1 cup coconut flour

4 eggs

1 tsp. baking soda

1 tsp. baking powder

1/2 tsp xanthan gum

1/2 tsp. oregano

1/2 tsp. dried basil

1/4 tsp. dried parsley

1/4 tsp. onion powder

1/2 tsp. garlic powder

1/2 tsp. salt

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Combine all ingredients in a food processor and process until the cheeses are incorporated into the dough. Alternatively, soften the cheeses a bit in the microwave or oven, add the rest of the ingredients and knead as you would bread until the dough has a consistent texture.

Roll rounds between 2 pieces of parchment paper – 2 large or 3 medium crusts. Transfer on the parchment paper to a cookie sheet or a preheated pizza stone and bake for about 20 minutes or until firm to the touch. Remove the crust with the parchment paper from the oven.

Coat the surface with a little olive oil then add toppings of choice – pizza sauce, veggies, more herbs, meat, etc. Add more grated cheese as a topping then bake 10 minutes more or until cheese is nicely melted. Enjoy!

This crust is easy to pick up with your hands – like regular pizza.

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August 13, 2020 August 15, 2019

Households 104 199

Adults 129 272

Seniors 75 126

Children 28 102

Served 232 500

New 3 4

’til next time,