Aged Gouda Salad with Balsamic Honey Dressing

Recipe courtesy of Tori Rodriguez, Artisan Cheese Gallery, Studio City, CA

4 ounces Boerenkaas Gouda from Holland - crumbled (can substitute any hard, aged Gouda)
2 ounces Marcona almonds- chopped
1/4 Gala or Fuji apple- thinly sliced
2 cups mixed greens

Balsamic Honey Dressing
1/2 bottle (4 1/4 ounces) Honey Ridge Farms Balsamic Honey Vinegar
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
2 ounces hazelnut oil
5 ounces vegetable/canola oil
Salt and pepper, to taste

Combine Balsamic Honey Vinegar & Dijon mustard in a food processor. Slowly add the oils until emulsified. Add salt and pepper to taste. Dressing should be tangy and sweet. Toss greens with dressing and place in salad bowl. Top with crumbled cheese, pecans or almonds, and sliced apples.
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