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Walla-walla Cotswold Burger

I ended up with this creation through a wonderful day of shopping at the right time at the Pike place market in Seattle when Walla-walla sweet onions were at their peak which I ended pairing on a burger with a Cotswold cheese and the result was phenomenal!


1/2 stick unsalted butter
1 1/2 lbs sweet Walla walla onions
2 tablespoons Oloroso Spanish sherry
1 lb ground chuck 18% fat
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 lb Cotswold cheese
Hamburger buns


1. Melt butter in in skillet over medium heat add onions and braise and raise the cooking temperature to medium high, add sherry, reduce the liquid and turn to low heat while cooking the meat. 2. Shape patties, sprinkle salt, pepper and garlick powder. 3. Grill the meat on both sides to your liking adding generous slices of cheese when patties are turned over. 4. Have toasted buns ready when meat is done. 5. Cover the bottom bun with braised onions, add meat and top bun and enjoy.


In this recipe I like to use a bit leaner meat so as to accentuate the onion and cheese flavor. About the cheese: Wine Pairing: Pair this with a full-bodied red wine such as Shiraz or Zinfandel. Rind: Hard gray, with blue mold. But the pieces sold in stores often have been cut away from the rind. Tasting Notes: This is a full-flavored, creamy, mild cheese, similar to cheddar. The onions and chives provide a distinctive, flavorful enhancement. Country and Region of Origin: England, Gloucestershire County. Type of Cheese: A whole milk cheese that can be either pasteurized or unpasteurized. Cotswold is a variation of double glouster to which chopped onions and chives have been added. It is golden yellow to orange in color. Texture: This is a firm cheese, similar to cheddar, but not quite as hard. The cheese called Cotswold is named after a very picturesque area of Britain. A classic blend of chives and onion, coupled with a quality Double Gloucester cheese, this cheddary and smooth delight is a modern rendition of an old British favorite. A powerfully flavored cheese, Cotswold is also well known in Britain as "Pub Cheese." Walla-walla sweet onions: This sweet onion developed over several generations through the process of carefully hand selecting onions from each year’s crop, ensuring exceptional sweetness, jumbo size, and round shape. Walla Walla Sweet Onions get their sweetness from a unique blending of natural ingredients. First, there’s the low sulphur content. It’s half that of an ordinary yellow onion. Second, Walla Walla Sweets are 90 percent water.