Smoked Gouda Grits

This recipe makes 8 servings
Whatcha Need:

2 1/2 cups whole milk
1 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1 cup coarse stone-ground grits (not instant)
4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, cut into pieces
4 ounces smoked Gouda, grated
Kosher salt, freshly ground pepper
1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives

Whatcha Do:

  1. Bring milk, salt, and 2 1/2 cups water to a boil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Gradually whisk in grits until smooth. Reduce heat to low, cover, and cook, whisking occasionally, until creamy but still with some bite, 20–25 minutes. Remove from heat and whisk in butter and cheese; season with salt and pepper.
  2. Serve topped with chives.

Recipe by Two Urban Licks; as shown in Bon Appetit, 2014