Guest Blogger {the Husband}: Gourmet Cheese

• 08 April 2008

Cheese is my weakness...and now that our local Harmons offers a cheese selection rivaling Liberty Heights Fresh, it’s even more difficult to resist. I use every excuse I can come up with to splurge on a gourmet cheese as often as possible. Here is a selection of some our favorite “crowd pleaser” cheeses that will do wonders for even the most novice of palettes:


Tomme de Levezou, France - A nice nutty semi-hard cheese that at or near the top of the list for me. (I don’t eat the crust on any “Tomme” style cheeses)

Saint-André, France – Even if you’re not into Brie, this soft, triple... That’s right TRIPLE cream brie will knock your socks off with it’s delectable creaminess, perfect with a baguette!

Sally Jackson, Washington, USA – Another favorite! Wrapped in large Chestnut leaves while aged, this cheese made with goats, sheep's and cows milk has a tangy, yet nutty flavor that is sure to please!


Tomme de Savoie, France – Another fabulous Tomme, but a little softer, slightly earthy, but still mild enough to please most, if not all, hesitant cheese samplers.

Cave Aged Gruyere, Switzerland – Texture that keeps you coming back for more! While used in cooking, I love this cheese straight or with apple slices!

St. Pat – Marin County, USA - A springtime cheese from California. Made with whole organic milk and wrapped with stinging nettle leaves. Don’t worry the nettle leaves are washed and then frozen to remove the sting before they are wrapped around the cheese. A great smoky, artichoke flavor in this soft round cheese! (Liberty Heights)


7 comments:

Bethany Hissong said...

Oh my... now I have the biggest craving for cheese!! I think my husband would appreciate your post today too. Now... if only you listed wine pairings...then we 'd be all set for a party!! ;)

jerin said...

This post look delicious! If there's one reason I would like to go to France (or your place), it would be to try all the cheese. :)

Stephanie said...

Bethany, I won't be any help in the wine category (non-drinker) so I apologize...no wine pairings will be listed :) I bet it wouldn't be hard to find some choices though, online.

KJ said...

mmmm...gruyere...my favorite!

Dad said...

So where does the pepper cheese come in and the various cheeses we had in Boston? I have lost track of what we had and if any of those you mentioned were included.

Tiffany said...

I'm ready to make a harmon's run right now after seeing that, ben!

Robin Lunt said...

thanks for the tips. if only we could partake of them with you!

R

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