Thursday, April 22, 2010
Cheese #1 - 5
It's April & I've only just started to make my new year's resolution seriously. Resolution Cheese: This is the year I learn more about (& eat more) cheese. I feel like it's an essential life skill to know your cheeses well. I got a new cheese right after new year's but I've slacked off since... until Denman & Caitlyn cracked the whip & said "Let's get serious about this!"
(Actually they said "Wanna go get some wine & cheese? You need to learn more about cheeses, right?" which is much less hostile & to which I replied "That's a great idea! Except I feel like I'm going on a date with you 2.")
So off to the grocery store we went... where they had a power outage & covered all their coolers in tarps to keep them cool. But that can't stop us, we were on a cheese mission! Under the tarps we went in search of what cheeses were in store for us.
So I'm up to 5 new cheeses. (Ok 4 new cheeses... of course I'd had Brie before but I love it so much I got it again. Maybe 3... I'd had goat cheese but not with honey. Wait, this is MY blog, 5!) Fontina, Vlaskas, Dubiner, Brie, & Goat Cheese with Honey.
I wish I could write these in depth comparisons about the flavors, but I think this is 1 situation where I don't even know what I don't know. They all tasted different & I liked them all, but I can't describe them much beyond that. Apparently I like soft cheeses because the brie & goat cheese were my favorite. The honey was an awesome addition to the goat cheese & was much sweeter than expected. The fontina was a strong flavor but we used it in a pasta dish so it stood out well. The vlaskas I think would taste really good in a sandwich... which doesn't give you ANY information, sorry. I could certainly use suggestions for what to try next, can you help me out? I'll keep you posted on my progress with Resolution Cheese.