All tagged 40 days 40 cheeses
I failed in my goal to eat 40 cheeses in 40 days. Not because I lacked the raw ingredients, but rather because I found a great new job. I did manage to get to 32 though before travel and work got the better of me. Here are the last fourteen.
It’s my second day in Amsterdam and time to eat some actual Dutch cheese: in this case, an industrial Gouda!
Yes, they make cheese in Holland. So what do I do? Why, I eat burrata, an Italian cheese that arrived on one of the best pizzas I've ever eaten.
More mountain cheese, but different mountains. Ossau-Iraty comes from the France’s Basque country down near the Pyrenees that stab up to form the French/Spanish border. It is one of my favorites.
I have a very fond memory of this cheese. It happened at the Salon du Fromage in 2016. I spent 30 minutes eating a farmstead version of this cheese and drinking Chablis with the man who made it. This is Chaource, from France's beautiful Champagne region.
Seriously, are there any mountain cheeses that are bad? Today’s is one which, by looking just at slices of the paste and rind, your first guess may be wrong. This is not tomme de Savoie. It is tome de Bauges.
Tête de Moine is a gorgeous cheese from the Swiss mountains shaved into delicious flowers or “rosettes”. The thin slices really bring its earthy, grassy smell to the fore.
Today’s cheese has a tell-tale sign: it’s one of two large pressed and cooked AOP cheeses whose side rind is concave. It's called Abondance and its one of France's several great Alpine cheeses.
Pocket-sized chèvre has sustained farmers and shepherds in the fields for centuries. Today it was my little snack as well.
Today's cheese continues to grow on me. It was a bit of a gamble at a cheese store which I had never previously visited, but when the cheesemonger tells you something is excellent, it's worth a shot. He was absolutely correct. This morbier was fantastic!