Cheese Friends

This is my cheese monger’s store. It’s my Happy Place.

Someone, I know not who, did something very, very kind and thoughtful for me today. OK, actually, two people did kind and thoughtful things- One needed the other- and all for me. I am giddy and deeply touched by someone being so generous and kind to me. I mean, really- who else on earth would adore a gift certificate to a cheese market besides me? And whoever sent it- well, I can’t thank you enough. Really- and Mo Mommy- no matter how much I begged, would not divulge who was so kind- well, besides herself! She is a good keeper of secrets.

Here was my take:

  • Mt. Townsend Creamery Seastack, a soft ripened cheese with wood ash.
  • Super Aged Dry Gouda- Mmmmmmmm.
  • English Stilton- you can read my love letter to this cheese here.
  • Parmigiana Reggiano, the disputed king of cheeses
  • Pecorino Fresca Verde- a sheep’s cheese from Italy
  • Vella Dry Jack, from California, rubbed with cocoa.
  • Coolea, a hard cow milk cheese from Ireland
  • Grayson, and soft, finely textured cow cheese from Virginia

So, to whomever you are, I thank you. My cheese-deprived palate thanks you. My cheese monger thanks you. And, I, humbly, thank you again.

7 thoughts on “Cheese Friends

  1. Dear secret friend,
    Thank you, thank you, thank you for letting me be involved in such a wonderful gift. I never cease to be amazed at the love the circulates in the blogosphere and I’m so humbled to be a part of it!
    And I had an excuse to buy cheese, which is always good.

  2. Let me loose in a cheese shop any time you like – there is a great shop in Boulogne, and most French towns have these delightful spots. What is life without cheese !

  3. Wow, what a cool gift. I admit I’m a little boggled at the thought of buying so many cool cheeses at once!

  4. Hello, my name is Jami and I am a cheese wimp. I am unadventurous, boring even. When I go wild I get smoked cheddar. I like gouda and brie (not the rind). That’s as far as I go. But I do really like the cheese I like. I don’t even know half of the ones you’ve mentioned. How did you become a cheese expert?

  5. I am like Jami, a cheese wimp. I was even afraid to try gouda in some mac n cheese…but I really liked it and have made it since. So maybe branching out very very slowly might be ok! I did try one kind of cheese that didn’t sit well with me and made me sick, and mow I wish I remembered what it was so I could try different kinds of cheeses without running into that one again! I’m glad that you got to enjoy some of your favorite cheeses!

  6. I have never been to a cheesemonger’s. I wouldn’t know what to do once I got there, except buy lots of Parmigianno Reggiano. (sp?)

    So, if I ever go, I want Tracy there with me. What do you think, Tracy? You up for it?

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