I think there is nothing better than a good cheese…..my better half says with enough cheese I could eat a bowling ball…..
My friend Pete, https://beetleypete.com/, and I are always talking about wine and cheese….but how many people know anything at all about cheese other than it is either yellow or white?
Since it is the weekend and I so enjoy giving my readers a little FYI….and what better subject than cheese…..
‘I hate to dictate to people. I don’t like too many rules,” says Iain Mellis, a cheesemonger of 40 years, with cheese shops bearing his name scattered across Scotland. Mellis has spent his life trying to make artisan cheese more accessible; the last thing he wants is to be so prescriptive that people are put off.
Yet the world of good cheese is already mired in misunderstandings that, at best, detract from its enjoyment and, at worst, result in its ruination. Cheese stored incorrectly is easily marred, while the mistaken beliefs that you need red wine, specialist knives or even a cheeseboard to enjoy it only reinforce cheese’s recherché reputation.
As we enter the season of cheese – and the month during which we will buy (and eat) more cheese than in any other – it is worth debunking some of the more commonly held fictions regarding fromage.
My preference is Camembert for soft cheese, sharp cheddar for semi-hard and Manchego for a hard cheese…..a good red wine Malbec or a Granache…..
I also enjoy a good grilled cheese made with Havarti, Cheddar and Provolone…..
What is your favorite cheese?
Have a good weekend….be well and be safe…..
“lego ergo scribo”