“C‘est Cheese” (says she, sheepishly inching into the room two and 1/2 days later)
You see the thing I think I failed to mention is that “Slim Paley Daily” isn’t actually, necessarily daily.
I had such good intentions too (not to mention house guests that led me astray! )
In any case, I’m really making it up to you for dallying with the ‘daily’s
by sharing a GREAT selection of delicious cheeses.
Oh Yee of little faith-I told you these were coming eventually!
Ossau-Iraty is complex and includes an edible slightly white-moldy tart rind which adds considerably to the experience. This is a creamy, not bitter, not overly sweet, slightly nutty cheese. A producer of Ossau-Iraty won the World Cheese Awards in 2011, in Birmingham, England (Wikipedia)
You had me at “triple cream”, washed in a brine solution with sunset red rind. A real stinker, and I mean that in the nicest possible way.
“Aged six months or more, this blushing ivory colored cheese is dense and smooth with a slight crunch of protein crystals that form naturally with aging. Nutty and brown buttery up front with a long caramel finish.”
An intense gouda, Himalyan rock salt-hard, with a rich caramel colour and flavour. Crystalized shards of lactic acid in-bedded in each bite are like little gifts of wonderfulness.
Created in 1930 and named after the famous 18th century gourmet, this is another triple cream extravaganza of a cheese. gorgeous with champagne & dates.
6-month-aged goat cheese from Spain is produced with raw Murciana goat’s milk. Naked Goat® is mild and creamy with a tangy, sweet finish. The cheese is perfect for melting. Pair with almonds in honey and a crisp white wine.
Cheese plate with netting cover from Summerill & Bishop London
Because, really, is there anything better than cheese?!
and reading about cheese
Fulvio Bonavia photo
So grab your bag and get shopping
Feel free to leave your cheese recommendations in a comment
and if you’re ever in Santa Barbara, Please C’est Cheese !
(PS. They also have an online store)
photo of girl in cheese frock Tim Walker
(et merci Benedicte et Kendall! xx)