Stinky Cheese Tuesday, January 27th, 2015

Hello everybody.  I’m posting two weeks in a row!  Go me.  Anyways, today’s SCT brings us three cheeses which are all new.

Starting with the absolute, hands down, best cheese of the day, we have Henri Hutin Belletoile Triple Cream Brie.  This is the mellowest, butteryist brie I’ve ever had.  I’m normally not a big brie fan, although washed rind, soft ripened cheeses are certainly growing on me.  This cheese is stellar and makes me happy in my heart, despite it being a type of cheese that normally ruins my day.

Next up is Sartori Black Pepper BellaVitano.  I’m normally a huge fan of all things Sartori, but the Black Pepper Affiné that I’ve written about before has spoiled me as far as black pepper cheese is concerned.  For me, the BellaVitano is too sweet a base for something as savory and forceful as black pepper to properly mesh with.  I may have a dissenting opinion, however, since I’ve heard a lot of positive feedback about this cheese in particular.

Finally, I brought in Henning’s Horseradish Cheddar.  This cheese is mild both on the horseradish side and on the cheddar side, leaving me wanting more of both.  It has elicited quite a few “yums” over the last few hours, but I’m not sold on it.  Then again, when I eat something labeled “Horseradish” I expect it to kick me in the jaw, not caress my tonsils.

Until next week, stay cheesy!