Sorry for the lack of pictures again, but today was just plain stupid. On the bright side, Pastor Barb brought in the cheese for the day and it was 2/3s wonderful!
We’ll start off with the blandest, weakest, least memorable cheese I’ve ever encountered, Bond-Ost. This is a brined or pickled cheese that is aged for about 6 weeks, and it is about the blah-est thing ever. It has a texture akin to Velveeta and a flavor that is like Velveeta turned down to a whisper. Not my favorite.
The next two cheeses were phenomenal, however!
Old Amsterdam Aged Gouda is an exquisite aged cheese. Salty, crunchy, and nutty, it is gouda at its finest made better with the addition of time. A damn fine cheese, and one that got a lot of compliments.
My favorite of the day was Blaser’s Antonella Garden Vegetable and Sweet Basil. I would have devoured the whole brick if there hadn’t been other people present. The base cheese is a simple one in flavor and probably would not have stood out on its own. The addition of the tomatoes, chives, and onions and the crusting with fresh basil just sends it into the realm of greatness. The herbaceous flavors just meld so perfectly that it reminded me of a wonderful spaghetti sauce with parmesan cheese on top. It was absolutely wonderful.
I’m going to have some pretty big news in the next few days, so keep an eye out for it.