While the cat’s away … Astrid will eat some cheese! I’m taking advantage of my darling husband’s absence to enjoy a few bubble baths, some scented candles, and some amazing stinky cheese.
Those of you who know Alex know that he can be a bit of a picky eater (although he’s really gotten a lot better, promise!). He eats only one kind of cheese: Sharp Cheddar. Occasionally when he’s had a few beers I can get him to try a Mild Cheddar, but that’s about as crazy as it gets.
So tonight, when I was shopping at M&S for something easy for dinner, I saw a cheese sampler section. They sell these itty bitty individual sized pieces of all different cheeses. Perfect! I got a nice ciabatta role, and selected the following: brie, double gloucester, mild cheddar port salut, saint augur, and roulade. (I had some nice pictures of them, but the computer is being funky and won’t load them.)
Well, I toasted my ciabatta bun and the brie, and it was heavenly! Brie is such a yummy, sticky, stinky cheese … full of goodness. And this was even a half-fat variety! Then I tried the roulade, which a really nice garlicky cheese, similar to the Boursin brand you can find in the US. I really liked the roulade! Then I sampled the Port Salut, which is such a simple and clean-tasting cheese that I think it really needs a complement (like some wine!) Unfortunately after that I was totally stuffed, so I think I’ll save the other cheese for tomorrow night.
What’s perfect about these little sampler sizes is that you dont get sick of the cheese. It’s just a taste! I think that good cheese is the one reason I would go visit France! And thank god I’m not lactose intolerant!