A Little Something to Cozy Up With
We all know Trader Joe’s is lit with deals and tasty treats, but they can also fulfill your daily cheese needs.
Although nothing beats a visit to a real cheese counter, Traders Joe’s is a reliable, convenient, and
affordable place to satisfy your daily cheese needs in the meantime.
Next time you find yourself stuck in front of the cheese display at Trader Joe’s,
let these 5 tips guide the way.
I’ve been spooning this blue cheese dip into my mouth. I think I’m addicted – I really can’t resist it’s sweet, fluffy funk. Y’know some say cheese is dairy crack. It’s because casein, a milk protein, releases opiates that trigger dopamine receptors. It’s similar to the effect of heroin on the brain. That’s one reason why eating cheese is so euphoric
It finally feels like fall here in Chicago and I’m ready for roasted root vegetables, spiced apple pie, and too much whiskey.
You know what goes well with all of those things? Bleu d’Auvergne, a mild and rustic blue cheese from France.
It’s affordable, widely available, and easy to pair with any combination of fall flavors,
from spiced pumpkin to caramel apples.
You can crumble it on almost anything. Here are three bites to inspire all your bleu fantasies.
What’s My Name? Bleu D’Auvergne
What Kind of Cheese Am I? I’m a creamy blue cheese similar to sheep’s milk Roquefort, but I’m made of cow’s milk.
Where Am I From? The Auvergne region of France.
Three Words That Describe Me: Modest, friendly, and flirtatious
Fun Fact: I was created in 1854 by a pharmacist – so I can cure you of the bleus 😉.
What Do I Smell Like? Fresh grass and lemon.
What Do I Feel Like? Creamy and slightly crumbly like a fudge brownie.
What Do I Taste Like? Rich buttercream with a gentle kiss of lemon. I’m one of the friendliest members of the blue family – even the blue cheese skeptics tend to fall for me.
Favorite Foods: I love the hearty, rich flavors of fall, like fresh pears, roasted root vegetables, and sautéed mushrooms.
Favorite Beverages: I like all things dark and sweet. Try me with a glass of sherry, a malty brown ale, or a Manhattan with bourbon.
Where to Find Me: I’m very easy to find at supermarkets like Mariano’s and specialty food’s shops.
What I’ll Cost You: $15-20 per pound.
Special thanks to Peterson Cheese for sending me over to the Cheese Sex Death headquarters!
Summer berries are just about at peak season and my favorite way of eating them is with a little cheese.
Together they make for a healthy, delicious, and easy meal that you can enjoy any time of the day from breakfast to dessert.
Look to balance the flavors of the fruit with the cheese: try tart fruits with rich cheeses and sweet fruits with salty cheeses.
Here are four plating ideas you can enjoy with summer berries, but do experiment on your own!