Cheese and Beer 4Eva
Toe-Curling Pleasure, Guaranteed
In other words, if the label says “Comté,” it’s going to rock your world no matter where you find it.
This One’s For The Olive Sluts
to infuse a cocktail with cheese.
It’s briny, it’s funky, and it’s exxxtra dirty.
If you love blue cheese olives as much as I do,
you should really start making them at home.
Because at home, you can choose your own cheese.
KISS: Keep It Simple (&) Sexy
It’s way simpler to assemble and you can get a little kinkier with pairings.
and approachable enough to tempt warier eaters.
Enter Bonhomme Brie from Isigny Ste-Mére.
Cantal is Your Vegetable Vehicle
Many cheeses are delicious melted over cooked vegetables,
but I’m especially into what Cantal does in this situation.
Cantal is a raw cow’s milk cheese with a firm, crumbly texture and a rich buttery flavor.
It melts into silk and its slight earthiness is a perfect match for hardy summer greens.
I Goat The Whole Package
What’s My Name? Bucheron
What Kind of Cheese Am I? I’m a soft goat’s milk cheese with a bloomy rind.
Where Am I From? I was born in the Loire Valley in France, but there are versions of me that are made in America, too.
Three Words That Describe Me: Approachable, pert, smooth-talker.
Fun Fact: My name is French for “lumberjack” because I’m shaped like a log. Let that fuel your fantasy…
What Do I Smell Like? Clean, grassy, with a little minerality.
What Do I Feel Like? I have a thin white rind with a gooey cream-line and a dense, cakey interior.
What Do I Taste Like? Buttery with a lemony tang; I get a little peppery as I age.
Favorite Foods: I can do it savory or sweet, whatever you desire. Try me with French ham, olives, and crusty bread, or pair me with berries, nuts, and honey. I also melt really nicely 😉.
Favorite Beverages: I like all things bright and fresh. Try me with a wheat beer, sauvignon blanc, young pinot noir, or sparkling rosé.
Where to Find Me: Most cheese counters and specialty grocers carry me – just look for the log.
Thanks to Montchevre for gifting me this bucheron and inspiring this post!
Like an Apple Pancake
Filled with Melted Camembert
A clafoutis is a very simple French dessert that’s similar to a big baked pancake. It’s traditionally made with cherries,
but I went rogue and added apples and a big wedge of stinky camembert. Holy cow was that the right decision.
Just imagine cutting into a warm apple pancake only to discover a glistening pool of melted cheese.
Bleu d’Auvergne Goes with Everything
Just Like Your Favorite Cardigan
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.
Your New Go-To Bleu Boo
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!