Rosé and Cheese All Day
Cheese has this magical ability to turn any pile of lettuce into a masterful salad, but you need the right dressing to tie it all together. Just as honey pairs with any cheese, this honey vinaigrette is the perfect pairing for any cheesy salad. It’s sweet and tangy with a little kick—guaranteed to make a salad person out of you. Here are my recipes for that tasty hot honey vinaigrette and three seductively cheesy salads you need to put it on.
It’s fall, y’all! I’m sad that summer is ending, but there’s just nothing
like a cozy evening spent with a whiskey drink and a wedge of fine cheese.
Especially Humboldt Fog from Cypress Grove, so dense and cake-like
she begs for something slightly sweet and soul-warming.
So I conjured up a simple, sweet, autumnal cocktail.
Enter the Maple Manhattan.
What’s My Name? Humboldt Fog
What Kind of Cheese Am I? I’m an aged goat’s milk cheese with a thin layer of vegetable ash cutting through my center and nestled beneath my downy white rind.
Where Am I From? Humboldt County, California
Three Words That Describe Me: Breezy, graceful, and gothic
Fun Fact: I was conceived in a dream. My maker, Mary Keehn, awoke one morning with a vision of a cheese streaked with ash – a beautiful cheese that resembled the fog rolling in over the Humboldt County coastline. Take one nibble, and you’ll dream of me too 😘
What Do I Smell Like? Freshly ground white pepper
What Do I Feel Like? Dense pound cake.
What Do I Taste Like? Buttermilk and fresh thyme with a lemony tang
Favorite Foods: I like it a little bit sweet and a little bit salty. Try me with apples or pears, a drizzle of honey, freshly sliced prosciutto, and salted Marcona almonds. I’m quite comfy atop a salad of fresh greens, roast beets, and a balsamic vinaigrette, too.
Favorite Beverages: I’m a sucker for all things fruity, like pinot noir or rosé. I also love dark, rich sherries and nutty stouts. On sunny days, I crave a fizzy pale ale or a citrusy cocktail.🍷🍹🍺
Where to Find Me: I’m pretty easy to find at cheese shops, specialty food stores, and supermarkets like Whole Foods or even Jewel-Osco. I usually come by the wedge, but keep your eye out for miniature wheels, too!
What I’ll Cost You: About $26-30 a pound
Look for the label:
Special thanks to Cypress Grove for sending over a sample of me to the Cheese Sex Death headquarters!