Little Something to Refresh Your Hot, Sweaty Body
That crusty baguette is brimming with cake-y chèvre,
silky prosciutto, spicy mustard, and softened butter.
Bring this sultry sammy to work and have an afternoon delight,
or take her on a picnic for a little outdoor seduction.
Wherever you take her, she’s sure to satisfy your beastly cravings.
A cheese platter is always the perfect meal, especially in the heat of late summer.
They’re portable and make the best picnic,
you don’t have to turn on the stove or oven,
and they make a seductive little canvas for the fruits of the season.
It’s important to approach late-summer platters with finesse,
otherwise the sun and sticky humidity will turn that pretty spread into a hot mess.
Here are a few tips to help you keep your chill
when you’re cheesing in the heat.
These tiny little sweet peppers look just like cherry tomatoes. You’ll find them in the pickle section of the grocery store, sold in jars and preserved in vinegar or oil. They’re adorable little peppers, with a petite frame, crisp texture, and beautiful bright red color. You can slice them up for sandwiches or toss them with pasta.
Or you can stuff them full of chive goat cheese, drown them in olive oil,
and pop them one by one.
What’s My Name? Bonne Bouche
What Kind of Cheese Am I? I’m an ash-ripened goat cheese with a soft, wrinkly rind. My makers styled me after the famous chévres from the Loire Valley in France.
Where Am I From? Born and raised in Websterville, Vermont by Vermont Creamery
Three Words That Describe Me: Seductive, tart, lush
Fun Fact: My name is French for “good mouth(feel).” Let me melt on your palate, and you’ll understand why
What Do I Smell Like? Like fresh lemon rind and raw hazelnuts, with a funky side that develops as I ripen
What Do I Feel Like? Fluffy and cake-like when young, silky and gooey when ripe
What Do I Taste Like? Sweet, cultured butter with delicate floral notes.
Favorite Foods: My favorite accessories are fig jam, prosciutto, and warm baguette. I love getting dressed up for dessert with chocolate covered almonds, tart cherries, and almond cookies. I’m also irresistible naked.
Favorite Beverages: I love crisp and bubbly beers like saisons, they cut right through my rich insides. Good rieslings, sauvignon blanc and tart rosés also treat me very well.
Where to Find Me: Most cheese counters and specialty grocers carry me – just look for the logo.
Special thanks to Vermont Creamery for sending over a sample of me
to the Cheese Sex Death headquarters!
When asparagus is in season, it doesn’t need a lot of foreplay:
a quick dance in a garlicky sautée pan, a bed of good pasta,
and the dreamiest lemon mascarpone sauce you’ve ever mouthed.
How much do you love cheese?
Does the sight of a ripe wedge make your heart sing?
Does a funky wheel of chèvre make your body tremble?
Tell me about it.
I’m calling on all you cheese lovers to proclaim
your deepest, wildest brie desires and feta fantasies
in one heartfelt haiku.
The sexiest, most passionate toe-curling entry
will win 5 sultry goat cheeses from Vermont Creamery,
For official rules,
It’s officially autumn and I’m ready to cuddle up under a blanket of melted cheese! This baked St Albans cheese is as easy to make as turning on your oven. The petite wheel comes tucked and tidy in an oven-proof ceramic crock.
She’s practically begging for you to bake her into an oozing puddle of warm, silky fondue.
All you need is something for dipping
and maybe a drizzle of honey for fun.
What’s My Name? St Albans, a new cheese from Vermont Creamery
What Kind of Cheese Am I? I’m a soft cheese with a wrinkled bloomy rind – similar to my French cousin St. Marcellin. I’m made of pasteurized, GMO-free cow’s milk from Paul-Lin Dairy in Bakersfield, Vermont.
Where Am I From? Born and raised in Websterville, Vermont.
Three Words That Describe Me: Doll-faced, voluptuous, lusty.
Fun Fact: I come in a little ceramic crock and love getting warm and runny in a hot oven.
What Do I Smell Like? Fresh button mushrooms and cream.
What Do I Feel Like? Satin throw pillows
What Do I Taste Like? Fresh Normandy butter on a yeasty baguette – trés française!
Favorite Foods: I like to keep things simple with crusty baguette, mild crackers, or fresh fruit. Try me with a drizzle of honey or melt me over roasted potatoes and serve with tiny pickles.
Favorite Beverages: I’m all about the bubbles! Try me with a glass of champagne or a French 75.
Where to Find Me: I’ll be popping up in cheese shops and grocery stores this October! Tell your local monger or specialty food store that you’re lusting after me so they can stock up.
What I’ll Cost You: $9-$11
Look for the Label:
Special thanks to Vermont Creamery for sending me over to the Cheese Sex Death headquarters!