This weekend, I visited a cheese market with some friends where I had the pleasure of trying many delicious cheeses and crossing off a Day Zero goal! We went off our waiter’s recommendations since most of their selections were all Greek to us. Here is what we were able to try:
• Capriole Goat from Indiana – really delicious creamy cheese, similar to brie
• Prairie Breeze from Iowa – mild white cheddar
• Big Woods Blue from Minnesota – standard blue cheese, I am not a fan
• Crave Brothers Les Frere – garlic-y but very good
• Sheep Dairy Co Dante –this one was quite pungent and almost reminiscent of parmesan
• Saxon Evalon – reminiscent of swiss cheese
• Roth Kase Gruyere Surchoix – if you’ve never had Gruyere cheese, you must – light flavor reminiscent of white cheddar and brie combine
• Hook’s Ten Year Cheddar – mild, white cheddar
All platters were served with a light, flakey cracker, baguette slices and Wisconsin raspberry preserves. The Dutch way to eat cheese is to spread the preserves over the cheese on top of the cracker. I have to say it was delicious. We enjoyed these cheeses with Gougenheim Merlot from Argentina which had blackberry undertones and a nice, light Riesling by Mosel River from Germany.
It was such a great experience, I only wish I’d taken some pictures myself!
All pictures are taken courtesy of hellochicago.com
Thursday, September 2, 2010
Attempt #1 - September 1, 2010
I was bored while we were watching a movie last night so I decided to give it a whirl. My hair was a hot mess of curly frizziness but I was able to work with it okay. This was my first try and, yes, I did this on my own head. My arms got tired by the time I got to the bottom so I tried to swing it to the side to finish; hence the lopsided bottom braid! I think I did pretty well for my first try. I definitely need more practice though!