January 31, 2010


For my birthday, I received a gift certificate for Fromagination. On Saturday, I stopped by Cheese Heaven (as I like to call it) and sampled some delicious cheeses. It was sublime.

I walked out of the store with 5 - count 'em, 5 - blocks of cheese. Here are some pictures and descriptions.

Sarvecchio Parmesan

This is an amazing hard cheese - I had some tonight with fettucini and brown butter.

Bella Vitano Merlot-soaked Parmesan

I have tried this cheese before - in a specialty foods store in Door County. The cheese is infused with a delicious essence of wine. To top that off, the rind is a beautifully rich plum color.
Bohemian Blue Hidden Springs

Calli and I tested about four of the store's blues, but finally settled on this one. It was much stronger than the other candidates, and I look forward to just enjoying it with crackers and wine.

Carr Valley Black Sheep Truffle

This is a semi-firm Italian-style cheese with little flecks of black truffle in it. I hate to keep referring to the cheeses as delicious, but seriously. Go to this store. You will believe me.

I used about a third of this block in scrambled eggs this morning, and they were superb.

Cesar's Quesadilla Cheese

To wrap up the day, I got a block of quesadilla cheese. Lately I've been on quite a quesadilla kick, and this can only help, right?

Here are my cheeses all hanging out together:

1 comment:

  1. Haha. You're funny, Jeff! I like cheese as much as the next Wisconsinite, but you seem to actually be in love with this cheese.