We're only a few days into 2012, but it turns out that it's pretty hard to maintain an optimistic, motivated outlook now that we're back to the same old workdays and coffeeshops have stopped serving peppermint hot chocolate. But we have to keep on truckin'.
With that in mind, this week's cheese plate features Cowgirl Creamery's first firm cheese, Wagon Wheel. The cheese is made with organic milk and aged for two to three months. It's a versatile everyday cheese, but melting it really brings out the subtleties of flavor.
Also on the plate this week are two choices from Pt. Reyes. The Toma is a classic, Italian-style table cheese with a buttery flavor and subtle, grassy tang finish. The Pt. Reyes Blue is rindless, similar in format to Maytag, and both crumbly and creamy with gorgeous teal striping.
We also have Hoja Santa and Harbison on deck and the usual breads from Slow Dough. If we're not truckin, at least we're cheesin'.