Wednesday, January 11, 2012

This Week's Warehouse Tasting: Who Lives in a Pineapple Under the Cheese?

Pardon the extremely esoteric Spongebob Squarepants reference, but one of our cheeses this week really calls for it. You see, the Appalachian from Meadow Creek Dairy in Virginia has a natural molded rind and a supple paste. Modeled after Tomme de Savoie or Toma Piemontese, the flavor starts off mild then gets complex at the end. We swear we taste pineapple.

Come see for yourself this Friday and Saturday, during normal warehouse hours. We'll also have CKC Farm Baby Blue, a luxuriously creamy goat milk blue from Blanco, Texas and some Bellwether Pepato. The Pepato is an Italian-style sheep's milk cheese studded with peppercorns, which add a nice kick to cut the richness. [Insert Occupy Houston joke here.]

Acerbic political humor aside, we'll also have Bellwether Carmody for those of you who don't enjoy pepper, and Veldhuizen Paragon Reserve, an extra-aged take on the original. And if you haven't had a chance to try it yet, we also highly recommend the Taza Mexican chocolate, which comes in a bunch of intriguing flavors like guajillo and salt and pepper (my personal favorite). No pineapple flavor yet, but at this point that would just be redundant.

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Cows in Repose on Veldhuizen Family Farm. Dublin, TX