Thursday, August 30, 2012

This Week's Tasting Plate: Yee-haw!

We are all about Texas here at the Houston Dairymaids, as you well know. We've even proclaimed our love with our version of the state song, "Cheese in the Heart of Texas." In light of this unbridled passion, we have four fantastic Texas cheeses on the plate this week.

First, there's the smooth Hoja Santa from the Mozzarella Co. in Dallas, which is a mild goat cheese wrapped in leaves of the cheese's namesake.  From Flower Mound, Texas,  the Latte Da Gouda showcases a crumbly hard goat cheese loaded with nutty goodness.

We also have two of my favorites for the more adventurous. St. David's Raclette, a new venture from the Eagle Mountain cheese makers, is delicious with its creamy, salty, and slightly pungent taste. Rounding out the Texas lineup is our famous Redneck Cheddar. Lovingly made with St. Arnold beer, this cheese has a delightful yeasty, malty flavor that nicely balances with the sharpness of the cheddar.

If you're lucky, you may even convince a Dairymaid to join you in an a capella rendition of our cheesy tune!

Photo credit: Eliza Kinkz on the occasion of her visit to Houston Dairymaids

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