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20 January 2010 @ 11:17 am
National Cheese Lover's Day  
HEY, everyone!

Happy National Cheese Lover's Day!

Go out and eat some delicious cheese today. And love it!

And then come back here and tell me about it. What was it? How was it? Was it brilliantly paired with anything?

You know you want to.
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ruthless compassion: pouncearoraborealis on January 20th, 2010 04:54 pm (UTC)
This is one of the many awesome things about cheese: it doesn't have to be fancy to be good.
sarahshevettsarahshevett on January 20th, 2010 05:04 pm (UTC)
"Cheese is food, not a status symbol."
YOu might be interested in a cheese book just out by a friend of mine, in which he says

"cheese is just food. Eat it. Enjoy it. Don't be afraid of it, and don't let other people tell you what you like or dislike. And by all means, buy the cheese that makes you happy."


Today I had some of my own home made and home produced young goat cheddar..

ruthless compassion: pouncearoraborealis on January 20th, 2010 05:27 pm (UTC)
Re: "Cheese is food, not a status symbol."
Yes, yes! Thanks for the recommendation!
That Chick with the Evil Laughsparkymonster on January 21st, 2010 01:29 am (UTC)
Re: "Cheese is food, not a status symbol."
Today I had some of my own home made and home produced young goat cheddar..

I just got light headed from how delicious that sounds.
Chris Xnminusone on January 20th, 2010 09:00 pm (UTC)
Is this an official holiday? (FSVO official, of course.) It seems entirely too good to be true! Not that I need a holiday to enjoy some cheese. ;)
Meristemmeristem on January 20th, 2010 09:06 pm (UTC)
Whoever so wishes can have my allotment of cheese for the week. It's a 1-day-only offer. Not FDIC insured.
sunstealersunstealer on January 20th, 2010 09:18 pm (UTC)
hey- i just had a super tasty oakwood smoked cheddar a couple days ago. nice sharp flavor with lots of smoke. was too tasty to pair it....but i bet it's go well with a dark wheat beer.
That Chick with the Evil Laughsparkymonster on January 20th, 2010 10:03 pm (UTC)
I plan to head over to Whole Foods adn get....naughty. I will report back.
That Chick with the Evil Laughsparkymonster on January 21st, 2010 01:54 am (UTC)
I got 2 lavender Hannahbells (http://www.shybrothersfarm.com) from Dave's (60 cents each!). They look like adorable little thimbles. They have a delicate rind that encases a soft creamy cheese that feels almost melted as I ate it. The cheese is aged, with a little bit of that funk. I've had the plain hannahbells before and I was curious how the lavender would taste. The lavender wasn't noticable as a flavor, but it did highlight a slightly herbal/grassy taste. Although this cheese is adorably sized, the taste is assertive enough that I don't want to eat very many at once.

I also bought "Constant Bliss" (link) which came in a wheel. Gorgeous soft white mold exterior. The interior is really rich and buttery looking (it looks like St. Andre inside). The flavor is creamy and soft. Again cliche, buttery. The flavor is really full. At first a mild creamy taste, followed by an explosion of flavors. There is kind of an earthy bite which I think of as "aged" taste. There is also an amazing aftertaste when you swallow. Earthy and tangy.

I also got a wedge of Humboldt Fog which I adore. There is the sharp tangy yet fresh tasting delicious goat cheese part. The exterior rind part is smooth, unctuous and fabulous. I also love how the cheese looks visually. The interior is pure white and crumbly, with a speckled ash layer in the middle. The part of the cheese near the rind is almost silvery. I love it.
sarahshevett: msmansarahshevett on January 21st, 2010 06:17 am (UTC)
Thank you for your support
Humboldt Fog is the best. And it's ours..
That Chick with the Evil Laughsparkymonster on January 22nd, 2010 12:58 am (UTC)
Re: Thank you for your support

I'm eating more Humboldt Fog right now and I love it so.
viellen on January 21st, 2010 03:05 am (UTC)
passionfruit cheesecake. I think that should count. It was amazing.
harimad on January 21st, 2010 03:43 am (UTC)
1. My 3.5 year old asked why today was Cheese Lover's Day. I found myself falling back on the whole truth: "I think it's because people who sell cheese, want us to buy more." Decided there and then not to buy cheese for Cheese Lover's Day.

2. Bought some anyway: Robusto, a Dutch cheese. There were samples out at Whole Paycheck and everyone, even the 3.5 year old, wanted seconds or more on the samples. It's a yellow hard cheese that bends slightly before it breaks softly, assertive and zesty, no idea how well it melts. It went OK with the lovely hard poppyseed bagel we also bought, and not at all with blueberries.
ruthless compassion: martini handsaroraborealis on January 21st, 2010 03:55 pm (UTC)
That's a pretty cynical take on the "whole truth".

So, are you above it, or do you like cheese enough that a goofy holiday is a fun excuse to make a big deal about enjoying cheese? If the former, I don't really appreciate the smug cynicism of commenting on it, and if the latter, why bother with the first part?
harimad on January 22nd, 2010 03:51 am (UTC)
I do like cheese but I don't like others manipulating me into buying some when I hadn't otherwise decided to do so. Yes, it is cynical. I'm willing to change my answer if someone can provide proof of an alternate explanation.

Perhaps, as someone born on National Nothing Day, I tend to be removed from many such declared days.
whynotkaywhynotkay on January 21st, 2010 04:24 am (UTC)
I tried a blueberry stilton this morning, that crossed my path. It was highly blueberry flavored, sweet, and not much like a stilton, so I was not taken by it except as a dessert item (I hear it's lovely in cheesecake).
Mouseketeer Stigmatatrom on January 21st, 2010 03:09 pm (UTC)
Ate some Cowgirl Creamery Red Hawk and some Carr Valley Mobay. Life is good.
Misanthropic extrovert: grumpy andydbang on January 21st, 2010 03:53 pm (UTC)
I utterly failed at cheese day, yesterday being one of the rare days in which I ate NO CHEESE. can you freakin believe that?
ruthless compassion: severearoraborealis on January 21st, 2010 03:56 pm (UTC)

You know that means you're going to have to eat extra today.