Merry Christmas 

Dear readers, Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, or the best of whatever holiday(s) you celebrate!

I was back to my old routine of preparing a cheese tray for my brother and sister-in-law’s dinner this year. Here’s a photo of it and a list of the contents. (One of the cheeses is “standing alone” because of a cumin allergy.)

Kaastavord “Christmas Eve” – Special young raw milk goat cheese made from the milk of Farmer John’s goats at Beekman 1802 Farm. Contains cumin, cloves, caraway.

Cypress Grove Humboldt Fog –  is a goat milk cheese made by Cypress Grove Chevre, of Arcata, California, in Humboldt County. A layer of ash in the middle.

Grafton Village Cheddar – Made from raw Jersey cow’s milk on small farms in the green hills of Vermont. Jersey milk is higher in butterfat than the standard Holstein cow’s milk; it’s aged for 2 years.

Cambozola – A cow’s milk cheese that is a combination of a French soft-ripened triple cream cheese and Italian Gorgonzola.

Tartufo Truffle Gouda – Made on small farms using raw milk from the farm’s herd of cows, Uniekaas Raw Milk Farmer Gouda with Truffles starts as a traditional “Boerenkaas” or Farmer Cheese. However, just prior to pressing and shaping of the cheese, shavings of Italian Black Truffles are generously sprinkled throughout the curd.


Mitica Fig Almond Cake w/ Pajarero Figs and Marcona Almonds

Golden raisins

Assorted crackers

4 thoughts on “Merry Christmas 

  1. A lovely tradition, Dear Faith, and thank you for sharing it with us. Interesting that you were doing NJSPICE of Merry Christmas exactly as I was working on NJWILDBEAUTY (whose blog name was spawned by yours back in our Packet days) on Joyeux Noel. Hope all your memories are fine ones. Blessings, c

  2. Faith, what wonderful ideas and you jogged my memory: Yes, I have a cheese tray and didn’t think to use it for any holiday invite, from Christmas to Hanukah.
    Joan Goldstein

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