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.)
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