Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Cheese n' crackers like we've never had before

I've always been pretty straight-forward with my cheese preferences. Sharp or extra-sharp cheddar, with some occasional pepper-jack. One year for Christmas my dad bought me a mail-order block of sharp cheese from Wisconsin and it was awesome!

Then we bought some Havarti for a party and it was so creamy. The over-priced grocery store by our house just added a section of cheeses, the likes of which I had never before seen. Nathan thought it would be fun to try new cheeses, so this month we used our dining out budget to dine in, with a few fancy soft cheeses and crackers.

Nathan liked them all. I found the cranberry one to be too strong unless paired with a cracker, and since crackers are a no-no on my present diet, I wasn't eating many of them. The Havarti with dill was good and I think it would make a good turkey melt. The Brie was mild and good. It was odd to see a coating on cheese. I'm used to 1-2 lb. blocks of sale-priced cheddar, which definitely aren't coated in wax.

It was a fun evening, comparing cheese opinions, and we'll do it again sometime.