BRIE AND BLUE

A cheese enthusiast's take on the wonderful world of cheese.

Red Hawk

 

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Cowgirl Creamery Red Hawk

Washed Rind

Type of milk: Cow

 

Holy cow’s milk! This is my new favorite cheese. Whole Foods is two for two in the cheese category. This delectable mound of goodness was the last one in the case. As a Mt.Tam fan, I knew that I had to give another CC cheese a try. The reddish, textured mound holds onto a pungent aroma that may scare off beginners and cheese likers. It is more on the sophisticated side and makes me pleasantly surprised of its American (San Francisco) origins.

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This award-winning triple crème washed rind cheese is aged four weeks before hitting the road.  The inside reveals a pale yellow paste that doesn’t taste the way it smells. It is  beefy, rich and smoothly coats your tongue with a slightly sweet  earthy flavor and a dash of tang. The b-linens that give it this remarkable flavor are native to the area so there’s no replicating this cheese in another location. In Florida it is a bit difficult to locate this cheese and the fact that CC makes small batches doesn’t help. Try this one with something sweet like local honey or even a sweeter apple cider. And you know how I feel about Turkish apricots… get some.

 

LePetite Brie

LePetit Brie

Auguste LePetite Brie

Origin: France

Type of milk: Cow

I found this delicious gem at my local Whole Foods. It’s a traditional brie that is great for both beginners and experts. I would definitely file this under Crowd Pleaser and here is why…

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Port Salut

My first post will be neither a brie nor a blue. That would be too predictable! So… Port Salut, a luscious semi-soft cows milk cheese with a mild notable flavor. It is slightly sweet, a little savory and has a distinctive bold orange edible rind. As my favorite cheese of the moment I have paired it with Magic Hat cider… Read more →