Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Cheese for a Wednesday, pt. 12
Anyway, please see the last post for discussion of the Brebirousse d'Argental and Lamb Chopper (12:00 and 10:00). Both interesting and delicious. Tonight, Berkswell and Zamorano (7:00 and 5:00). The Sao Jorge (3:00) deserves its own post. Seriously, this cheese orgy was out of control. Anyway, once Man Who Sneers at Goat (Cheese) got past the Brebirousse, he was a happy camper, as were Darling Husband and myself.
The Berkswell is from Neals Yard Dairy, and has the greatest shape. It looks like a big grey flying saucer. It is a bit gritty, but there aren't the crystals that you find in Parmesean. This sheep's cheese has a great nutty sweetness, and a tannic quality that dries out your tongue like a dry red wine. And the flavor just stays in your mouth in an amazingly delicious way.
The Zamorano is from Spain has been here before, but only in a little taste. This time, we managed to finish off the whole wedge with no trouble. This sheep's milk cheese has a beautiful basket weave rind (not really edible). This buttery, rich, nutty cheese made for a lot of conversation (we were also a bit further into our bottle of wine). Quote #1 - "This cheese has that greasy lip sheep cheese thing going on, and I love it!" Quote #2 - "Ze Spanish cheeze zat startz witz a Z."
Zat's it for tonight! We're ztill detoxinzg from the butterfat! Sao Jorge tomorrow, and then on to make new memories! Cheese dreamz all!