Saturday, November 28, 2009
Have I Mentioned Marisa?
I've now shared this cheese at two parties - a Pinot Noir tasting and at Thanksgiving. (In the picture, it's the one in back.) It went great with the Pinot, and at Thanksgiving, even though it was competing with a lot of stunners (more on that later), it really held it's own. The Professor appreciated it's mid-western roots, and I love the fact that it almost has the texture of a cheddar, but it is clearly something else all together.
I read a restaurant review lately that described one dish as "the nice sister that holds your hand after [another really strong flavored dish] has verbally assaulted you." Perhaps out of context it doesn't make any sense, but Marisa really is the nice, interesting sister who might not be the one you notice first when you walk into the room, but once you meet her, you keep wanting to go back and spend more time with her.
If you can find this one, buy it! Keep it around for snacking on and sharing with friends!