When you have a cheese blog, and you are eating lots of cheese, you tend to have some left overs. Left overs are great! You can keep them in the fridge a few days to be a little memory of your new cheese discovery (allowing their delightful cheesy smell to permeate the corners of the deli drawer). You can enjoy them again on a cracker, or you can get a little more adventurous the second time around (blue cheese with brussels sprouts anyone?). Alternately, while you are getting around to figuring out what to do, your Darling Husband might squirrel it away and take it off to school to share at an English Department meeting. Doh!
Usually this is ok, when it is actually a left over, but as you might remember from his guest post a while back, Darling Husband sometimes takes cheese that isn't actually a left over at all, but a $13 uncut Le Gariotin goat cheese from Soutwest France. To be fair, I had gotten two of these cuties for a wine and cheese event (tastes great with Pinot Noir!), and there was an extra one left in the fridge. But this was a whole cheese! It may have been left over, but it hadn't been compromised, for crying out loud!
What's kind of charming is that this cheese ended up at a English Department meeting, where, as it turns out many English teachers fantasize about dropping out and raising goats and making cheese. Who knew? As such, sharing a delightful, wrinkly, sweet, savory nugget of goat cheese (cut with the cheese knife that has been missing from my kitchen for about a month) with some incredibly hard working folks who regularly eat "shepherd's pie" of ground beef and mashed potato flake from the school cafeteria seems a small price to pay.
Sweet dreams teachers! I hope you enjoyed that cheese! It was my pleasure to share with you.