Friday, May 16, 2014

Cheese - Beemster Classic, Fromage D'Affinois and Gorgonzola with CA Reisling Wine

All good things must come to an end and this is the last of my cheese of the month club packages.  Beemster Classic, a signature Dutch cheese, which is listed on World Heritage and dates back to sixteen hundreds.  It is related to Gouda in taste, has a smooth creamy texture, followed by a sharp, salty taste due to extensive aging.

The Fromage D'Afinois is my most favourite French cheese in the Brie world.  It is in the double cream category, mild and buttery, I love this cheese.

Gorgonzola a tangy blue cheese made in northern Italy on the outskirts of Milan.  Legend has it that this cheese was first made there in 879 AD.  Americans love to enjoy this cheese as a topping for salad or in homemade salad dressing, while Europeans tend to find it more suitable with fruit.  Italians, in particular, love it with short pasta such as penne or rigatoni, also used as a pizza topping.  I like it as shown, with a good cracker, some grapes and I served all this with a California Reisling wine.

My cheese in the mail era has come to an end.  So will have to keep an eye out for those interesting different cheeses.


1 comment:

  1. Mm makes me think I must try different cheeses. Your garden looks garden.


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