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Cheese: Week One

Cheese: Week One
Wine: Week One
So here we go.

I'm want to reiterate that I know nothing about cheese. Beyond a few general preferences, I am clueless at the cheese counter. But I'm tired of feeling clueless and copping out by choosing old standbys. I'm feeling adventurous, and want to learn.
I hope that by the end of this weekly commitment to cheese consumption and education, I'll have an expanded list of favorites, a deeper understanding of cheese types, regions and flavors, and more than a handful of fun Fridays with my friends.
Here are this week's choices. You can click on the name for more information if you want to play along. A shout out to the patient people at Eataly for helping us make the selections.


2008 Bucci Verdicchio Classico dei Castelli di Jesi

Awarded 89 points from Wine Spectator: "Pretty and fresh, offering sliced apple and pear aromas that follow through to a full body, with tropical fruit and a clean finish. A racy and delicious white."

Mecox SunriseWashed rind semi hard cheese aged for 2-4 months, named for its characteristic orange rind. Mecox Sunrise was awarded second place in its category at the 2004 American Cheese Society annual competition in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Fattorie Osella Camembert Osella’s Camembert marries a classic French cheese with the pure, rich milk of their cows. Soft and white with a bloomy rind, it is made from pasteurized milk and cream. The result is an incredibly fresh, clean and rich tasting Camembert.
La Tur La Tur is a very soft cheese made in Alta Langa, Piedmont, Italy. It is off-white to straw-coloured, with a soft, increasingly wrinkled rind as it ages. Inside, it is light and airy, like a mousse.


Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by chelsea

I am so excited about these series. It's funny A weekly cheese post was on my to do list for my blog. Now I get to read yours instead. I am excited! :)

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by Mlle Paradis

ok, yum!

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by Dancing Branflake

I don't know how you did it, but you made Fridays ten times better. Bon Apetite!

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by e.r.a.


Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by nichole

Chelsea –

You should do one a week, too! Double the cheese, and we can cover more ground. ;)

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by Whitney

La Tur is my favorite! I always bring it to parties and buy it for office cocktail hours because it really is a sure bet. There is never any left!

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by nichole

Lisa – Me too!

The guy who helped us was really nice, and told us that the La Tur is a SURE bet. Can't wait to try it. One hour to go.

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by Lisa@Pickles and Cheese

I love that you are doing this. I love learning about new cheeses. And all three of these are new to me!

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by Ashley

Oh I just know I'm going to love hearing about your cheese tasting! Thank you so much for all the information abou the cheeses!

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by Aron

What a fun project! Good luck!

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