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Pata Cabra for the Win!

Cheese: Week Two
We tried three cheeses on Friday night:
French cow's milk cheese from the Savoie region

Tomme Crayeuse
French raw cow's milk

Pata Cabra
Spanish Goat
They were all incredible, but my heart belongs to Pata Cabra.
I'd take Pata Cabra for a long, moonlit walk on the beach and exchange sweet nothings. I'd introduce Pata Cabra to my parents. I'd be better off if I stopped right there.
I am a huge goat cheese fan, but can honestly say I would not have guessed this was goat. It was so smooth and creamy, not crumbly and drier, which threw me. Perhaps there is a whole world of goat cheese I am about to discover.
For cocktails, Jeri surprised us all with Manhattans! I really enjoyed it, though I rarely drink whisky (okay, let's be honest, they are a whole lot of fun to hold). The Friday night cocktail parties have already coaxed me out of my comfort zone.
After the Manhattans, we switched to Franciscan Cabernet. It's a keeper as well.
On to week three, though I'm tempted to leave cheese curation up to our friends Jeri and Jason. Their picks beat our first week's picks hands down. We really have to up our game.


Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by Brigid *FrenchLogic

The number and varieties of goat cheeses are astounding. Don't forget to try some domestic artisan cheeses against the best Europe has to offer, you may be surprised!

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by Anabel Fournier

I'm with you on the preference for Pata Cabra. My favorite are Spanish cheeses anyway :-)

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by The Rule Maker

With every cheese post, I salivate!

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by The Rule Maker

With every cheese post, I salivate!

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by Nikki

This is great info…what beach would you take it to ;)

My Husband can't stomach cows milk, but can do goat…but of course hates the taste. I'm going to try to pull a fast one on him and give it a try!

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by Joanna Goddard

what a beautiful photo! dying of hunger all of a sudden. i miss you!! xoxo

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by nichole

Risa –

I still can't believe I drank the Manhattan, but I really liked it. It's a head scratcher.

You must try Pata Cabra if you haven't.

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by risamay

Pass the Pata Cabra and hold the Manhattan, please.

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by animal print gal

Cheese!oh my! I love all of them, goat cheese different tastes amazes me!
Great post!

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by Michelle Engel Bencsko

I am so jealous of your cheese taste-offs. I went to Whole Foods the other day paralyzed with the same indecision I got in record stores: wanting so much, but having X amount of $ and Y amount of sense-of-adventure and Z amount of time… and so I bought the standard aged Gouda (aka Duran Duran- predictably good and makes me happy).

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