Cheese: Week Three
Evan stopped by Murray's Cheese yesterday to secure our Friday provisions. He was not, to his dismay, helped by the mustached man in the large, foam, swiss cheese cowboy hat.
Though not as snappy a dresser, the guy who did help him more than made up for the lack of cheese on his head with the knowledge of cheese in his head.
According to Evan, it was "geek squared," and they instantly bonded over a methodology for narrowing down the choices: one shall be goat, one shall be sheep, one shall be cow. One shall be hard, one shall be semi-hard, one shall be soft. Mathematical perfection.
Despite this ridiculous and arbitrary framework, their co-geeking led to a great lineup of cheeses.
Gabietou Affinase, soft cowDrunken Goat, semi-soft goat Oro Antico, hard sheep
Our friends Rachel and Matt joined us, and we slipped in some added goodies like herb-crusted prime rib (my god, more on this later) and mini tarts to celebrate Rachel's birthday.
I expected to like the goat (predictable) but ended up liking the Gabietou Affinase the best (surprise!). The Drunken Goat was really good, but mild, and I think I was in the mood for something with more tang.
Rachel also liked the soft cow, while Matt and Evan chose the Oro Antico.
Everyone agreed that the Oro Antico would be great shaved for a salad embellishment, and I think that's what I'll do with the leftovers.
Mmmmm ... leftovers.