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Cheese: Week Five

Who takes photos of crackers? This girl right here. I couldn't help it, they were pretty.
So, about the cheese. We had a ton of it on Friday:
Stinking Bishop Humbolt Fog Brin D'Amour Tartufello Sprout Creek Farm Ouray
Humbolt Fog won by a landslide, and was the first to go. But I wonder if it had anything to do with the Brin D'Amour?
Did anyone ever have Brin D'Amour? It was strong and unpleasant. My friend Jeri did some research and discovered that an ammonia taste was indicative of spoilage. Perhaps that explains it, because it tasted like what I imagine cat urine tastes like.
We suffered through it in the spirit of cheese night, but we quickly chased it with some Humbolt Fog and wine. Shudder.
Perhaps Brin D'Amour and Stinking Bishop (not so stinky, actually) switch their names.
Update! Chez Lou Lou pointed out that we likely had some bad Brin D'Amour. Check out her post here.


Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by Paris Pâtisseries

Lovely crackers and lovelier cracker arrangement. It makes me want to run to Androuet and buy a vast cheese assortment . . . and then binge ;)

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by Brittany

Gosh I love cheese and crackers. Probably among my top food picks, to be honest. I've been off of dairy for several months though, and I miss it like crazy.

And you're right, those crackers are pretty. I love that you see that when some people may not.

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by H is for Home

I like the sound of the Brin d'Amour – will hunt some out – we're HUGE cheese & biscuit fans in the H is for Home household! xx

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by Ana Degenaar

I love cheese and crackers. These are truly beautiful.
Happy Monday!

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by Nicole Franzen

love digestive biscuits. My boyfriend introduced them to me (hes British) and I love putting a great cheddar on them. Combination salty and sweet. Nom

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by Susan

You make crackers beautiful, as with everything you capture!

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by gbf...

you made me crack up reading about the brin d'amour! last yr my husband & i bought some cheese from a farm cheese maker & settled in for an evening by the fire…the cheese was opened & it was rank (to be kind)….seriously i gave it my best effort but it was just so potent & dreadful! i love your cheese posts! dayle

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by risamay

Never had Brin D'Amour (and now I'm afraid to), but Humbolt Fog has long been a personal fave.

And I haven't forgotten about those butter recommendations I was to get you, but I think my friend with the 411 has. I'll remind her that folks need butter info!

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by elisvermeulen

they are pretty indeed!:)

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by Anonymous

You are too funny! That cat reference is hysterical. A girlfriend of mine came over Saturday night and didn't like the white wine we had (nor did I) and said "sometimes wine tastes like vomit to me". We opened a new bottle and all was good. This cheese focus of yours is interesting. Thanks!

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