I blame Holland.
Living for a year and a half in one of the world’s most cheese-loving countries did me in. Seriously. I have a cheese-addiction. If I could, I would eat cheese for every single meal (and in fact, some days I do just that). Luckily, I have found friends in my MBA program who share my love for cheese, and we decided to celebrate the three new letters behind our names by having a little wine and cheese (emphasis on the cheese) night. My good friend Courtney and I trekked it out to a little town in the Niagara region, where we visited a specialty cheese shop, Chez Fromage. The woman was extremely helpful and knowledgeable, and went about giving us plenty of samples to try, as we attempted to find the perfect match for our wines. I was bringing my all-time fave wine, Strewn’s Riesling-Gewurztraminer, and Court was assigned a Chardonnay. In the end, I choose a gouda (again, I blame Holland) flecked with cumin, which complemented the Gewurztraminer’s fruity notes excellently! Court chose a dry sheep’s milk cheese, Zacherie Cloutier. Delish! We both loved it.
Needless to say, we all ate waaaay too much cheese. With seven wine varietals, mixed with seven cheeses, we were in food heaven. Especially me and my friend Dolly who, I’m pretty sure, loves cheese as much as I do. Oh, and I should mention how inspired I’ve been by fellow cheese-loving bloggers, like Nichole and Joanna. Love them, and especially love Joanna’s birthday cheese! Genius.
Yay to cheese….any other cheese-lovers out there?!