Monday, March 21, 2011

At Home Cheese Plates!!

We've been buying all kinds of cheeses and trying to drink up some of the wine we have been collecting over the last 10 years! We've yet to finish our pantry/wine storage in the new house kitchen's all sitting on the counter and we realized some of it has probably been aging TOO long!! Oops. A lot of the wines are from Napa and our wine tasting trips of years past, and for some reason we always put off drinking it for more "special occasions". We've realized we don't have that many special occasions so we might as well start drinking them now. Plus, it gives us a good excuse to take another trip up to wine country. :-)

One of my favorite (available in your grocery store) cheeses (right now/so far) is Dubliner cheese, from Kerrygold, an Irish dairy. It looks like they have 10 cheeses, but we have only tried 3 so far. I am going to try a different grocery store, maybe Whole Foods, to look for some of the others.

We usually have bread or crackers, an apple or some other fruit, some jam or honey, and (recently) walnuts! There are so many combinations and they are all delicious! So far we have been going with fairly mild cheeses but when I make it over to Whole Foods I'm planning to be more adventurous! I've been browsing this blog, It's Not You It's Brie, and considering buying her book when it is released. Knowledge is power. :-)


Jill - Jack and Jill Travel The World said...

We love cheese! Just recently I've gotten over the idea that apple + cheese is a weird combo and has started to enjoy it. Only in certain moods though :)

Our fave cheese is cheddar (I know, nothing fancy), the stronger the better.

Cynthia said...

thanks for your comment! :)
I really like the cheddars too! I didn't know what else to have with the cheeses until we ordered plates at a couple of restaurants and got more ideas. Most of the Kerrygold cheeses seem to be fairly mild so they are good for trying new ones out! Whole Foods has SO many and some of them are REALLY stinky so I a little scared to try them!!