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Cheese Society Tasting

Postby fennel » Sat Aug 03, 2013 10:13 pm

Anybody else go?

It was a bit overwhelming and a bit of a madhouse. But the cheeses? Wow.

We were especially interested in ripened cheeses, and our impression was that Quebec seems exceptionally strong in this domain, especially in non-cow. A few notable Ontario cheeses, too. We missed the Jasper Hill (VT) semi-soft that won Best of Show. (I like that Bleu Mont tied with Bleu Mont for 3rd place. That should assuage any sibling rivalry.)

The range of sheep/goat cheeses was really nice to see. We kind of got trapped in that neck of the woods.

One big disappointment: the bar served only bad generic spigot wines. (Served from a bottle, but still). The beer selection was pretty anemic, too. The implied message is "wine is wine is wine ..." At least there's no doubt the cheese had character, but it missed it's natural accompaniment(s).



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Re: Cheese Society Tasting

Postby penquin » Sun Aug 04, 2013 2:20 pm

Wasn't there for the Festival last night, but just got back from their last-day cheese sale. They had a "Fill up a whole bag for one price" deal going on:
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The crowd today wasn't quite a madhouse, but it sure was, well...crowded.
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Re: Cheese Society Tasting

Postby Remember_Me » Sun Aug 04, 2013 2:26 pm

penquin wrote:Wasn't there for the Festival last night, but just got back from their last-day cheese sale. They had a "Fill up a whole bag for one price" deal going on:
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The crowd today wasn't quite a madhouse, but it sure was, well...crowded.


Good god penquin. I gained 5 lbs just looking at that picture.

Now, does that table of cheese represent just one post-pot session of noshing, or two? :P
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Re: Cheese Society Tasting

Postby fennel » Sun Aug 04, 2013 2:26 pm

Same for us. Now we have to figure out what to do with a 2-gallon tub of feta ...
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Re: Cheese Society Tasting

Postby penquin » Sun Aug 04, 2013 2:38 pm

Remember_Me wrote:Now, does that table of cheese represent just one post-pot session of noshing, or two? :P


Heh. Was just thinking I should cut 'em all down to "snack pack" sizes so it doesn't all get wolfed down too quickly. I've already cut off three chunks more than the two I allowed myself.
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Re: Cheese Society Tasting

Postby Remember_Me » Sun Aug 04, 2013 5:51 pm

You're not gonna freeze any of it are you??
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Re: Cheese Society Tasting

Postby penquin » Mon Aug 19, 2013 12:43 pm

Nope, this stuff is too good to freeze. Was gonna vacuum-seal most of it, but my machine quit sucking...which sucks.

Luckily I went camping with a handful of pals this past weekend. Brought a bunch of different dairy delights to munch on, and whatever was left went home with them rather than me.
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