Cheese & Pairing It With Honey, Jams, Balsomic, Nuts & More – Episode 78By
This is just an episode that talks about cheese in general and how to expand on it other than just sticking it on a slab of bread- Not that there is anything wrong with that. With so money places have cheese speciality counters there is no reason not explore the cheeses of the world and the USA. Please stop at a Whole Foods, Fairway, Stu Leonards, Wine Library or specialty place and sample some great cheeses. Some supermarkets even have nice cheese counters- Talk to the guys behind the counter- ask for some guidance and samples- I eat tons of cheese and I still walk up and ask the guys behind the counter what they suggest-
Believe it or not those guys enjoy cheese and enjoy educating people-ask questions and if they give you a sample and you dont like it tell them why-Too much funk, smells like ammonia, tastes like dirty socks. Make no mistakes they will work to find a cheese you like then based on the flavor profile suggest other cheeses to you. I like the funk- Call me the George Clinton of cheese if you will but the wife does not so either I compromise or just buy smaller pieces.
So do yourself a favor and look up a cheese speciality shop and go there-spend some time and be patient-ask questions and buy many small pieces- the cheese shop/counter workers will aprecialte it.