Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Day 504 : SCS Version 5.0, Dispatch # 4

For our final Italian - Wisconsin dispatch I thought I would propose two creamy, luscious, unctuous cheeses from each to end with on a bubbly note! Each cheese suggested today will pair perfectly with a glass of bubbly -- so go ahead and choose your favorite Prosecco, Cava, Champagne, Blanc de Blanc and enjoy with either a morsel of Les Freres or a chunk of Robiola Rocchetta?

Les Freres is a semi soft washed rind cheese crafted by Crave Brothers in Waterloo, Wisconsin. Modeled on the great European washed rind cheeses like Tomme de Berger, this Wisconsin stinky creamy round will knock your socks off -- mushroomy, earthy, slightly brine-y in all the right ways. Not for the faint of heart but it sure is an excellent example of the stellar cheeses coming out of Wisconsin. The bubbly will cut and complement the pungence in just the right sort of way and delight!

Image courtesy of http://cravecheese.com/

Robiola Rocchetta is a soft ripened mixed milk (goat, sheep and cow's milk) from the Piedmont region of Italy. A bloomy rind exterior covers the semi-soft decadent interior paste that is the most elegant blend of the best qualities of each animal's milk -- the crisp grassy lactic notes of a goat's milk cheese coupled with the round nuttiness of a sheep's milk cheese and the fabulous butteriness of cow's milk. A very versatile pairing partner, this cheese will be gone in a second!

And that folks is all for our SCS version 5.0, stay tuned next week for two new locales.

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