Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Day 939 : Cheese Plate at Vitae

Remember back, not that long ago, to the beginning of November when I visited Vitae for a birthday lunch? Well if not, feel free to visit Post #926.

Great at this time of year if you're looking for a reliable restaurant removed from the hussel and bussel of the 5th avenue Christmas Windows and the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree! 

Their cheese selection changes almost daily just as any good restaurant's should!

Tonight their cheese selection featured :

Cremeux de Bourgogne - an absolutely fabulously unctuous triple cream bloomy rinded pasteurized cow's milk cheese hailing from Burgundy. Sweet and smooth, yet milky and round, mushroomy and honest. This screams please enjoy me with a glass of Champagne.

Hoja Santa - Hailing from Texas, this pasteurized goat's milk cheese is aged in the local herbaceous leaf of its namesake, Hoja Santa. Aromatic, herbaceous, citrusy, tangy and all around stunning -- it is not for the faint of heart, this little guy packs a punch in the most dynamic of ways. Think a bright white wine with this litte fellow.

Cabot Clothbound Cheddar - This aged cow's milk clothbound Cheddar is a partnership between the Cellars at Jasper Hill and Cabot. Nutty, caramelly, rustic, and barnyardy, this would go excellently with a seasonal brew.

Cashel Blue -- Cashel Blue is a pasteurized semi soft cow's milk blue that is traditionally aged for anywhere between two and four months. It is classically spicy and piquant but with a milky creamy finish -- this my friends is blue cheese done well! 

Overall a lovely and broad ranging selection of cheeses served with housemade quince compote and caramelized pecans.

A perfect accompaniment to a cocktail on an early December Eve.

4 East 46th Street

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