Monday, December 31, 2012

Day 953 : New Year's Eve Cheeses

Gosh I cannot quite believe that it is the end of 2012, this year has zoomed by! There was Thailand in February, Vermont in July, Majorca, London, and the Loire Valley in August, the Marine Corps Marathon in October and plenty of other amazing experiences. 'Twas definitely a full year of success, laughter, adventures, good times and more.

To toast goodbye to 2012 and ring in 2013 with the pop of a champagne cork and a touch of fabulous decadence, Fromagical would like to recommend a selection of three of my favorite special occasion cheeses! Each of which will go excellently with the requisite

On New Year's Eve, you must have something infused with truffles to go with that fabulous sequined cocktail dress you have on and that flute of champagne in your hand. With the bubbly toasty exuberance of the Champagne, you need a morsel of California's own Truffle Tremor of course! Bloomy rinded, soft ripened, aged goat's milk cheese infused with morsels of black truffles throughout the paste. Delicate yet dynamic, milky and lactic yet rustic and earthy, with a pillowy cakey mushroomy mouthfeel and an overall brightness, this is the perfect pairing for your glass of bubbles.

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Did you know that in Italy they believe red under garments to be a symbol of good luck in the New Year? In honor of this belief my second choice is Crocodile Tear crafted by Capriole Farms in Greenville, Indiana. An aged goat's milk pear or cone shaped teardrop that has been dusted with paprika during its aging process. Tangy, chalky, citrusy and milky with a rustic, spicy, aromatic bent, this little morsel is just the cat's meow with a glass of bubbles.

And lastly...

In Eastern cultures, circular and round food items are meant to symbolize good luck and full happiness so of course one should enjoy a morsel of the round wheel of Ewe's Blue crafted by Old Chatham Sheepherding Company in Old Chatham, New York. Crafted in the traditional Roquefort style, this aged sheep's milk blue is spicy and piquant yet round and creamy -- the perfect melange of flavors to kick off the new year!

Fromagical wishes you all the best for 2013!

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