Later on today I will head over to my family's for what promises to be a wonderful meal, my mother always seems to outdo herself, each year is better than the last and of course we all know my contribution takes the form of cheeses. Rather than spoil the selections in full before the meal, I thought I would share with you all my highlight cheese of our cheese course this evening -- Queso de Mano from Haystack Mountain Goat Dairy. This firm aged raw goat's milk cheese is elegant and sophiscated. Subtle milky brightness arrives on the tongue paired with a faint hint of grassy sweetness and an inherent smoothness. This is one of those cheeses that you have to stop and appreciate. It is not going to wow your socks off like a piquant blue but it is truly wonderful. A versatile pairing partner, this cheese could find its beverage partner in a hefeweizen or a medium bodied juicy red wine. On a day of giving thanks, this beautiful and simple yet refined and delectable cheese is surely a highlight in our cheese selections.
Happy Thanksgiving one and all!