Moving on. Last weekend I had a couple friends over for some drinks and eats. Along with the fougasse and prosciutto wrapped dates that I blogged earlier this week, I also made some homemade onion dip (recipe will be posted soon) and had a small cheese plate. This gave me reason to (happily) head over to the Cheese Boutique (obvs) and picked out three delightful cheeses.
clockwise from top left: taleggio (Italy); riopelle (Quebec); under the tuscan sun (Italy)
Taleggio: This cheese has mushroom-y and almost yeasty undertones. It's pretty soft and melts really well making it perfect for mac and cheese and grilled sandwiches.
Riopelle: This is a raw milk cheese and is one of my all time favourites. Similar in texture to a Saint Andre or a brie, it's a triple cream cheese that tastes buttery and tangy.
Under the Tuscan Sun: This is a pretty mild cheese that paired well with fruit. Texturally it was similar to a gouda and it was a nice cheese to eat on it's own or with a dab of my homemade red pepper jelly.
* Yuki Hotaru "Snow Firefly" Sake
This is one of my favourite types of sake. It's refreshing, light and can be served warm or chilled (I prefer chilled).
* the table