Sunday, November 2, 2008

Cheese Shop Sketch

This afternoon I walked down the road a bit to the new Cheesetique and had a look around. I saw a cheese called Brigid's Abbey and another called Mt. Tam by the Cowgirl Creamery. I took home half a pound of Stilton with cranberries. Stopped by the grocery to get some pears but couldn't find any really ripe ones, no surprise there. So I got a couple of nice ripe peaches. The Stilton and a sliced peach will be my dessert tonight, along with a glass of red wine.

On my walk home a large fluffy gray tabby cat flowed through the pickets of the fence around her yard and blocked the sidewalk. She refused to let me pass until I had given her a few pats.

But back to the Stilton with cranberries: it is fantastic.

Oh, and unlike the Monty Python cheese shop, this shop had everything.

Now, the thing to do, apparently, is to alternate: peach, cheese, wine. Repeat as necessary. Om-nom-nom.


BobG said...

Excellent dessert; good to see someone else who likes the old-fashioned idea of a cheese plate at dessert time. Stilton always goes good with ripe fruit. Gorgonzola I prefer with more savory dishes.

phlegmfatale said...

hmm sounds marvelous. There's nothing like a good cheese. And wine and fruit? Delicious.

I had a bad-tenant eruption on property Friday night and was up in the wee hours waiting on a bench for the popo, when a couple residents talked to me for an hour. I finally said, why don't we just wait in my apartment and I'll open us a bottle of wine? I had a nice pinot noir from the Russian River Valley (my favorite) and I happened to have some fruit and cheese. Instant party!

RobD said...

This sounds great and some interesting "blogger" cheeses.

I like to have some dark chocolate (Belgian, Trader Joe's, 70% cocoa solids) with my wine, cheese, and fruit. The Seghesio Old Vine Zinfandel (straight Zin) is something else, especially in a big read wine glass to get all the aromas out. I think I may have some of this on the weekend.

Tonight I have a Guinness for if McCain wins and an Arrogant Bastard Ale if Obama wins.