It´s Christmas time! Gustav and I over the course of this year tried out and enjoyed so many old and new friends that we didn’t always manage to share our prey.
So as a Christmas countdown we challenged ourselves to present a new cheese every day! We will also have X-mas present ideas and of course some taste descriptions for easier dinner party show-offs. Stay tuned! 🥂🧀🍾
I can tell you – there is always one more cheese one has not yet heard of or tasted! Last weekend while I was admiring the astonishing 5th century frescoes of Ravenna, Italy, Gustav used the waiting time to sneak an oozy gem into our suitcase – Squacquerone di Romagna DOP.
I wanted to write this blog post for a while – but was thinking “who doesn´t know Willi Schmid – Swiss Mastermind of Cheese? “ The next thought then was that if one writes about him, one should or probably must write a book.
But I figured both might not be entirely true and therefore for all the people who do not yet know Willi Schmid and his cheeses I share the fruits of my research.
“Le Banon” – It´s been a while that we stumbled over this fine representative of raw goat´s milk cheese at the little cheese shop “La boite à fromages” in Digne, France, but the memory of flavour and texture “Le Banon” has to offer certainly withstands the ticking of time.
When your friends are scattered around the globe, spontaneous beers are a rare joy, but on the upside you get inside-views of other cultures and countries.
One of my friends co-runs hep.istanbul vienna, a company specialized in concept & strategy development for a number of things including the food and drink sector. So, naturally when given the “please bring me some cheese from Turkey” challenge, he didn´t show up with just some random market cheese.
When thinking of Lombardy one thinks of Milan or, in terms of cheese, probably of famous PDOs like Gorgonzola and Taleggio. But it wouldn´t be Italy if the obvious wouldn´t be escorted by an uncountable variety of more hidden wonders and gems.