Usually in spring when days get warmer Bavarians swarm to the beergardens to enjoy the bavarian signature cheese Obazda and being from Munich of course one of those people is me. But since life right now is a little different Gustav and I want to give you a home recipe and repost a memory from 2018 where we went to Munich, capital of Bavaria and herewith of the region the Obazda was granted PGI certification in 2015.
Don´t you also sometimes think “ ugh – would be great to taste this cheese when just a little younger or maybe even stone-age old?” Asiago can make this happen and Gustav and I were lucky enough to gather a few generations together.
Gustav and I are truly lucky people – we have messengers of whom some are family, some are friends, and often they are family or friends of friends who go through the effort of shopping and smuggling cheesy delights across borders and oceans for us to taste and share.
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! 🥂🧀🍾
Gustav says he made this year’s Christmas cheese countdown rock, and that for the big day he therefore demands to be the shining star!
Since he already headed off to wolves’ beach, today’s rating is entirely on me 😄🏄🏿♂🐾
I rate Gustav 1000/10 and wish him a happy Christmas surf, and all of you relaxed and cheeseful holidays 🧀🎄🥂
We will be back to work hunting our prey as soon as we get the sand out of our toes…..🐾😎
* Dambal ´khacho * from Georgia secretly crossed borders and made it´s way to Vienna !
Unfortunately team formaggiastic cannot travel all the time but lucky us we have motivated messengers who cheesenturous search the world for new tasting experiences!
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.
* Chabichou du Poitou* – just the name melts on your tongue….
– but before we get to try this little goat´s milk majesty we take a short glance into her dynasty long history.
In these hot July days a beer often seems like the Holy Grail, but we all know that even the best drink cannot replace cheese as our daily staple food.
Therefore, on our tasting plate today: <Herve affiné à la Bière >, a cheese that perfectly pairs whatever beer you were already planning to have.