Instead of putting together a typical cheese tray for your contribution to a holiday gathering or for guests in your own home, why not buy a nice, big wedge of some truly wonderful cheese and bring that. It should be a special cheese – one that is always the first to disappear on any cheese display. We have three to suggest.
What brought this to mind was a conversation with Ed. We were enjoying a cheese tray with both Cypress Grove Truffle Tremor and Rogue River Blue on it when Ed said, "Wow, I remember how much I like these cheeses, we should share those posts again."
Here they are!
First up is Cypress Grove Truffle Tremor Cheese. Invest in a big wedge in great condition and let the cheese fans know that those little black flecks are bits of truffle in the same cheese paste as the company's ledgendary Humboldt Fog, and it will be the first cheese missing from the table.
Here's our post with more details from 2008 Cypress Grove Truffle Tremor Cheese. And, it's still a favorite today.
Next is Rogue River Blue. This is another one we've been talking about since 2008. And, this is only around for a limited time so buy it when you see it. We found the piece above at Whole Foods at the Charles RIver Plaza in Beacon Hill.
Here's our first post on it, Rogue River Blue.
And here's a second when it won a major award,
The third cheese we're tossing into this mix is Cabot Clothbound Cheddar. While the first two are American West Coast cheeses, Cabot's superstar is from Vermont. This photo (courtesy of Cabot Creamery) shows how wonderful a single cheese can look on a holiday table.
Here's our post on how we discovered this cheese at L'Espalier back in 2009.
Since this is a cheddar, it will be more familar to many of the people at most events. And, this is great cheddar with a crumbly texture and great, deep flavor.
Be the hit of the party by bringing something you love and sharing it with friends and family. Here are some really great tips on serving cheese to a crowd from thekitchn.com.Do you have an Amazon Gift Certificate to use? Or do you need to buy one for a gift? Remember to click over to Amazon from here to support this site!
Words: Penny & Ed Cherubino
Photography: © 2008-2012 Penny & Ed Cherubino
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