Props to our cheese addiction enabler, Michelle, who has fed us many varieties of cheese in the hopes that she can “keep us classy” at BITF. I think you need to feed us even more at an even greater frequency Michelle, you know, to truly sustain what blue is left in our blood. I am even inventing a new column called “Cheese(y) Party” in your honor!
Cheeses in this Running Party #1:
- Barely Buzzed Coffee Rind Cheese (Flavored Cheddar, American Cheese) ($19.99 lb.)
- Midnight Moon, Cypress Grove Creamline – (Dense, Goat) ($19.99 lb)
- Montbriac ($17.99 lb.) (Brie-like blue with a rustic gray rind) – Stinky!
- Point Reyes Blue ($16.99 lb.) (Creamier style, full-flavored blue cheese)
- Saint Andre ($16.99 lb.) (Triple Creme, cow’s milk French cheese)
Point Reyes Original Blue is aged for 6 months which gives it the deep blue veins and luscious, bold flavor. This cheese isn’t really all that expensive, surprisingly, either. It is about $16.99 a pound but we got a .215 chunk and it was enough for a five person appetizer (along with 4 other chunks of cheese).
Link to Blue Cheese Recipes from Point Reyes Blue Themselves!
A Quick Guide to the 5 Types of Cheeses
Cheese Party Tips:
- DO – serve Wine & Cheese from same region, they often work well together. Wine & Cheese Pairing Guide.
- DO – serve one-half bottle of wine and 4 ounces of cheese per person
- Do, I mean Don’t, I mean DO … over-serve the boos when you are low on money at your next wine & cheese party. Everything will taste perfect even when you serve Velveta and a Port Cheese Ball.
- DON’T- serve cream cheese & White Zinfandel unless it’s for a Christmas Sweater Holiday Party