November 6, 2009

Bra Duro Vecchio

Filed under: Favorite Cheeses — Tags: , , — Helen Jane @ 9:33 am

Tom and Kevs' cheeses

Maybe it’s a function of my my 35 week pregnant belly,
maybe it’s because we’ve been working on this site for the past many moons,
but I’ve been fondly nostalgic for Cheeses of Cheesewhizzes past.

I just remembered Tom’s entry in the Piedmont Cheesewhizzes from oh, two years ago now.
Bra Duro Vecchio.

It’s made from this specialized breed of cows, just to make this kind of cheese, just in this place.
Razza Bovina Piedmontese.
If you eat the cows, the meat is known for their low fat content.
If you make cheese from their milk, you end up with this yumminess.

Bra Duro, the one up there in the picture, is mild flavored and dang tasty with any wines from that part of Italy.
(Gamay, Barbera (my favorite) or Nebbiolo.)

Happy Cheesy Friday!


November 4, 2009

Martha Stewart – The Cheese Show

Filed under: Cheese Facts — Tags: — Natalie @ 12:52 pm

Yes, that’s right, you heard me correctly.

The leading lady of all thing Entertaining is doing a whole show devoted to Cheese.  And it is happening tomorrow, Thursday November 5.

There will be a cheese-plate how to, a guide to making your own fresh goat cheese, and much, much more!

How can you not tune in to watch this?  I am setting up my DVR right now!


November 2, 2009

Impromptu Cheesewhizzes

Filed under: Events — Tags: , — Helen Jane @ 3:29 pm

Brillat SavarinWe’re hosting a down and dirty Cheesewhizzes tasting next Saturday, November 14th at Natalie’s house.
(Where we threw down for the most recent “Beer and the Cheese that Loves it” Cheesewhizzes event.)

This theme?
Play favorites.

Just bring your favorite cheese and favorite pairing beverage and go to town.
Well, don’t go to town, we’d love to have you stay at the party.
(Can’t wait to see you there.)


October 15, 2009