The Spanish say queso.
The French say fromage.
I say cheese and more of it, please!
This special feature follows a cheese-driven girl on her journey to try all of the sweet, creamy, sharp, stinky and spicy cheeses the world is lucky to devour. I’m the friend who is constantly tagged in those cheese memes on Facebook about drowning in grated cheese when the waiter/waitress asks you to “say when.” In queso emergency, just say cheese!
This month’s cheese acts as a buffer for the weird transition we Floridians have as the change in seasons takes place everywhere else, but we really don’t feel any difference here. Perusing the cheese section of our local Publix deli, I came across a garlic and pesto Monterey Jack cheese labeled as a gourmet and specialty cheese and, alas, here we are.
Upon opening the package, garlic immediately fills your senses. My first bite coated my taste buds with garlic with a rich and creamy texture of the cheese. I didn’t seem to notice the pesto, however. The other ingredients listed in the cheese are parsley and basil, and they seem to take a back seat to the garlic notes, just like the pesto.
I’d use this cheese to elevate pasta, melting it within the dish and spreading the ooey-gooey garlicky goodness throughout. It could even be an amazing center of cheese curds!
All in all, this cheese is a nice change and upgrade to any standard Monterey Jack. At $4.50 for about half a pound, I’m happy with this purchase and may even buy it again! For now, I will return to eating this cheese along with crackers and grapes because when something works, why quit it, right?!
When it comes to all things cheese, I guess you can’t say I don’t know jack!
Is this article too cheesy? DEFINITELY. Send me your favorite cheese meme or joke to firstname.lastname@example.org and let me know your thoughts on your favorite cheese-filled meals! Is anybody else hungry all of a sudden?