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!
Attempting to focus on a summery cheese yet again, I shopped around for a fruity cheese and discovered an apricot Wensleydale for this month. This cheese is suitable for vegetarians and made in England. The flavor I had imagined tempted me, and I immediately grabbed this wedge of cheese off the shelf. (I found it at Sam’s Club.)
I was a bit surprised that when I had cut into it, it crumbled fairly easily. Upon my first bite, I was let down. It wasn’t quite as delicious as I had expected it to be. Then again, I had never tried (or even heard of) a Wensleydale cheese. I know, shame on me … I should be a cheese expert. But, hey, at least I’m open to trying it!
The tiny pieces of apricot made me think the cheese would be sweeter, but it was on the dryer side and honestly reminded me of a glass of Riesling. Weird, I know, but wine usually pairs well with cheese, so in this case, what better than the two being combined into one?
I can easily see this apricot Wensleydale on a charcuterie board paired with crackers and some salty prosciutto to help balance the dryness and mildness of the cheese. I honestly don’t see myself buying it again, but I’m glad I got to try it.
When all else fails, CHEESE!
Is this article too cheesy? DEFINITELY. Send me your favorite cheese meme or joke to email@example.com and let me know your thoughts on your favorite cheese-filled meals! Is anybody else hungry all of a sudden?