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Cheese Plate @ Artisanal: August 12, 2011

Posted by Maddie on August 12, 2011 at 9:50 PM

My Cheese Plate Today, Aug 12

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1. Roves des Garrigues

2. Cremont

3. Pierre Robert

4. Pecorino Toscano Stagionato

5. Hittisau

6. Gouda, Aged 4 years

7. La Peral

My ratings for today's cheese plate:

Roves des Garrigues: +1. fresh, light, herby, taste does't linger too much, light aftertaste

Cremont: +0. tart, acid, chalky, salty, light, flavorful rind

Pierre Robert: +1. aftertaste is saltier, texture is more liquidy as you get closer to middle. salty, firmer portion of cheese tastes like cream cheese. tastes better with rind, acidic, can taste ammonia, liquid paste tastes better

Pecorino Toscano Stagionato: +1. nutty, olive oil flavor, milk, salty, very mild, not very flavorful

Hittisau: +2. good melting cheese, "fryable," rich, deep, full flavor, good aftertaste, tastes good with rind, earthy

Gouda, Aged 4 Years: +0. salty, sweet, crystalline texture, tastes good with concord grape juice, tastes briny, waxy oily coating, more mild near rind, caramel-like

La Peral: +1. like a dry gorgonzola, briny, salty

Notes

The cream from one fat is striped off and combined with another cream for making double and triple cremes. 

Transhumance: vertical seasonal livestock movement, typically to higher pastures in summer and to lower valleys in winter.

parmiggiano = olive oil flavor pecorino = meaty

Enjoy!

Maddie

Categories: Other, Artisanal, Cheese

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