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Cheese and Poem Matchup

Posted by Maddie on August 13, 2011 at 11:45 AM

Cheese and Poetry matchup (Aug 13):

Pierre Robert (double creme) & Because I Could Not Stop For Death by Emily Dickinson

Pierre Robert is a decadent triple-crème-style cheese from Seine-et-Marne. When Robert Rouzaire and his friend Pierre began to tire of their Brillat-Savarin, inspiration struck. They began aging the same triple-crème longer in their caves, enabling it to further develop its flavor and become even more meltingly rich in texture. They named their new success Pierre-Robert, for obvious reasons. With a whimsical boulder ("Pierre" means rock) adorning its snow-white rind, Pierre-Robert appeals to anyone craving pure and utter decadence. Buttery, smooth, and mild, this cheese ought to be eaten spread on bread or even graham crackers.


Because I Could Not Stop For Death by Emily Dickinson

Because I could not stop for Death,

He kindly stopped for me;

The carriage held but just ourselves

And Immortality.

 

We slowly drove, he knew no haste,

And I had put away

My labour, and my leisure too,

For his civility.

 

We passed the school where children played,

Their lessons scarcely done;

We passed the fields of gazing grain,

We passed the setting sun.

 

We paused before a house that seemed

A swelling of the ground;

The roof was scarcely visible,

The cornice but a mound.

 

Since then 'tis centuries; but each

Feels shorter than the day

I first surmised the horses' heads

Were toward eternity.


The name of Dickinson's poem in itself describes how I feel at Pierre Robert. Pierre Robert is possibly the most creamy cheese I've had in a long time (similar to the sheep and goat milk bries I had when I had to get my wisdom teeth removed). To simply describe the Pierre Robert, it is like stripping the cream off of cream cheese and mixing it with sheep milk brie. It can be considered as heart attack on a plate. The idea of someone who cannot stop for death makes us think about someone who is too busy living and enjoying life to worry about death. This cheese is amazing, very creamy, but that is what makes Pierre Robert so great. In summary, Pierre Robert is so tasty, you should not worry about the calories and fat it contains while eating it. Don't stop for death!


Enjoy!

Maddie

Categories: Cheese Meets Poetry, Cheese, Poetry

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