Say cheese again!

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3 cheeses
As I mentioned earlier, I was given 5 kinds of cheese in a care package. Here is the report on the other two cheeses. We decided to be radical and tried them for breakfast with honey, barbecued bread and coffee.

They. Were. Delicious.


  • Alex Premium Smooth (Ontario intensity seven cheddar): smooth is right!! This is a lovely aged cheddar – there’s nothing better than a good aged cheddar and honey!
  • Val deon (Spanish cow and goat’s milk): still the most fabulous killer blue – strong, heady, creamy but not too strong and heady. Fantastic on its own or with honey. It is still my favourite – almost….
  • Manchego (Spanish raw sheep’s milk cheese) Slightly caramelized crystals in this spectacular cheese. This is great with honey and stellar on its own. I can’t wait to try it as a dessert cheese with a little wine or eau de vie. The manchego was T’s favourite – and tied with the Val Deon as my other favourite.

Many many thanks once again to my sister and brother-in-law for these thoroughly delightful tastings. What a great introduction to Spanish cheese; it rocks!!!

Lucky us!! We still have cheddar and manchego left for desserts!

Oooh, I just thought of something: apple pie….


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2 responses to “Say cheese again!

  1. Your Sister

    Glad the hard cheeses were successful too. Do read “Monsignor Quixote” by Graham Greene – Manchego cheese is almost one of the characters, aside from the general wonderfulness of the book which is both comedic and reflective.

    Mmm, apple pie and cheese.

  2. ejm Post author

    They were more than successful!! The only thing wrong with them is that they’re all gone.

    Thanks for the Graham Greene tip. I have loved every Graham Greene book I’ve read and look forward to reading one in which manchego is a character.


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