I’ve been spreading the cheese love around in my exploration of cheese (previous post). So, my sister called me up to say she’d selected a few cheeses for a cheese-tasting! Way to go, sis!
Meadowkaas Gouda spring cow’s milk (Dutch) is available for roughly three months out of the year. It is fairly soft, mild-flavored, and creamy, with a slight edge.
Parrano is a Gouda and Parmesan blend (also Dutch). It is a harder, aged cheese with crunchy calcium lactate. It’s nutty and buttery (more about these Goudas).
We also had a Wensleydale with cranberries (English), a lovely soft cheese with the added flavors of cranberries (Wensleydale). It is a “relative” of Roquefort — it seems that monks from the Roquefort region of France settled in North Yorkshire and started making it. ( I’d like to try the blue Wensleydale as well if I can locate it.)
We enjoyed these cheeses with apples, grapes, and a dry white wine. Looking forward to our next cheese venture. (Past cheese tasting posts).