Say Cheese! They were sampling this cheese at Trader Joe’s last week and normally I try to refrain from in-store sampling because one sample leads to four which leads to a cart full of impulse purchases.
Last week I left the store without buying it, but I had been thinking about this cheese ever since.
Yesterday I went back and purchased the cheese and doesn’t that say something about the power of sampling. Samples do apparently work for their intended usage of driving sales, rather than for the (unintended) usage of feeding children and tiding them over so mom can buy herself another 4.37 minutes of concentration and shopping time.
It’s got a really intense flavor because it’s been aged 1000 days, but it’s not “bitey”. Just mature and well-aged.
Cheese and grapes, cheese and dried fruit, this cheese platter, oh yes, Cheese Please.
Cheese and wine
More cheesy recipes to follow that you can add cheese to, add vegan cheese to (Daiya or similar), or keep “cheezy” with nutritional yeast:
Spicy Baked Eggs and Hash Brown Casserole (add cheese to it)
Spinach and Red Pepper Frittata (add cheese to it)
“Spicy Doritos” Cheezy Dip (vegan, GF)
Kale Chips (Raw, Vegan, GF)
Spinach & Artichoke Dip (Fat Free, Vegan)
Cheezy Vegetable Bake (vegan, GF)
Ritz Cracker-Stuffed Peanut Butter Cups (No-Bake, Vegan, and a little nutritional yeast for added cheezy-ness_
Do you like cheese? What kind of cheese, or cheeze, do you eat?
Favorite cheese recipes or ways to eat it?
I grew up in the Minnesota where dairy cows and cheese are plentiful. I moved on to plenty of wine sampling and cheese plates as I got older, but for the five years or so that I was strictly vegan, I really didn’t miss cheese. Once I just wrote it off, I didn’t miss it (I could never write off chocolate or coffee, but cheese was easier).
It’s rare that I actually buy a block of cheese and just eat cheese, because, well, one bite leads to the block. Not necessarily something one needs to be doing tons of, so you see, the free samples will get you, every time.
I also am a fan of nutritional yeast. I buy mine here (use code AVE630 to save $5 on your order)
I’ve never really used much Daiya or soy-based cheese. It’s either brie or bust, so to speak.