I love my friend Tania. She is so sweet and thoughtful, among many other great qualities. And she also shares our family’s love of goat cheese. This being the case, when she saw that our family didn’t make it back up to the Berkshires over the weekend, she went to Rawson Brook Farm and bought me some delicious Thyme and Olive Oil Chevre.
And then she delivered it to me. And then we started eating it–first by the spoonful and then spread on crackers. (But, really–who needs crackers?)
My husband and I both agree that it is something special and when our tub is gone, we will drive the 2 1/2 hours up to Monterey, MA to get some more. (Hopefully before the baby comes…I think I will need some more to help me recover from giving birth. Who needs chocolate? Give me some Chevre!)
I heard about the “olympics of cheese” on NPR.. I forget what the even was actually called.. was this one of the winners? I mean .. we all should have gone to Wisconsin or whevertheheck they held it so that we could try our hand at the cutting the 900 pound cheese contest (not kidding… they really do).
I really enjoy reading your blog! Also, I thought I’d mention that I have a small artisan-made chevre addiction. It can be purchased at my local Whole Foods for more than double the price it can be purchased for two hours from where I live, the small town where it is made. So, when I have a chance to get back to the small town (where I used to live) I buy lots, or when friends visit from there I make them bring me some. I then put it in the freezer and it seems to suffer no damage to flavor or texture if used w/in a couple or three months. It is packaged in plastic tubs like the one in your photos. Just thought I’d pass that along.
Rawson Cheese! Amazing! We’re enjoying some of that ourselves!
Mmm….I love goat’s cheese. That looks fabulous!