By Nancy and James Chuda founder of LuxEcoLiving and co-founders of Healthy Child Healthy World
The Best Cheese in the World Series
LuxEcoLiving caught these cheese celebrities free ranging. Did someone say cheese?
Did you say cheese? We’re not talking Velveeta. Although, let me say that was my first non- real cheese experience. Back then, pasteurized cows milk produced thin sliced squares squares of something orange in color. All moms made us eat them thinking thet would build strong bones. They slathered mustard and mayo between two pieces of white bread and called it a cheese sandwich. Four little squares, soft and sometimes mushy (around noon) with a carton of milk was considered a healthy lunch.
Or how about a melted cheese sandwich before we had the Panini press. Remember your first recipe that your mom taught you? Using two thick slices of Velveeta fried in a pan with plenty of butter. Back then nobody was counting their colesterol.
Well, Daisy cow, Emily goat, and Billie Barb sheep, have come a long way; from pastures to curds, some stinky, bloomy, soft, hard, wet, wine soaked, and olive oil rubbed… our girls have been busy making the most delicious, (consumptuous) lactose intolerant cheeses… some are even proprietary recipes, caved aged by masters who are meticulous about the finite details of refining their cheeses.
The experience of dining on cheese with a few good friends is a totally delectable even sensual experience. And what I love, is the totally unique experience, the experience, of tasting cheese brings to the party.
Two of the best cheese stores in the world are Venissimo of California with four locations. And if you are a really serious cheesemonger, head to Murray’s of New York. Here are my favorite pics.
Basilicata (Italy) which is veined with the precious and luxurious truffles then rubbed
Best served with a French Bordeaux or White Burgundy.
Blue Paradise- USA HOOK CHEESE from Wisconsin– CAVE AGED DOUBLE CREAM
Here are some wonderful pairings from Murray’s.
Urban Oven- Classic white- Artisan baked
Boat Street French Plum Pickles
Bee-Raw- Colorado Star Thistle Honey