6 Tasty Cheeses

Sun, Dec 20, 2009

Dining, Featured

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On the sixth day before Christmas, 
Miscelaney sent to me 
6 Tasty Cheeses

 Heather Paper gives us her top cheese picks.


1 ) CowGirl Creamery Mt. Tam Triple Cream

Several years ago, when traveling in California, I discovered Cowgirl Creamery. Their Mt. Tam triple-cream is one of my faves, but you can’t go wrong with any of them.

cowgirl creamery






2 ) King Island Dairy Roaring Forties Blue

In my book, the best blue cheese is Roaring Forties Blue from Australia’s King Island Dairy. And, no, you don’t need a passport to find it; this sweet, slightly nutty cheese is readily available on our own mainland.

Roaring 40






3 ) Beecher’s Flagship

Beecher’s Flagship—a semi-hard cow’s milk cheese with a uniquely robust, nutty flavor—is a must-have for any cheese board. Yummy in omelets or mac ‘n’ cheese, too.







4 ) Black Sheep Creamery

From Black Sheep Creamery right here in Washington, take your pick. Mopsy’s Best. Black Sheep Tomme. Pecorino d’Adna. If the cheeses alone weren’t enough to grab you, wait til you see the sweet lambs on their site!

 black sheep creamery







5 ) Mt. Townsend Creamery Cirrus

Cirrus, from Mt. Townsend Creamery is a camembert “inspired by the small, thin white clouds that hang over the Olympic Mountains, yet is rooted in the tradition of French cheese making.” My description is much shorter: Yum.

 Mt Townsend







6 ) Cyprus Grove Fresh Chevre

Chevres make excellent dessert cheeses and also are a really good base for appetizers due to an easy-to-spread consistency, light texture and very mild flavor. Cyprus Grove is one of the best I’ve found so far.









4 Responses to “6 Tasty Cheeses”

  1. admin says:

    HJP—Yummy picks!!! Some new ones to add to my list. Thanks!

  2. Lori says:

    Thanks…I’m keeping this list. Always in need of user-approved, great cheeses~

  3. Joan says:

    I love black sheep creamery!!! LOVE it.

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