Sunday, March 29, 2009

Would you like a little cheese with your wine?

Sunday was one of those weird eating days when you eat at different times than you normally do. We didn't eat lunch until around 3:30 so when it was time for dinner we weren't super hungry. While surfing on the Internet, an idea for a cheese plate came into mind.. and you know what is good with cheese... wine! Perfect! I went to Central Market in search of cheese for our light dinner. According to the cheese aficionado's online you should have odd numbers of cheese (3,5,7)... why you ask they say that it is more visually pleasing to the eye.... whateva, we went with 4 cheeses. I did remember that the Barefoot Contessa said when picking cheeses you wanted to pick a type of blue cheese, a hard cheese (like Parmesan), and a soft cheese (like a goat cheese or a brie) so you have a good combination of flavors and textures. I picked an aged cheddar, a chipotle chevre, Gorgonzola (which is in the blue family), and a smoked Gouda. I also added a sliced apple, green olives, sliced hard salami, strawberries, and crackers. OH. MY. GAWD. YUM. We enjoyed a bottle of a Gewurtztraminer wine, which is a white wine that is slightly sweet.

So yummy!

Jim was in charge of washing and slicing the strawberries.

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