Sunday, August 12, 2012

Milwaukee Cheese


While in Milwaukee last month, you know I had to buy as much cheese as possible. My friend took me to The Wisconsin Cheese Mart downtown and I wanted to write about some of the cheeses that I enjoyed (and shared).

Gran Queso – This is a Spanish-style cheese that reminded me of Manchego.

Cheese Curds - Soft and squishy goodness!

Roth Kase Surchoix Gruyere aged 9 months. World Champ 2004, ACS best 1999 – This was actually too pungent for me to have more than a few bites. I definitely needed a strong, red wine to wash it down.

Baby Swiss Cheese – I’m sorry, but I can’t help that Swiss cheese is my all-time favorite since I was a kid!

White Cheddar with Blueberries – This cheese was sweet thanks to the blueberries, but combined with a sharpness in the finish for a good balance

Black Sheep Truffle Cheese by Carr Valley – Anything with truffles is very rich. This also could have used a strong wine to pair with it.

Chocolate Cheese Fudge – Another one of my favorites because this might as well have been real fudge if the label didn’t say cheese on it!

Photo by Kim Reske