Posts Tagged ‘cheese’

Politico Queso

Monday, August 16th, 2010

(photo found at The Great Cheese Quest)

Murray’s is offering the following class this September:

Cheese Politics
We find American politics invigorating, but not always delicious. For intellectual stimulation that will also tantalize your tastebuds, we would like to introduce you to one of our favorite subjects: Cheese Politics. We’re pitting Red States versus Blue States to see who will reign as king of curd. Will Texas, Virginia, and Utah present the winning campaign, or will California, Vermont, and Oregon rule the soapbox? Carlos Yescas, food consultant and cheese judge who holds a PhD in Politics from the New School for Social Research, will guide us through a tasting of cheeses from across the country, all framed by hot topics in domestic politics. It’s almost fall– time to put our thinking caps on as we settle into a plate of great American Cheese.
When: 09.11.10
6:30-8:00 PM
Instructor: Carlos Yescas
Cost: $50.00

First, I post this because I can just imagine Snacktime’s eyes rolling, which amuses me greatly.  Second, I almost want to go just to see what on earth could possibly come of this class.  Will there be debates?  Will there be anger!?!

The Joy of Cheese!

Monday, August 2nd, 2010

Long story of how I discovered “The Joy of Cheese,” so let’s skip that, and get right down to it.  According to their facebook page:

The Joy of Cheese is Martin Johnson’s roving cheese party. A typical Joy of Cheese event involves sampling a bunch of cheeses, while Martin discusses them in terms of production style, geographic origin, and flavor nuances.

And with status updates like:

The Joy of Cheese Fromage of the Day, 08.02.10: Senne Flada. Buttery, direct, and just a little funky at the finish, this cow’s milk delight is from Switzerland. It pairs well with Rieslings or nearly any sweetness, saisons, and kolsches. If it was a Radiohead recording, it would be In Rainbows: new, yet kinda timeless

I’m kinda into it.  Pairing it with music/songs makes it… less snobby, more creative and funny.  Plus it’s a frackin cheese party!  YEAH!

Consider Processed Cheese!

Tuesday, May 11th, 2010

It was all horrible. Laughing Cow smells alarmingly of nothing. On the tongue, it’s clammy and cold, chilled snot whiffing of silage. Dairylea is epically disgusting: baby-sick panna cotta. Cheestrings – technically not processed, but a heated, elongated cousin – sent me their “shots” to try: lentil-sized lumps that looked like Brian May’s dandruff.

Oliver Thring in Consider Processed Cheese on The Guardian today.  Chosen explicitly for the superfluously creative (read: borderline disgusting) language in insulting processed cheese.  And by the way, I do not approve of dissing Brian May.

Cheese, please.

Tuesday, April 27th, 2010

After I’d finished reading The Washington Post’s “The Cheesy Fast Food Breakfast”, I came to the conclusion you inevitably will come to as well – the author, Jennifer LaRue Huget, has obviously never had a hangover.

The Endangered Cheese List

Saturday, March 27th, 2010


Finding it ironic that a cheese called “Vacherin d’Abondance” is now extinct. RIP.