Red, White and Blue Playoff Plate

I know where I will be this Sunday at 6:00p.m. I will be tuning in to watch my favorite team, The New York Giants take on the San Francisco ummm…oh yeah…49ers.  While watching with some close friends and family we will be enjoying some delicious appetizers and drinks.  In honor of the Giants, I have assembled a Red, White and Blue Playoff cheese plate.  I am listing them in order from mildest to mightiest:

1. Red Wax Gouda: This cow’s milk cheese is Holland’s most famous exported cheese.  It has a mild nutty flavor with a slightly creamy texture.  Pairs great with beer as well as lighter reds.

2. GrainDorge Petit Camembert au Calvados: This cow’s milk cheese hails from the Normandy region of France.  It is washed in Calvados (an apple flavored eau de vie).  The aroma is clean and the paste is creamy.   The flavor has the earthiness of a Camembert with the subtle sweetness of apple.

3. Saint Agur Blue: This pasteurized blue is made from cow’s milk in the Auvergne region of central France.  Enriched with cream, Saint Agur is considered to be a double crème cheese.  Aged for 60 days in cellars, this rich blue becomes stronger and spicier as it ages.  It is not as salty as traditional blues, but definitely as smooth as Victor Cruz.

Tags: , , , , , ,

About lmaybaum

Bottle King's resident Cheese Queen

One response to “Red, White and Blue Playoff Plate”

  1. jack says :

    the red wax gouda was a great suggestion! my party loved it. Cant wait to use all of your Ideas for next SUNDAY! #gogiants #super Bowl # winning!!!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: