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Cheese Tasting

Our Cheese and Not Wine Party

Recently Marianna has discovered the wonder of cheese. Cheddar cheese, at any rate. When Anthony told her there was more than one kind of cheese she refused to believe him. 

Cue a 'cheese and not wine party' to celebrate the first day of Easter break.

Marianna invited Mr. and Mrs. Teddy to be the guests of honour, and we all duly got dressed up for the occasion. Anthony laid out an awesome cheese platter, plus the bottles of Nexba sugar free soft drinks we were #gifted last week to try out.

We all ranked each cheese out of five - with five being the best, and 0 the worst. Even the Teddys gave their scores, though they didn't count towards the total what with them not actually being able to eat. Or alive. You know, the little things.

Anyway, we started off with Manchago and worked our way through various European cheeses.

We've got Marianna's art easel set up in the living room, which is a whiteboard on one side, so we used that to keep track of the scores.  The winner was a fairly close run thing, with cheddar at 16, Spinoro at 15, and Port Salut at 14. One of my faves, Wensleydale and Cranberry, was just outside the top three with a score of 12.

In contrast, the loser was very clear. Castello Blue is one of the most disgusting things I have ever tasted in my life and Marianna refused to even put it in her mouth. She gave it a zero on smell alone - and I can't say I blame her!

After the tasting was over we set in on the buffet in earnest. To put it kindly, there was more of certain cheese leftover than others... 

Are you a cheese fan? Which is your favourite? :)

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  1. Thanks for sharing your impressions and ideas! I'm not a cheese fan, especially when it comes to smoked cheese. However, cheddar is also my family's fave while gorgonzola is something we all hate :)


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