Bleu Cheese Hors d'Oeuvres

Cheese, Glorious Cheese

Today’s post is a tribute to a food that was the inspiration for this entire blog: CHEESE! Instead of cooking a meal, we’re eating a cheese plate made up of Sini Fulvi Sottocenere w/ Truffles (a creamy semi-soft truffle spiked cow’s milk cheese), Blue Castello ( a soft, spreadable, creamy cow’s milk blue cheese), 6 month aged Manchego El Trigal (a slightly sharp semi-firm sheep’s milk cheese), thinly sliced granny smith apples, whole wheat crackers, and local honey for drizzling.

A: I bet you (most of you at least) didn’t know that our entire site was built upon a love of cheese! Go back. Look at our very first post. At the time Whole Foods had just opened in Baton Rouge and the cheese gates of heaven were flung open. Cheeeeeeese. Sooooo. Muuuuuch. Cheese. It was a glorious slice of Humboldt Fog that looked too gorgeous for us not to take photos of before gobbling it down. Well, with Tyler being the computer scientist guy he is, there was only one thing for us to do: post the scrumptious cheese pics onto the internet! Thus the birth of WWE. We were so in our own little food site world that it took us over 6 months before we knew that other food blogs existed. That’s a far cry from today, where i can spend hours reading through all the delicious blogs I have in my google feed reader. Here’s to cheese! Wooooo Hoooo!

Manchego Cheese

Truffle Cheese

Manchego Cheese

Bleu cheese spread out

12 comments so far:

  1. jef says:

    Wow. Cheese! Who’d have guessed that it would have inspired you to make this? Maybe you should honor it more often? Maybe a cheese birthday or something?

  2. Ros says:

    Wow- it’s strange looking at your early posts. I had no idea you started off as a photoblog and it’s especially weird because you’ve become one of my top favourite reads. I’m glad you switched styles.

    There certainly was a lot of cheese posted in that first month! I like the look of that valdeon

    I met someone here at college (I think she was from Taiwan) who didn’t even know there was more than one type of cheese! Apparently she, and most of her friends, hadn’t tried anything but processed slices. I almost cried for them. ;)

  3. Amanda says:

    I think you’re on to something, Jef. We could do a monthly cheese posting and i would get a reason to go spend thirty bucks on three small wedges of cheese! :-D anything that give me an excuse to do that works for me!

    Thanks Ros! You know, we didn’t actually start out as a photo blog. We actually deleted all of our original posts because… they… uh, got a bit ranchy. ;-) T & I have a perverse sense of humor and once we started to show our site to our families we decided we would tone down our conversations and just delete all the post up to that point! I, as we speak (or as I type, i suppose the case maybe), am weeping for all of those in the world who have never had any cheese other than process slices! what a cheese tragedy! :-P

  4. Bobby says:

    Softshell crabs are back in season here.

  5. Bobby says:

    And the cheese reminds me I have some hog’s head cheese in the fridge, if it hasn’t walked away

  6. Leena! says:

    thats so sad that you deleted blogs. i have a mouth worse than a drunken sailor, so i reckon i would have really enjoyed them!
    mmmmm, cheese! i love doing a nice baked brie or camembert with a crap ton of pecans and brown sugar wrapped in a little puff pastry. cheese alone doesn’t quite clog my arteries enough!

  7. Rhonda says:

    Thanks so much for your most excellent blog. I have been fixated on some 3 yr old Compte for a few months now & am so happy we have stores like Hamel in Quebec, actually a 10 minute drive from my home. The nice folks at Hamel really know their cheese, give good advice and allow customers to taste whatever they want, ensuring you leave with the cheese that’s right for you. Check out their site: http://www.fromageriehamel.com/accueil_en.html. Their search engine alone is enough to make most jealous. Raw milk cheese rules!

  8. aria says:

    mmmmm, yes. i love a cheese plate too. so much! i wish i knew more about them though.

  9. chase says:

    I love cheese! Most of the cheese that I eat are Bree, Camembert and Feta

  10. Do you happen to know if there is somewhere in Kansas City where one can purchase Compte Cheeze?

    Thanks

  11. our fav friday night supper is a selection of cheese, green apple slices, crackers and baguette….

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