In a previous post I mentioned The Fox & The Crow in Fort Collins. They not only have great food, but also quite the extensive cheese selection. That means they also have non-cow cheese!
Went in these to see what I could find to have as just a fun appetizer for a dinner. After some discussion, I was offered a sample of the Idiazabal, a sheep’s milk cheese from Spain. It was amazing! Just semi-hard and had a unique smokiness to it. Far too good. Had to be careful not to buy too much of it. Would also be perfect paired with some Pinotage!
Had to do some quick research on it, as well. Did not know there is a cheese.com site… it confirmed my taste of smoke and gave me more info. Great stuff. Can’t wait to grab more.
When at (one of) food shopper’s heavens the other day, Trader Joe’s, I was actually shopping for cheese. Yes, cheese. I was initially just going to grab some Manchego but then decided to see how many labels I could read to determine which ones had sheep’s milk (vs cow’s). After going through a good bit of the cheese case, I did find several that I could eat, being lactose intolerant. I found this new (to me) one that looked intriguing. One of the Crew Members walked by and I asked if he’d had it before to get his thoughts. He said…not yet. He took it back to the sampling area and opened it open so we could both try it. Awesome customer service! And, amazing cheese. A bit softer than Manchego but a bit harder than cheddar. It’s Mini Basque Cheese from France. Totally buy some. You won’t be disappointed.