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Cheese In The News – Vol. 7

assorted cheese pictureCinderella First Lost Her Slipper, Now Loses Her Crown

Well, the results are in for the 2010 World Championship Cheese Contest held in Wisconsin, and Quebec’s Le Cendrillon, winner of the 2009 World Cheese Award, is not the winner. The honour goes to Swiss Cheesemaker Cedric Fragniere’s Gruyere.  It is described as having a “creamy texture and light hint of herbs”. Second place also went to a Swiss. Andeer Sennerei took second place with a smear-ripened hard cheese called an Andeerer Traum. I love cheese, but I must admit that a cheese described as “smear-ripened” makes me uneasy.

Yet Another Reason To Hate The iPhone

Ken Aversano and his wife, Diane, actually sculpted Steve Jobs’ face out of a block of mozzarella. How many ways can I call these people stupid? Now, you may be thinking “Wait a minute…didn’t you applaud Prudence Staite for her cheese art in a previous post?” Yes, yes I did. She actually created art (ok, art and a bust of Obama, but that’s beside the point!) She isn’t a Mac lover trying to get attention, and a free upgrade.  I’ve got nothing against Macs, but I do hate the iPhone with an unnatural passion. Sigh. I’m sure there’s an app for that.

Having Trouble Figuring Out Which Wine To Serve With Your Cheese?

Well, I live to wreak havoc, so let me now add to your insanity by telling you that you can also pair it with BEER! Alright, I’ll put you out of your misery.  Here’s a video that suggests which beer goes with which cheese.

I offer the following disclaimer: I have not tried the suggestions offered in the video. I have tried beer. Repeatedly. I have tried cheese. In copious amounts. I enjoy both. I have never tried them together. I do not necessarily endorse this video. I do, however, endorse cheese. I also, thoroughly, endorse beer. (I may have had several dozen while writing this blog) If you follow their guidelines and it sucks, it is not my fault. If you follow their guidelines and you love it, you owe me. Big. Very big. I have a Paypal account.

And I know people.

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  • You have boggled my mind. Again.

  • Sorry but I think the judges must have holes in their head to vote for the top two of Swiss origin. Where the hell is the good old US 0f A kick back or paying off the judges.
    .-= Man Over Board´s last blog ..My Fathers Day Hike =-.

  • MOB – Not to worry! The US took home the majority of blue ribbons (Best mild Cheddar, Best Feta, Best Provolone, Best Colby, Best Monterey Jack, Best bribes…).

    Linda – Excellent! Confusing the masses is the first step in my plan for world domination. Mwaahahahahaha.

  • I read your posts and begin CRAVING cheese. Tonight, since it is the weekend.. I have a major treat next to me. CHEEEESSEEEE. It is a stilton with dates and orange… Costco… NOT an award winning cheese for sure… but it hits the spot when I read your blog!
    .-= Katherine´s last blog ..The Unexpected Gift Of Spring =-.

  • Oh that’s good to know then Nicky. I hate it when we have awards here in the States and we always end up giving them to other countries instead of ours.
    .-= Man Over Board´s last blog ..My Beautiful Ferrari Was Stolen Today =-.

  • I think that app for hating the iPhone is called an iHammer. I keep one of those handy just in case any stray iPhones happen by. 😀
    .-= Ratty´s last blog ..Where Do I Begin? =-.

  • Katherine – Sounds delish! Now I have a craving for cheese 🙂

    MOB – Trust me, I totally understand how it absolutely sucks when your country hosts a competition and then underperforms in it! The Vancouver Olympics aside, Canada has a long history of disappointing results. We did, however, walk away with Best Medium Cheddar and Best Sharp Cheddar in this case.

    Ratty – iHammer! Besides cracking me up, you have made my day! I have GOT to get me one of those 🙂

  • Um. I hate to admit this, but I have an iPhone. HOWEVER, I laughed OUT LOUD whren I read this sentence:

    “I do hate the iPhone with an unnatural passion. Sigh. I’m sure there’s an app for that.”

    Ahahhahaha AHAHHAHahhah

    And I seriously LOVE cheese with a creamy texture and light hint of herbs! YUM.
    .-= meleah rebeccah´s last blog ..Doing Things Differently™’ – My Week In Review [Part Seven] =-.

  • Meleah – I don’t hate iPhone owners, and even if I did, you would be the exception to the rule!

    I’m thinking the next cheese we review may just be creamy with a light hint of herbs…providing it doesn’t prove as difficult as Cotswold to find!

  • YAY! I feel better now!
    .-= meleah rebeccah´s last blog ..Doing Things Differently™’ – My Week In Review [Part Seven] =-.

  • Jen

    Beer with cheese? You make it sound like a weird thing. But then I lived in Wisconsin for three years so it’s like PB&J to me.
    .-= Jen´s last blog ..Obama and The Health Care Bill =-.

  • Jen, I think I need to visit Wisconsin!

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