Let's start from the beginning, shall we? A week ago I got a fun package from the people at Foodbuzz and Sargento. They sent me a guide to tasting cheese, and because they knew my cheap tush wasn't going to buy anything that I haven't already guaranteed is delicious, they also sent me a $25 American Express gift card to buy some goodies. I love free money, so I was in.
The idea is to taste test Sargento cheese along with another type of cheese. Well, I bought two types of cheese, two crackers (one regular and one gluten-free) and still had money left. I don't know about where you guys live, but here in Georgia $25 buys you way more than that. So I figured the people at Sargento would want me to buy some ham, grapes, and wine. You know, for research testing purposes. Uh huh.
So hubs and I headed to our new place, used all the great new kitchen stuff, and dug in to the feast. I mean...politely sampled the various cheeses, comparing mouth feel and taste. In a very classy, very distinguished way. At no point in time did the wine get to our heads, and give us the idea that sliding across the floors Risky Business style was a good idea. Nope. These pictures are purely coincidence.
Don't worry, we did actually talk for a minute or two about the cheese. The verdict? I preferred the Sargento slices. Honestly, sliced cheese just doesn't look like it's going to be particularly tasty, and I would probably not serve it normally. But this was completely different from kraft singles (sorry kraft). Not yellow, not processed. Hubs preferred the other cheese we bought-it was sharper and stronger in taste. Overall I would say-probably not the best cheese to serve at an actual cocktail party, BUT the best sliced cheese I've tasted.
Snobby Questions: Favorite kind of cheese? Do you buy sliced cheese or blocks? Favorite wine?
White sharp cheddar is my favorite (hence why I bought that type), stinky cheese is a big no-no in my book. Can't stand the stuff. I generally never buy sliced cheese. Wine = white, sauvignon blanc. I like red wine, but my teeth get RED and I just look ridiculous so I avoid it.
Fun Questions: Ever watch Risky Business? Wear socks and slide around on slippery floors?
Have to admit, I've never seen the movie. But of course I know about the infamous Tom Cruise scene where he slides around. You guys--it's SO.MUCH.FUN!
|Thanks for the inspiration, Mr. Cruise.|