Had a few boys over for the big game yesterday. While we were all sad to see New England lose, we couldn’t help but happily enjoy the cheese and other goodies on display.
The Bonne Bouche is, at this point, an old favorite. Despite being a Cowgirl Creamery fan, it had been a VERY long time since I’d had any Mt. Tam. My best friend and her mom visited the Cowgirl Creamery outpost in the Ferry Building on Saturday morning, and presented me with this round as a gift. Words cannot describe how delicious it is and I think, at the party, it was the fan favorite. Once I had the Bonne Bouche and the Mt. Tam, I knew I needed something hard and crowd-pleasing. My friends at Mission Cheese recommended The Classico, and they were right on the money.
Rounding out the party platter: Some salami that Mike had in the fridge, curry mustard from Hop Kiln Winery in Healdsburg CA, and a little bit of fig compote.
Not pictured: The make-your-own Bloody Mary bar I put together in the kitchen. Hey, maybe if this cheese career doesn’t pan out, I can pursue event-planning. I’m not the greatest cook, but I sure do like to put a platter together.