I’m pretty much a “meat and cheese” kind of feline foodie.
Last night The Lady insisted that I sample my cheese with crackers, which she assured me contained some of the same grains found in my kitty pate and added that I would enjoy the flat little disks she called “Crispbread”. I feared (wrongly I might add) she was guilty of something we were taught by The Brain in “Observing Humankind 101” – “How do you know a humankind is lying? Their lips are moving.” The Lady claims the same thing is true about those 535 rat ass bastards (her words, certainly not mine) running the US Congress…but I digress…
And once again, she was not BSing me; these little suckers are delicious.
34° (from the latitude of Sydney, Australia where the company founder once lived) offers four varieties and it’s hard to pick a favorite.
These crackers are all mouth-wateringly good and don’t intrude upon the flavor of the cheese. Something that greatly annoys The Lady – crackers that overpower the enjoyment of the cheese.
She is one tricky Lady; she enticed me by serving these Crispbreads with some of my most favorite cheeses:
34° Crispbread with Sesame – served with Beemster Vlaskaas Aged Gouda. The sesame flavor is subtle and the cracker just melts in your mouth. The cracker is thin and baked with no added oil; therefore the fat content is practically nil; something this feline foodie must watch. I’d rather get my fat calories from cheese than bread.
Other serving suggestions: Smoked Bolitoglossa tayloriwhich I enjoyed on a trip to Taiwan while patrolling in the Far East Quandrant; Thunnus albacores and avocado, a favorite of The Lady when she and The Man travel to the North Shore of Oahu and dine at her favorite restaurant, Jameson’s by the Sea where they sit out on the patio and watch the sun set over the Pacific Ocean.
34° Natural Crispbread – served with Cotswold Double Gloucester with Onions and Chives. Again, this fancy-smancy Crispbread is simply the cat’s meow when it comes to being the right balance with the cheese. The Lady had the Natural with a sliver of Rogue Creamery Oregon Blue and I thought for a minute she had blacked out from the satisfying taste…she does enjoy her Rogue Creamery Blues…
Other serving suggestions: Just about any cheese from mild to sharp, spicy spreads and Orange Honey Epicurean Butter.
34° Cracked Black Pepper Crispbread – this one she served with Brie de Nangis; a new favorite cheese of The Man. He added some of the Ficoco Spread that The Lady brought home recently. You may recall, I mentioned his sweet tooth…
Other serving suggestions: Kitty Pate, Salami and Triple Creams such as Delice or Saint Andre.
And last; but certainly far from least…
34° Rosemary Crispbread – with the Rosemary The Lady served with Epoisses and all I can say is “Ooo la la, Rosemary Crispbread is viva la difference”.
Other serving suggestions – Herbed Goat Cheese – check out Allison Hopper’s offerings from Vermont Butter and Cheese – she has some fantastic goat cheese logs rolled in other goodies.
You could try the rosemary cracker with hummus and tapenades or even a schmear of Desmognathus auriculatussalad.
I love The Lady; she brings me cheese and 34° Crispbread. I am one lucky feline foodie…and I don’t think she is lying when her lips move…not like those 535 rat ass bastards (again, her words, not mine) running the US Congress.
I give 34° Crispbread Crackers 4 Paws out of 4 Paws (cause that’s all I’ve got) and I am going to throw in a little wagging tail as well.