The Lady and I are teaming up with Daelia’s Biscuits for Cheese to give one of our loyal readers the chance to win an assortment of Daelia’s Biscuits for Cheese. (How to enter, follows the review.)
The Lady created a special cheese board of Local Oregon and Washington State cheeses to especially pair with Daelia’s Biscuits. The cheese and biscuit pairings were a big hit with the crowd.
While in Seattle last week, The Lady bought two bloomies from her Cheesemonger friend, Allyson, who manages the Mt. Townsend Creamery “Outpost” located at Pike’s Place Market. These were both cheeses we have not previously reviewed.
The first was Mt. Townsend’s Seastack, a Brie/Camembert combination that is wrapped in a dusting of vegetable ash before aging. How in the world can you possibly go wrong when you combine Brie and Camembert into the same lovely wheel of cheese? This cheese is buttery, lactic with just a hint of mushroom. The Lady paired it with Daelia’s Pumpkin Seed with Rye Biscuit and it was a big hit. Both the cheese and the biscuits disappeared early at the tasting.
I was not invited to the tasting, which took place at The Lady’s office, but she kindly saved tasting for moi, your humble Feline Foodie.
I give Mt. Townsend Creamery’s SeaStack 4 Paws out of 4 Paws (cause that’s all I’ve got).
The second cheese on the board was another Mt. Townsend bloomy, TruffleStack. As you might guess, it is the SeaStack with Black Truffles added. Although The Lady is not a huge truffle fan, at her office she was definitely in the minority. This cheese was gone in a flash and her office peeps who returned for seconds wept when it was gone… again, she paired it with Daelia’s Pumpkin Seed Biscuits. (Thank goodness she saved a sliver of TruffleStack for moi…) Unlike The Lady, I LOVE truffles and when hanging out in France, I accompanied a few of my sus scrofa friends in the fields hunting for truffles. It is thought that the sex scent of the male s. scrofa is similar to that of truffles which explains a lot…
I give Mt. Townsend’s TruffleStack another 4 Paws out of 4 Paws (again, it’s all I’ve got to give).
Paired with Daelia’s Pumpkin Seed Biscuit, well The Man swooned…
Following on the cheese board were two favorites (and previously reviewed here) from my favorite cheesemaker, Beecher’s Handmade Cheese: Raw Milk Flagship and Flagsheep. The Lady paired both of these with Daelia’s Almond with Raisins Biscuits and the pairing worked well, the biscuits enhanced the cheeses and the cheeses brought out the best in the biscuits.
The last cheese on the board was Rogue Creamery’s Echo Mountain, another favorite around the manse. It’s made with a combination of raw cow milk and raw goat milk and with Daelia’s Hazelnut and Fig Biscuits… woohoo… what a combination.
You might notice that all five of the cheeses The Lady chose have been awarded the 4 Paws designation by moi. She wanted to pair only the best with Daelia’s Biscuits to make the tasting perfect and it was.
I give Daelia’s Biscuits 4 Paws out of 4 Paws (again, that’s all I’ve got to work with…). All three flavors were perfectly paired with these cheeses.
NOW FOR THE DAELIA’S BISCUITS FOR CHEESE GIVEAWAY:
To win an assortment of Daelia’s Biscuits for Cheese, all you have to do is enter your email address in the right-hand slot between now and March 18, 2012, which will subscribe you to my email alerts when I update the website with reviews and cheese news. (If you are already subscribed to my email alerts, you, too, are eligible to win this great assortment of Daelia’s Biscuits for Cheese.)
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FTC Full Disclosure – The cheesemaker/manufacturer sent me their product, hoping I would review the product/cheese.