2012 was the first full year of traveling for The Lady opening Murray’s Cheese Shops across the Kroger Enterprise. In all she assisted in opening 13 new cheese shops in Colorado, Texas, Ohio, Kentucky, Washington State and Oregon, bringing her total to 20 shops. She also traveled six 6 times to Murray’s Mother Ship in Greenwich Village. The Man and I accompanied her to her travels in Seattle and I adapted somewhat to more travel than I like and the scents that are unique to the Holiday Inn Express in SeaTac.
While The Lady traveled, The Man and I bonded but mostly we missed The Lady. However, it did give me more time for tastings, writing reviews, eating and napping.
On our home page is a slideshow The Lady and I built from our cheese travels and other fun moments we shared in 2012. Enjoy!!! Lots of our Cheese Swells friends are included.
When not traveling, The Lady and I reviewed 43 new cheeses and specialty food items; published 29 new recipes, all made using cheese; 14 reviews of restaurants and books; published 30 new grilled cheese recipes; 8 cheese boards; 3 more informational pages, bringing that total to 58, including 3 new pairing pages: hard spirits, antipasti and perfect pairings. (All 58 are categorized above under the various menu tabs). We interviewed 20 cheesemakers and more than 30 more miscellaneous posts that caught our fancy.
All-in-all, we had a great 2012 and hope you did as well. Here’s to the cheesiest 2013 possible for us all!!!