Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Cheese Platter

My older sister hosted a garden club meeting at her home last night and her friend brought a cheese tray that was "absolutely amazing!" If you're interested in stepping outside of the 'brie' box at your next get together, you may want to try some of these suggestions...

Finnochiona: A type of salami flavored with fennel,cracked pepper and curry
Sopressata: A dry-cured salami from Southern Italy, often flavored with chile pepper and garlic.
Speck: A juniper-scented Italian prosciutto cheese

Pierre Robert Рcow, triple-cr̬me
Abbaye de Belloc – sheep, semi-firm
Clochette – goat, semi-soft
Parmigiano Reggiano – cow, hard

Quince paste (membrillo) – quince fruit
Maracona almonds
Apricot Almond Preserves
Red Fig Perserves

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