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Old 11-19-2007, 07:53 AM   #11
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Will do, thanks for the suggestion.
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Old 11-19-2007, 09:11 AM   #12
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I've never tried port and chocolate, but would be great!

However, I do believe that strong flavours of heavy wines and cheeses work too. I think of it like strong flavours in food: some delightfully surprising contrasts make the best meals: like when orange cuts through duck, or the mouth coatingness of coconut work well with a similar penut butter spiked with lime....

In Uk I live just to the south of real Cheddar country. Apple brandies and ciders are traditional beverages with cheddar, this sadly not being wine country. We are also blessed to have a huge variety of lesser known cheeses, including some great goats cheeses and just over the border in Dorset, one of my favourite blues, Dorset Blue Vinney.

One of the greatest revelations of living in Italy was eating parmesan as a cheese not just as a topping....oh and the quality of the cheese......anoher favourite was the gorganzola, so soft and creamy, with walnuts.

MY DH is a cheesoholic too. We take cheese VERY seriously in this household. An example: while at university (in UK) my DH got the hankering for some good French cheeses, and so got on a train, went to France, ate his fill of cheese and came home wandering slightly late into the next mornings lectures :)
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Old 11-19-2007, 04:10 PM   #13
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<~~~~~ cheeseoholic, too
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Old 11-19-2007, 08:56 PM   #14
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I believe I will try the Port and Chocolate...
was going to serve cheese on Saturday nite and NO one could eat ANYTHING LOL
Love cheese as well, soft cheeses are my favourites bring on the cheese course!
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Old 11-20-2007, 01:20 AM   #15
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I'm salivating over the cheeses I purchased at Trader Joe's for my cheese/fruit course for Thursday:

Apricot Stilton, Dill Havarti, Jalapeno Jack, Port Cheddar (man is it gorgeous!), fresh mozz pearls, & one I'm too lazy to go look at - it's 2 cheeses that are perfectly striped together.
I'm bummed that I couldn't get the blueberry stilton - they're out!
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Old 11-20-2007, 06:12 AM   #16
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I believe I will try the Port and Chocolate...
was going to serve cheese on Saturday nite and NO one could eat ANYTHING LOL
Love cheese as well, soft cheeses are my favourites bring on the cheese course!
Rom, 2 years ago, my boyfriend and I visited a local vineyard for a tasting and class on the four seasons of wine making. We finished the class/tasting with a port the vintner had created several years earlier. He insisted we try it after first enjoying a piece of dark chocolate. We then rinsed and tried it without the chocolate first. The difference was amazing. It is as though port was made, or chocolate was made....to be enjoyed together. Let me know what you think.
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I'm salivating over the cheeses I purchased at Trader Joe's for my cheese/fruit course for Thursday:

Apricot Stilton, Dill Havarti, Jalapeno Jack, Port Cheddar (man is it gorgeous!), fresh mozz pearls, & one I'm too lazy to go look at - it's 2 cheeses that are perfectly striped together.
I'm bummed that I couldn't get the blueberry stilton - they're out!
I love the blueberry stilton, especially in the summer, down the shore. I've been enjoying a lemon stilton recently. Gorgeous stilton with candied lemon peel throughout.
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Old 11-20-2007, 07:30 AM   #18
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"I love the blueberry stilton,"

We used to only see that one ( and a cranberry one) during the holiday season. Now we're getting them year round. I bought one in Montreal with truffles in it that was great.
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I love the blueberry stilton, especially in the summer, down the shore. I've been enjoying a lemon stilton recently. Gorgeous stilton with candied lemon peel throughout.

Lemon Stilton???
I have never heard of it - I must find some~!
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Hey, I just realized it was you!!! It's so nice to see you again. I hope you are well.....and able to find that lemon stilton soon. It's amazing.

Again, how nice to see you!
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