Its been a while since I’ve updated my blog once again, but I’m finally getting around to it now. Its also been a while since I posted anything on my “Addiction” topic. So here is part two, Cheese.
This topic started as sort of a joke, when one of my Besties (Amy) commented on my last post that she hoped there would be a cheese edition. It wasn’t something I’d considered doing before but as we both LOVE cheese, I figured it was something I could blog about fairly easily and of course whenever she visited next it would be a great excuse to eat CHEESE!
I do genuinely ADORE cheese. Not all cheese, I won’t lie… but so many different cheeses. I could also eat cheese daily, in one form or another. Many times in the past, Amy and I have literally just bought a whole ton of cheese and then bunched through it during the evening.
Anyway, not last week but the week before, Amy came to visit. We had decided in advance that we would have a cheese and wine night and since my partner isn’t all that keen on cheese, we figured we’d have it one night when he was at work. We also figured if we did it on night one or two of her three night stay, if there was any left over we could just finish it off the next day!
We headed off to Tesco and started our shop. Really cheese and wine were the only items essential to this shop, but we’re both suckers for fresh bread and so of course we wanted that too. Just to give a bit more variety we bought some salami and ham, along with the essentials for dipping in Camembert…
Baked Camembert is one of my main go-tos when it comes to a party snack or starter. Its SO easy to make, feeds loads of people (because of the extras) and tastes AMAZING. There is no specific recipe really, so you can just add what you want – I usually use garlic, some herbs, white wine and a little olive oil. Needless to say its also incredibly popular within my group of friends so now I make it even more so as a goto.
We basically started off the cheese feast, with the Camembert. The bread, the pickled onions, the carrots and the cucumber were all used for dipping in it. Between the two of us, this was a meal in itself to be honest. However because we sat for several hours, chatting and drinking, we also made our way onto the other bits as well.
We had tons of bread, because as I mentioned we love fresh bread, so we still had some left after the Camembert. On top of that I’d had a box of crackers in the cupboard and so we continued to snack on. The cheeses we had picked were brie, a mexicana (chilli and jalapeno), a smoked and a herb one. I’m not really a massive fan of fruit in cheese, so I don’t do apricot or berries etc. Its so nice to eat cheese with Amy though as she’s one of those “I’ll eat any of them” type people.
Though we didn’t make it through ALL the cheese, we did make a good dent in it – and banned both the guys in the house from having any of it. We had also purchased cheesecake to have as pudding (it only seemed right..) and unfortunately we didn’t make it to that. However luckily we had another night to finish things off and so night two (three of her stay) I popped to get a few more meats and a bit more bread and we polished off all the rest, including the chocolate cheese cake.
Though cheese probably wouldn’t be that ‘one food’ I’d choose to live on, you know when people ask you “if you could only pick one meal to have for the rest of your life” etc. it would definitely be involved in my one meal (honestly it would probably be pizza…). Cheese is amazing and anyone who doesn’t like it is just weird – no offence! Cheese can go with so many things, is so flexible in food and can be anything from simple to really complicated. I am ADDICTED to cheese.
Do you love cheese as much as me?