In preparation for tomorrow night’s wine & cheese soiree, Akemi and I spent the day shopping for – you guessed it! – wine and cheese.
Apparently white is the way to go, but I couldn’t resist rounding out the selection. To be honest, I’m the further thing from a wine aficionado – but I know what I like.
I’ve picked up some Espresso Bellavitano Although I’m not usually a fan of hard cheeses, this one is quite nice with little calcium crystals. Lemon Succor which is like eating a goat’s milk cheesecake. A nice, crumbly 18 month Mimolette recommended by Akemi’s favorite Japanese YouTube. L’Angeline a Marc, a Quebec cheese I tried at the shop. It’s like a brie with a very buttery finish. The others are my all-around-favorites – creamy and incredibly indulgent: Brillat Savarin, La Tur, St. Andre, Chateau de Bourgogne, and the Adoray that is served by removing the top of the rind and dipping your bread into the oozy cheese. Also, a Fleur da Beira, Torta di Mascarpone (mom will be envious), a smoked caciocavallo, and a nameless cheese I bought after sampling.
I picked up some accompaniments in the form of blueberry/blackberry jam and honey, and Akemi will be baking some fresh bread in the morning. Sometime before dropping Suji off for her physiotherapy, I’ll also pick up some cured meats to for the charcuterie plate. Hopefully, my local Italian shop offers something a little out of the ordinary.
Not sure about dessert. What do you think?