Monday, July 7, 2008

July Giveaway

It took me a while to get around to posting the July giveaway. But I finally found the perfect giveaway, this cheese plate.

I love this plate. In fact, I even considered keeping it for my self. I found it at an antique shop in West Seattle last weekend and couldn't walk out of the store without it.

That being said, post a comment telling me what your favorite cheese is. I am actually going to go out and try each one. The cheese I like best is the winner. The best part of this giveaway, is that it gives me an excuse to eat 10 lbs of cheese in the next 3 weeks.

I will post the winner on July 25. That gives you a little over 2 1/2 weeks to post your comments on your favorite cheese.

May the best cheese win!


Sally said...

post a comment telling me what your favorite cheese is. I am actually going to go out and try each one.

If that isn't the best idea ever :)

My favorite cheese is Smoked Gouda. I tried it about ten years ago at a wine & cheese tasting event and it's been my favorite since.

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

Oh yum! "Mrs. Quicke's Cheddar" is great but may be hard to find so my back-up fromage is a new one I just experienced:

Haloumi, but not "straight up." Lightly oil a frying or grill pan, give a quick grill to thick Haloumi slices, then lightly drizzle with honey. Haloumi heaven.

layersofmeaning said...

My favorite hands down is
Queso Fresco from Peru
I don't know if you'll be able to find it, but the Mexican queso freso is very similar.

It's so good I just eat it by itself! no need for brear or crackers!

Cin said...

What a fabulous idea! Hmm. Let's go dig in the fridge... There's a delightful apple-smoked Gouda, some Irish Dubliner (lovely with pears), an herbed goat cheese from Salt Spring Island's Moonstruck Cheese... but none of my favourite, the triple-creme Pierre Robert.

Oh that is is sad!

I don't usually have this much fancy cheese round the house but there was a birthday party this weekend so we splashed out a bit...

Fifi Flowers said...

Seeing that you are in the Seattle, WA area... maybe you should go to a cheese tasting here:

I was just on their site... and the cheese looks yummy... I was trying to find the name of a great cheese I had at a catered party... I had asked the name... but I can't remember so I looked on their site... besides I figured if you were going to be tasting cheese I recommend... it should be in your area.

Love cheese plate for dessert... here are four that sound similar to what I tasted... Vigneron, Raclette, Mahon or Appenzeller... ENJOY your search for FABULOUS cheese!

I hope you will be giving us a breakdown and review of all the cheese you sample!

BTW... don't forget to add some fruit to that cheese diet... if you know what I mean ;)

Off to add you to my link section... can't wait to read about your finds!

.vanessa said...

mmm my favorite cheese is jundi triple cream brie or any normal brie from tasmania, Aus. is soo yummy. =)

trupeach said...

for snacking: cotswold
for toasted, gooey sandwiches: gruyere

Ann Marie said...

Manchego. Not from a supermarket...go to a specialty store where they can get you the good stuff.

Great idea!

Anna Banana said...

It's not fancy shmancy but my ALL TIME fav is Muenster cheese. And when I was little I called it "Monster cheese". So go eat some monster cheese and let me know what you think! =)
-Anna Banana

Shimmy Shake said...

My favorite cheese - how do I choose just one. I think I could live on cheese, so yum. Anyways, probably is quite strong, but I like that about it.

Janet said...

Sally - check out Bishop Kennedy. If you like smoked Gouda then you might just crave this one.

Made in Scotland but available Uk and beyond.

My favourite is Dunsyre Blue. need to keep padlock on the fridge door!

Lucky Janet

PS: There's a lot of cheese being given away at