I Discovered a New Cheese at the Market Today

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While I was at Ralph’s Grocery Store this morning to pick up Italian sausage for my Thanksgiving stuffing, I stopped at their beautiful cheese counter. I wanted to see if they sold a cheese that I absolutely love and wanted to include on my cheese board for Thanksgiving day. That is not the cheese I “discovered” today, but is called Humboldt Fog Cheese. The kind woman that works in Ralph’s fine cheese department offered to cut a fresh wedge of the Humboldt Fog for me, as they needed to put more out. I did look at the wheel of Humboldt Fog to see what the cost would be for the entire wheel. It was $112 … perfect for a huge party, but way too much for what I needed and there’s no way we could’ve eaten that much cheese before it went bad. Ralph’s in Carmel Valley has the most beautiful cheese department, with a very large selection.

After she handed me the Humboldt Fog, she showed me some other interesting cheeses that they offer. One was the Kentucky Bourbon cheese. This is my new discovery.

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They had a few small wedges in a basket. It’s nice to buy a small piece if you aren’t sure you will love it and want to try it out before investing in a larger wedge. This Kentucky Bourbon cheese was so good! I will definitely be heading back to Ralph’s for that larger wedge to include on my cheeseboard for Thanksgiving. The kind woman in Ralph’s cheese department mentioned that you could really taste the Bourbon in this cheese and she was right. It is definitely not overpowering, however, it’s just right.

Ralph’s Grocery Store is part of the Kroger Family. In Arizona, the Kroger store was called Fry’s. I hope there is a Kroger near you, so you can find this cheese and try it!

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This cheese tastes wonderful all on it’s own, but would be fantastic on a turkey sandwich. It would also make a wonderful grilled cheese sandwich, yum!

Until next time, Kris

 

Author: Sunshine and Savory

I love when my house is filled with people, having friends and family over for a meal feeds my soul. There is nothing I enjoy more than preparing for a dinner party, a holiday dinner, or a book club meeting when it's my turn to host ... If I could, I would own a Bed and Breakfast! This would ensure I'd always have someone to prepare a meal for. Being with others and sharing my table is what I look forward to most. I was born in Wisconsin and after I got married in 1987, my husband and I moved west for his job. He had just graduated college and we were married a couple months later. An interesting tidbit about me is that I never cooked a meal before I got married. I taught myself how to cook and found that I really enjoyed it. One of the first meals I made after we were married was a shrimp pasta dish. I made this for myself when my husband was on business travel and I had so much fun inventing this meal - this was the start of my love of cooking. I probably won't be posting much on shrimp dishes, since I am now allergic. Big bummer! I was allergic to lobster, and then had an issue with scallops, so just never had a shrimp after the scallop incident. Why couldn't I be allergic to something less enjoyable?! My favorite celebrity chefs are Ina Garten and The Pioneer Woman. I hope you enjoy my blog!

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