The Cheese Does Not Stand Alone



When you bring in a selection of California cheeses to the office, the lunch room is never empty.  Patty Mastracco, an honorary member of our Fleishman-Hillard team, just returned from the National Association of the Specialty Food Trade’s Fancy Food Show in San Diego and brought back some delicious cheeses not even on retail shelves yet, plus an assortment of a few recent award winners.  I was a fan of them all, but there’s a hardly a cheese I meet that I don’t like.

  • Fiscalini Purple Moon – a cabernet soaked cheddar combining two of my favorite vices
  • Marin French Cheese Company Triple Crème Brie – triple crème brie says it all, not to mention all the awards
  • Bravo Farms Silver Mountain – a bandaged-wrapped cheese that paired so nicely with a Sunsweet dried apricot
  • Vella Dry Jack – definitely harder than a traditional Monterey Jack and equally as good
  • Fiscalini Hopscotch – a brand new scotch ale cheddar with a hoppy bite
  • Bellwether Farms Carmody – another award winner and for good reason
  • Point Reyes Blue – we enjoyed this with honeycomb and walnuts
  • Fiscalini San Joaquin Gold – unique to the brand, they don’t call it gold for nothin’


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  • Kim | Jan 17, 2008 at 4:26 pm

    While they were all quite delicious (especially slathered in honey–mmmm!), I went back for thirds on the Bellwether Farms Carmody. So good, both with and without the cracker.

  • Jenna | Jan 25, 2008 at 6:38 pm

    I agree — who needs a cracker when you have cheese?! Oh how I wish I could’ve been there!

  • justfoodnow | Aug 5, 2008 at 11:57 am

    Ditto – I’m a cheeseaholic, just wrote a post on Edam en now this. It seems like heaven and I am sooooo envious! I love the post, love the way you write – thanks so much.