One of the best things about our neighborhood is the Bedford Cheese Shop. It’s a cheese lover’s dream! I find myself there at least once if not twice every week sampling cheeses and bringing home new creamy discoveries. They have a huge selection of cheeses from all over the world as well as everything else you could need to pair with your cheese- great bread, olives, cured meats, local jams and honey, olive oil… the list goes on!
What I love most about their shop is that you can sample any of the cheeses before you purchase them. I always try to get something new, and then pick up one of our favorites. The thing is, I was having so much trouble remembering the cheese I had previously purchased. All the names are totally unique and often quite long! There was no way I could remember them, so I started keeping track. Here’s my method: when I first get the cheese home I photograph the label with my phone, then after tasting it I go to my notepad app and jot down a few words describing the cheese. Then, when I’m back at the shop choosing our cheese for the week I just review the photos and my notes before making my selection. It’s so helpful!
Are you guys crazy about cheese too? Do you have any favorites? This week I picked up a Charmoix, a raw cow’s milk cheese from Belgium that has a smokey bacon like flavor. I have a feeling this may become our new favorite.