Celebrating Cheese Week
(Forgive me for lack of blogging recently. Overtaken by events and all that.)
What a happy coincidence. For me, preparing my weak flesh for the inaugural Big Ten showdown for Nebraska (their opponent: Wisconsin) meant indulging in a week of cheese, corn, and so, so much beer. Turns out, it is also British Cheese Week. You can’t, as they say, make this stuff up.
It is with that on my mind that I give you the Guardian’s writers rhapsodizing about this gastronomical marvel. So tell us, friends, what’s your favorite cheese? I’m sure you have lovely stories to share.
In the interest of fair play, two admissions of my own:
1) I love the perhaps-too-nobly-named Fromager d’Affinois. It is not always differentiable from its less pretentious cousin, our old friend Brie, but that extra bit of pure, creamy fat infusing the whole business makes it a runny, gooey, life-affirming joy. I love it paired with a spicy pepper jelly.
2) I am, like all right-thinking people, suspicious of Nebraska’s defense. Wisconsin has not been challenged in the least by any of their opponents thus far, but they have the second-most dynamic quarterback in the Big Ten, a full stable of workhorse running backs, and a defense currently ranked sixth in the country. I predict they win and begin the process of coasting downhill to a Big Ten championship and a berth opposite the SEC champion in the national title game.
All hail cheese!