Cheeseboard for a Potluck Dinner

September 15, 2005


The goal was to choose pasteurized cheeses that would be crowd pleasers and also would appeal to wide audience of cheese eaters.

Six Cheeses

Alta Robiola Bosina - Cow and sheep's milk from Langhe/Piedmonte region, a soft cheese with a bloomy rind.
Piave Vecchio – Hard aged cow’s milk from Italy with a fruity flavor. Vecchio means aged.
Valdeon – Spanish creamy mild blue.
La Tur – 3-milk (cow/goat/sheep) pasteurized cheese from Italy. Soft and spreadable - spoonable at room temperature with a mushroomy flavor.
Saenkanter – 3-year-old Dutch Gouda. Caramel flavors and crunchy salt crystals.
Nocturne – From Andante Dairy. Pasteurized Cow’s milk. A piquant flavor. Great with honey.

Accompaniments

Roasted Almonds

Starr Ridge Olive Oil minis & Red Onion Pistachio and Asiago Cheese Crackers

Partners Flatbread – Walla Walla Sweet Onion

Honey
Manuka 100% Raw Real Varietal Honey
Alemany Spanish Thyme Honey
Avocado Blossom Honey – raw, unfiltered from San Marcos Farms in Santa Barbara, CA



For Further Reading
Janet Fletcher on:

La Tur

Valdeon

Saenkanter

Piave Vecchio


La Tur, Robiola Bosina, Nocturne


Piave, Valdeon & Saenkanter




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