This past Monday, I attended a Wine & Cheese event with Cheeses of Europe and the Windy City Blogger Collective.

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I love cheese, so this event as an easy sell for me 🙂  However, I don’t know much about cheese. I know I like brie. I know I like gouda, especially smoked gouda (thanks, ALDI). Beyond that, I don’t really know much about cheese, or what I like.

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Above: brie, a cheese whose name escapes me (raclette perhaps?), comte, mimolette and fourme d’ambert. 

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The big winner for me! Mimolette. Looks like a cantaloupe. Tastes delicious. At the end of the event, they were wrapped up wedges for us to take home, and by the time I grabbed some, the mimolette was all gone.

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How to make blue cheese more palatable – drizzle a  little honey on it. This was tasty stuff, and my second favorite of what we tried.

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We learned that you should set cheese out for a couple hours so it can rise to room temperature before serving. This allows the flavors to come out more than if it was cold straight from the fridge.

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We tried wines with each cheese, and I wasn’t really paying attention :-\  I don’t remember what we tried, but I liked it all.

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With Lauren and Emily and the beloved mimolette.

What’s your favorite cheese? 

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