I've never bought a 3-pound wheel of Truffle Tremor before.
At it's usual price per pound, the cost of a wheel hovers around $75; more if purchased outside of Humboldt County.
The other day, however, our beloved, award-winning cheese company, Cypress Grove Chevre, which, by the way, is a mere 12 miles from my kitchen (oh how I love saying that), had a special sale of their Truffle Tremor and I snatched up a wheel of it lickity-split.
Do you see the price per pound, people?
What you see here on my kitchen counter is a well-aged wheel of Tremor; to my palate, the most perfect state this cheese can achieve. The bloom is velvety and white, the ooey-gooey layer just under the rind (called the proteolysis - my favorite part) is thick and runny, the texture of the cheese is dense and crumbly. The taste? You can read a review I wrote some years ago here.
So, why was it marked down? I have no idea.
Maybe the good folks at Cypress Grove just wanted to give us an early Valentine's gift.
Well Cypress Grove, I love you too!
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