Sunday, February 12, 2012

Truffle Tremor - Lots of It!

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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  1. this is a wonderful valentine's day gift. :-) enjoy!

  2. That must be something of the way I felt when I discovered Penzeys 5 miles from my kitchen door.
    But what a dog you are for rubbing this one in.
    I'd say that just a wonderful Valentine.

  3. What a treat! Is that cow's milk cheese? It looks wonderful. My only problem with it would be that I would eat it much too rapidly.... Nothing but cheese and bread and wine until it's gone.

  4. Good for you! The cheese looks just wonderful, rich & well-flavoured & so apart too! It is huge :)

    Lucky you!

  5. Now, this is some beautiful cheese! And to have a cheese source so close to your home~how long will it keep? Maybe it has already been devoured!!!


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