Oh Hell Yeah! CHEEEEEEESE!!!
So I tear open that sucker and behold - 6 blocks of Cabot cheese, straight from the creamery. And!!! A wooden cheese board!!!
My parents know my love for all things cheese (and all other foods), and knowing that we would appreciate something practical (edible), they sent down a box of cheese from Vermont.
I had only been the Cabot Creamery once, it's tucked way in the middle of nowhere Vermont (like everything else) and surrounded by cows (like everything else). Unfortunately they weren't making cheese that day, but I did spend a good amount of time in the visitors center sampling their flavors of cheese I had never heard of.
Most of the ones my parents sent I had never seen before. If you notice, the ones they sent all have a bit of heat to them, which of course we love. This made for an excellent lunch on Saturday. Sliced spicy cheddar cheese, some crackers, some olives, and some wine. And then we sliced more cheese. And then got more crackers. And maybe while I was putting it all away, I may have sliced off some more cheese. It may have happened. And it was delicious.
Thanks mom & dad for the cheesy surprise!!! Love you!!!