During my study abroad year at UC Davis, I have made many American friends as well as international. Two of my closest friends here in Davis are from Spain. They are particularly proud of their food traditions. I have enjoyed a fair amount of Jamon Serrano, Rioja and many, many Spanish omelettes (some with the addition of chips… not the healthiest of student meals!). As much as I have enjoyed these Spanish products, I have taken a particular liking for the almighty Manchego.
Currently, I am into my hard and mature raw milk cheeses, so Manchego fits this perfectly. I personally think that the older the cheese, the better (and more expensive… eek). I have recently been treating myself to the odd slice of one-year Manchego from the local Davis Co-op every fortnight. As soon as I get home I cut myself a slice. After enjoying this slice tremendously, just as it is, I subconsciously and uncontrollably find myself reaching back into the fridge for more. The inch-thick slab never lasts more than an hour. This can’t be healthy, surely?!
Are these signs of the beginning of an addiction? If so, please help!