Blue Cheese Chive Butter
The final test cheese from Point Reyes arrived at the Hippo Flambe household right before my husband went down with a nasty virus. This means I had unchallenged access to it for several days. When I first examined my wedge I noticed how similar it looked to the first one, although the color was maybe a bit darker. As I stared at the latest sample memories of the first sample made me hungry . The rind has a classic blue cheese funk, while the center paste had more of a clean blue cheese aroma. As I sampled the center I detected a sharper blue cheese bite at the back of the throat, more of a mature blue. The cheese is creamy, balanced, smooth and rich. Originally I thought the first blue cheese sample I received was a good beginners blue because it was not too strong. However with the first version Sebastian, my 9 year old, only sampled the smallest of bites. This time after the first tentative taste he kept asking for another piece.