It’s A Tillamook Cheese Kind of Sunday at the Manse

June 21, 2009

The Lady slept in today (which for her was 6am) because the US Open coverage was starting at 8am…but it was rain delayed…again.

It gave her extra time to come up with ways to spoil The Man and her favorite Feline Foodie (that would be moi) and so far she has done a darn fine job.

She made fresh guacamole to go with a brunch pizza that was topped with Tillamook Sharp and the precious Tillamook 100th Anniversary Vintage White Extra Sharp Cheddar (aged 3 years instead of the traditional 2 years). The recipe is posted over on my sister blog and you can read The Lady’s creation by clicking here.

Later today she plans to make pimento cheese spread; again she’ll use the Tillamook Sharp and 100th Anniversary Vintage White Extra Sharp Cheddar.

She shared the Anniversary wheel with me this morning so that I could review it.

Tillamook 100th Anniversary Wheel

Tillamook 100th Anniversary Wheel

This limited edition two-pound wheel was a gift from her friend, Cindy, from Action West. A special shoutout to Cindy for bringing more joy into this feline foodie’s life…thanks; you’re the best!!

What can I say?

Well, for starters I thought the two-year Tillamook Vintage White Extra Sharp Cheddar could not be topped by any other cheddar… I was wrong. This three-year baby took this Feline Foodie’s breath away and curled my whiskers. It’s that good!!

The Lady let it sit out for an hour and made me wait…I was not pleased to delay gratification; but as it turns out, the taste was worth the wait. This cheese is crumbly and has those little crunchy flavor crystals that drive me crazy…far more effective than catnip and much better tasting as well.

I could go on and on; but let me add just one thing…The Man thought the brunch pizza with this cheese on top was the best pizza The Lady has ever made and according to The Man, The Lady knows how to make great pizza.

He loves living with the Lady and she says, “Right back atcha.”

This Feline Foodie gives the Special Edition 100th Anniversary Vintage White Extra Sharp Cheddar Wheel from Tillamook all 4 Paws out of 4 Paws (cause that’s all I’ve got) and a few curled whiskers to boot – this is seriously good cheese.

You can order your own wheel from Tillamook’s website. And you’d better do it now cause when it’s gone…it’s gone…

Serving Suggestions: The list is absolutely endless: pizza, mac n cheese, on a cheese platter with nuts and fruit (especially pears and green grapes), sautéed Columba livia f. domestica, use your own imagination.

Wine Pairings: Steven Kent Winery, 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon – Home Ranch, Livermore Valley – only 5 barrels were deemed fine enough to become the Single Vineyard Series wine. Again, get it now cause when it’s gone, it’s gone…

Beer Pairings: Big Time Brewing Company’s Prime Time Pale Ale (Seattle, Washington)

Source: Cows’ Milk


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