Selection of Artisanal Cheeses
An artisanal cheese is any cheese that has been both made and ripened naturally. Look for a well-stocked cheese shop with a knowledgeable staff to guide you. For a table of six guests, select three cheeses of differing ages and styles. To accompany the cheeses, serve our Pear, Endive and Walnut Salad (see related recipe at left).
- 6 to 8 oz. ash-coated goat cheese, such as
Valençay, Humboldt Fog or Selles-sur-Cher
- 6 to 8 oz. semifirm cow's-milk cheese, such as
Saint George, Carmody or Gruyère
- 6 to 8 oz. blue-veined cheese, such as Saint-
Agur, fourme dambert or dolcelatte Gorgonzola
- Pesticide-free grapevine or fig leaves for serving
- Nut bread for serving
When ready to serve, line a wooden cheese board with the leaves and arrange the cheeses on it. Serve the bread in a basket alongside the board. Serves 6.