Wednesday, August 12

A quick interlude of cheese

Two little things I thought I'd share with you. First, ever wander through your grocer's cheese cave and wonder, "Can I really buy half a wheel of parmigiano reggiano?" Now, how many of you are thinking, "What does half a wheel of parmigiano reggiano look like?" Here's the answer, along with an average female hand in the frame for reference.

Next, I bet you're thinking, "How much is it?" Right now, I'm thinking, "Have you ever suffered sticker shock from cheese?"

That's right. 21.81 pounds at $19.99 a pound makes for $435.98 of cheese. If any of you come across a bigger or more expensive hunk of cheese, please send the pictures to I'd love to see them.

Up next, we have an indulgence. I love mac and cheese. A lot of you do too. What could be better than macaroni and a nice, thick, rich cheese sauce?

Think now.... Verrrrry carefully....

Give up?

That's right -- macaroni and fondue! Sure, it makes the entire thing cost $40, but oh ho ho, is it totally worth it. Richer than rich, extra tang delivered by the cider and brandy, with a smoky smooth texture thanks to le gruyere and smoked gouda. Don't bother baking it, just dump the macaroni in and go. You won't be disappointed.

'Til next time, stay hungry and full. Alternate between the two.


Warmonger Smurf said...

Oooooh. I want to go to there.

Seriously, I want to scoop that mac and cheese onto hot dogs.

David Wagner said...

Dang. That pot of mac and cheese made my heart smile. I wish I had a spoon and a half-hour with that pot...

I'll keep my eye out for expensive cheese...