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Point Reyes Blue: A Cheese for Summer Nights

Point Reyes Blue seems to pair well with warm weather. It’s sweet and fudgy with a crisp, grapey sharpness and just a little peppery tingle on the finish. My friend Tracy says, “It’s like an evening on a catamaran.” She says she can taste the Pacific.

We both agree that PRB goes well on oat cakes – those Scottish biscuits that taste like compressed muesli. Grapes right out of icebox pair perfectly, too. Champagne grapes, or Concords.

Point Reyes Blue is modeled after Roquefort, but it’s less salty, to my mind. It’s foil wrapped and creamy with pronounced blue veining. The Giacomini family takes great pride in making this cheese, using raw milk from a small herd of Holsteins that graze just miles from the Marin County coastline. Their cheese is also Kosher certified.

This is truly one of America’s most exceptional artisanal blues. If you have any PRB left over, shmear it on a burger or crumble it over potato salad. Or just eat it alone on your stoop with a little moonlight and some dessert wine. It makes a good midnight snack and will soon have you dreaming of the ocean.

http://www.pointreyescheese.com/index.html

2 Comments

  • J.Fonte says:
    August 18, 2010 at 9:02 pm

    It's only fair that I post a comment, since I read Madame Fromage—and u r getting paid to write this, and you know, supporting the arts if the surest path to good karma. . . .

    I don't live in philly, but in nyc—but you can bet when i visit philly, i'm stopping by this cheese joint. :)

  • dietplaid says:
    August 26, 2010 at 2:09 am

    I'll have to keep an eye on this! My husband and I are now eating our way through the DiBruno Bros. selection at Acme.

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