Cheese, of course! I can't remember the last time I shared with readers a new-to-me cheese for my Queso Suizo project -- for shame! At long last here is a creamy cow's milk cheese called "Chäs Stei."
Here's the shop where I made my purchase:
8260 Stein am Rhein
I love the labels they use there...
and the packaging!
Taste Test: Well, I brought this home to share with Isaiah, but he wasn't having it. "It's got that weird rind," he said. Fine then that means more for me.
This cheese has a very creamy texture (and not just because it partly melted on the train ride back home -- it was still just as creamy the next day after spending 24 hours in the fridge) and a flavor very similar to Brie, but slightly more pungent. I have to say, this hasn't been my favorite cheese. Not because it isn't delicious, but because I'm hung up on the flavor of hard alpine cheeses. Also, I prefer something that I can really sink my teeth into and isn't so messy. Nonetheless, I am glad I tried it, especially since I seem to stick to trying variations of the same kind of cheese. Bor-ing. I shall try to continue to extend my cheese horizons...