I love cheese. I love cheese. I love cheese. I love cheese. I love cheese. I love cheese. I love cheese.
Cheese Lover's Day is on January 20th.
Do you know someone just like me? Get your thoughtful pinch ideas right here, right now.
I'm pretty #blessed to receive bags of cheese straws for my birthday and for Christmas. I admit that I am so selfish with these things that I will hide the bags so that I can enjoy them all by myself. It's rare for me to share them. They are so good that if I open a bag of them, I usually eat all the straws in one sitting.
Some of my very favorites cheeses are: Blue, Harvarti, Muenster, Baby Swiss, Brie, Jack, Extra Sharp Cheddar and this Montamore. Since I don't eat cheese every day (I try to avoid dairy), I find myself being snobby with my choices. I like organic (of course) and I like good quality cheeses. I'd rather skip cheese if it's not the best quality. Although on Thanksgiving, I did enjoy a lot of Velveeta nachos. So there's that.
Anytime I want to stay on track but still get my cheese fix, I rely on goat cheese. Especially Stickney Hills - their flavors are so great! Goat cheese gets me thru some times when cheese is all I want and need.
I'm pulling out this recipe for Cheese Lover's Day. My friend's mother hand wrote the recipe over 20+ years ago and I'm grateful she shared it with me. I fondly remember making this cheeseball recipe and would give them out as Christmas gifts for years. I'm so glad there is a national holiday that honors the cheese lovers out there. Making and giving this cheeseball to someone is a perfect thoughtful pinch.
In case cooking is not your thing or time doesn't permit, consider finding a cheese board in the shape of the home state.
Cheese cutters and spreaders also make fun thoughtful pinches for cheese lovers.
Knowledge is power. If you want to pinch a serious cheese lover and would rather give them something other than cheese or accessories, you can enlighten them with these tips.
Be creative with your gifts to a cheese lover. If you live anywhere in the mid-west, especially Wisconsin, buying your cheese lover a bucket of fried cheese curds is such an act of thoughtfulness. The right amount of saltiness and cheesiness is such a taste bud's fantasy. They should be warm and they have to be fresh otherwise, the taste is just not the same. I'm pretty sure fried cheese curd recipes can be Googled or Pinterested if you're not in my neck of the woods. You can always make some. The Minnesota State Fair and/or US Bank Stadium (home of the Vikings) has the best fried cheese curds I've tried. Although anyone from WI would probably disagree with me.
I'm a big cheese lover. I love cheese. But please do not confuse me with a cheese head. Skol Vikings!