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Cheese platter from the picnic

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Cheese platter from the picnic

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Ruth Lafler | | Oct 7, 2001 09:19 PM

By the time the cheese contest rolled around, I was too stuffed to even consider trying the cheese.

So I wrapped the whole plate, and today I shared it with my sister and her husband. I had already looked at the answer sheet, but I made them guess.

They didn't fare any better than the rest of the cheese contest participants, although with some hints Sis got the Wensleydale and Bro-in-law correctly described a couple of them, even though he couldn't name them.

Then we all dug in and ate most of it for lunch -- since we had some left over (except for the decadently delicious triple creme, which we polished off), I think it was safe to say each plate served four. Fortunately, I had my cholesterol checked last week, not this coming one (g).

All three of us were impressed by both the quality and the generosity of the offerings -- there had to have been at least $25 retail of cheese on each plate.

So we would all like to thank everyone who made the cheese plates possible: both the donors and the organizers.

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