am hoping to serve 2-4 cheeses at a nye party and amlooking for something new. stuck in a rut i like but it is a rut! usually i do some kind of sharp cheddar, a blue, a goast cheese and something else. tried a cheese recently i was crazy about called istara, a raw sheep's milk cheese... it was divine. when i read that it had "nutty/figgy" flavor i was sold.
what are your favorite cheeses to serve? and are there any accompanyments you can't live without (i'm crazy about those spanish, anise-flavored tortas/crackers)?