I was thinking this afternoon about how much I love things in their "pure" form, tomatoes off the vine...oh wait I like salt on those, fried chicken...wait that is prepared, summer melons...damn I need salt on those too. Got me thinking about just what it is that I find sublime, in just one bite without preperation like a dessert or finished dish...as a flavor freak I thought my head might just implode, then it hit me....Epoisses.
I know it is milk transformed into something else but I don't have to lay a hand on it for it to be perfect for me, that one spoonfull of salty, pungent, gooey cheese for me is as good as it gets. So Chowhounders, what does it for you? That one bite of perfect-ness, an apple, the little charred bit at the end of a roast beef or tri-tip, strawberries? I would have said a glass of wine but being in the trade makes that way too obvious...and rather trite.
Epoisses for me and_____________for you?