The annual Cheese Society's show and competition was this last week in Austin. Earlier today they sold off all the remaining leftover cheese for $5/lb. There were only about 20 people in front of us when they opened the flood gates, and about 200 people there when we left a half hour later. I headed right for the high-end stuff - most of which was gone in 15 minutes.
I didn't mention it here beforehand since I wanted it all for myself. Tough luck, Eh? ;-)
Some of the cheeses are only labeled by their competition numbers. I didn't know or don't remember what a few of them are, but I will find out as I open them. My list of goods goes like this:
Delice de la Vallee (Cow + Goat)
Show Goats Triple Cream Brie
Motzarella Company's Fresh Motzarella (Dallas)
Bellwether Farms Crescenzo
Bellwether Farms Carmody
Du Village Lady Laurier d'arthabasta
La Moutonniere Cabanon
Cowgirl Creamery Organic MT Tan Triple Cream
Saga Blue Brie (two of those)
Marin French Cheese Company Petite Blue
Marin French Cheese Company Petite Triple Cream
Smoked Chardonay Cheddar
Cypress Grove Ripe Goat Cheese w/Ash
Meyenberg Smoked Jack Goat
Vermont Butter and Cheese Co. Coupole
Roundous Tripple "Fest"(?)
Firefly Farms Buche Noire
Westfield Farm Classic Blue Log
St Pete Blue
76 TO 01
37 KF 14
164 FC 02
And one that was completely unlabeled
I have a lot of cheese to eat. It''s going to be a tough week here at Casa Sqwertz.
(Hatch chiles are $.88/lb at Newflower and the CostCo-sized salami is for all that cheese)
They were not cutting any cheese down and wrapping. What you saw is
what you got. And many of the cheeses were 10... 20... and even 30+
pounds. My take was a mere 14lbs for $70.
Austin needs to host more specialty food shows.