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Report: St James Cheese Tasting


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Report: St James Cheese Tasting

mollymac | May 29, 2009 02:41 PM

OK, I'm a cheesehead, and not the football kind. I love St James on Prytania even if I don't get there often enough. So, you can imagine my delight when I learned that on Fridays (7pmish) they do free cheese tastings. Well, my boy & I popped in a few weeks ago to check it out, and we were surprised to find we were the only ones there for it (they don't really advertise it much, I guess). We bought a bottle of wine on recommendation (not marked up by much, thank you!) , took a seat on the patio amid the foliage, and had our own personal cheese presentation! Pecorinos were the cheese of the day, and we were given four healthy slices of different (very different) Pecorinos and a thorough explanation of origin, production, terroir, history and everything you could think of. We asked questions and nibbled on each, finding some that we loved and some that we didn't, alll part of the cheese exploration process! It was lovely. Just lovely. Oh, St James, you might be my new patron saint! Bless you, I will be back!

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