YES, I AM HOOKED ON THIS GOAT CHEESE.
Something so simple as marinated goat cheese from Whole Foods has me completely addicted. Olive oil, scallions, dill, sun dried tomatoes surround a small disc of plain goat cheese. I cannot be in Portland and NOT stop to buy a few containers. I think it’s the scallions that are the key ingredient. THIS is something you gotta try. I’ve tried making my own, but nothing compares… I heart Whole Foods 😉
St. Agur – an incredibly creamy, buttery and salty blue cheese. I went to my favorite little cheese shop today (Sawyers Specialties in Southwest Harbor, Maine) and got a nice fresh wedge from a newly opened wheel (that’s when it’s at its best!) Add some crisp Crostini crackers and a big, bold red and I’m one happy foodie.
Sawyers Specialties in Southwest Harbor, Maine offers a wonderful assortment of wine and cheese. They offer tastings one Saturday each month, and will always help you determine what your palate might prefer.
If I have guests coming over for dinner or for cocktails late afternoon, I always visit Sawyers for my favorites. This assortment included Tallegio, Parmesan, Canadian Cheddar, Salametti, black olives with garlic and South African peppers (also known as Peppadews). I mixed up a bottle of Rose, a sizeable dash of Limoncello and a splash of club soda for this light and refreshing summer drink!
Even Food & Wine magazine was amazed by the selection in this small town.
Sawyer’s Market is owned by another brother and is equally as wonderful.