I think I will go with the easiest first. The problem is I might not even reach the rest. Anyway here goes ...
My cousin went on a holiday with her family to Paris and London. She brought back some Brie for me. Yippee !!!!
She purchased it from the airport. So cute... It came in it's own individual wood casing.
My favorite cheese. Basically I am not a huge fan of cheese. I don't even like the Parmesan cheese toppings that comes with the pizza. I find the smell of it real strong. Might be because it has been processed and not freshly grated. I like those mozeralla cheese too. My only exposure to those cheese are mainly from pizzas or a sandwich In sandwiches those processed cheddar cheese are used. I will usually give it a skip. Cheesecakes I like although I don't really have the whole slice all by myself. Fat die me !!
So other that those occasion where I indulge in them I do not have much exposure to them.
It is quite a huge portion of cheese my cousin got for me. Over here that would already cost a den in my wallet.
Yum yum... I eat it whole.. Rind and all. With bread yummylicious.
My first taste of it was a sample given out at the supermarket by a pushy sales rep. You know, those that have samples of their wares on trays and sometimes push it right in to your face to try.
Somehow that day I still remember it was at Carrefour ( it has since closed its shutters here ) the sales rep offered some to us. I gave it a try coz I have never heard of it before and I was like - it is only a sample. What harm can it do. The most is I will not touch it again. At least I tried something new. I gingerly took a bite of the small portion of cheese on a big portion of cracker.
That's it... I instantly fell in love with it. I do not know how to explain it. I have never tasted cheese like that before. I took more of the sample and went on to buy a small slice of it.
From then on I will always look out for it whenever I pass by the cheese section. Expensive indulgence. You can either buy it by weight or prepacked. Now a days I see mainly the prepacked ones since Carrefour stopped its operation
here. I guess the other supermarket that cater to the expats will carry it but t will be expensive. Not something that will grace my shopping cart.
Therefore I am very grateful to my cuz for getting me a huge slice of my fav Brie.