One of my favorite things is to hang out at the cheese counter at WholeFoods or A Southern Season. Whenever I am in the mood for cheese, I will go to one of these fine purveyors and stand around asking questions. Usually they will offer to let me sample some cheeses. If not, I am brazen enough to ask for a taste. How can one buy a cheese without tasting it first? Not possible. I recommend you insist on a taste.
Cheese is probably my favorite food. I might even give up coffee AND chocolate before giving up cheese. I could not live without cheese. Thank goodness I got the low cholesterol gene in my family!
Those of you who read my blog regularly (you are probably related to me or you are an indulgent friend) know that I go on ad nauseum about goat cheese. I have a lot of recipes with it. Well, my new favorite goat cheese is called capricho de cabra available at WholeFoods. It is, *gasp*, not French but Spanish. While I still prefer aged goat cheese in the capable hands of the French, I've crossed the border with my preference for fresh, white goat cheese. Capricho de cabra is sharp yet smooth, creamy yet with body. It is too fine to use in cooking. It deserves the gentlest of treatment: only a cracker or a thinly sliced baguette. Go get some but leave enough for me!