Sunday, April 10, 2005

Cheese of the Week: Parmesan with Peppercorns

This is the Trader Joe's Belgioso Peppercorn Parmesan.

While I love it, I am not exactly sure what to do with it. I like to grate Parmesan or cut it in thin curls with a really sharp veg peeler. If you grate this, its whole porpose of having lovely whole black peppercorns embedded in the cheese is lost. Cut into thin curls, the peppercorns pop out and leave holes in the cheese with missing peppercorn spots.

I have settled on cutting it into fairly thin slices with a sharp knife - I lose some peppercorns along the way but whatcha gonna do? – and eating it with bread or crackers, olives, nuts and fruit.

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