Taste Test: Jaime and Chris Try Fancy Holiday Party Cheese
Wondering what to put on the charcuterie board at your next holiday gathering? We try some options.
This week on Taste Test, Chris and I tried three types of holiday cheese from Fresh Market. I was so excited for this taste test because, well, I’m obsessed with cheese. From cheddar to feta, I love it all. There’s just one type of cheese I cannot stand—blue cheese.
Our producers must’ve known, because of course we ended up, in fact, trying blue cheese.
The first one was a Stilton flavored with raspberries and prosecco. We thought it was a blue cheese, so I was surprised by how tasty and sweet it was—not pungent and blue at all. It turned out that's because Stilton makes a white cheese too, which is what this was. Chris also enjoyed it, and said it would be a good dessert.
Next, we tried an actual blue cheese—this one was studded with juniper berries. I could tell as soon as I opened the package that this was not going to bode well for me. The scent of mold filled the room, and I spotted the bright blue veins. Chris’s eyes lit up in delight. I audibly gasped in horror. You’ll have to watch the full video to see how that one played out, but I wasn't very happy.
Watch the video above to see what else we tried—and then comment on our Facebook or Youtube pages and let us know what your favorite kind of cheese is, and if you’re #TeamBlueCheese like Chris, or #TeamNoBlueCheese like me! And if you want to read more about the cheeses we tried—and others available at the Fresh Market, click here.