Cheese -- Sheep, Cow and Goat

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Chris Pollan of The Cheese Store of Silverlake tells us about the cheeses everyone is buying and the ones we should all know about. They just started monthly cheese tastings at the store and are always worth visiting. Chris will be back in a month or so to tell us about some great holiday gift ideas.

What everyone's buying:

Sheeps milk Basque cheeses like: Torque, Estara, Pilota

Aged Goat's milk cheese:  Midnight Moon.  Aged 1 year. Serve with red grapes or chutney or membrillo, the Spanish quince paste 

What we should be buying:

Berkswell Hard Sheeps Milk Cheese, Tastes fruity, sometimes pineappley and nutty. Made by Stephen Fletcher & Linda Dutch at Ram Hall, near Berkswell.

Spenwood: Made by Anne and Andy Wigmore near Riseley, Berkshire. A nutty, sweet cheese with a translucent appearance and a smooth texture.

The Cheesestore of Silverlake, 3926-28 West Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90029, (323) 644-7511

Check out Neal's Yard and Cowgirl Creamery for an index on cheeses.

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