Thursday, May 19, 2011
The simplest of dinners...
One cool thing about having an old, well-established food blog is that I get samples. And it's fun trying out things that I would perhaps have overlooked in the store, or just to find out about new stuff before it hits the market. I don't write about that many, and I never ever promise to write when the PR agencies ask me, but sometimes I find stuff blog-worthy. I hope you readers are ok with that policy.
Anyway. Recently I got two things in the same day - a lovely prosciutto di parma (which is my favorite anyway - I love that it doesn't contain any additives and is a natural product of protected origin), with grissini, and a new cheese for grilling from Swedish dairy-giant Arla. The latter also came with pears, melon and lime, so we quickly decided that dinner would be finger food.
And since you can never have too much cheese, we went to a lovely cheese store in Stockholm called Gamla Amsterdam ("Old Amsterdam") and bought a hard goat's cheese and the one in the picture above: Reypenaer. And wow, it was amazing. In the end, that and the prosciutto were my faves. The Apetina cheese was too tasteless - it was salty but that was really it. I prefer halloumi, if I want fried cheese. (And don't get me wrong, I love fried cheese!)