Thursday, February 20, 2014

THE CHEESE TRAVELER'S MENU TASTING

A couple weeks ago I received an e-mail with an invitation to enjoy some of The Cheese Traveler's menu items; grilled cheese sammies and soup! You all know me by now, so this was a no brainer. YES! I'd love to try some melted, ooey gooey cheese on deliciously fresh & local bread!
Anywho, I just got back and while I am writing this post I am in the middle of eating some of the stinky wine washed blue cheese and Puckers Pickles I brought home with me. Just so you know, these pickles are addictive, so go there and pick some up..now!


Over the past year The Cheese Traveler has grown an enormous amount. They have fully stocked shelves with some of the most decadent and upscale treats I've discovered in the Capital Region.
It's the perfect spot to pick up a little something yummy for a fellow foodie.

Like Rose Simple Syrup....



Or upscale chocolate bars from Mast Brothers in Brooklyn, NY.



 Once the other guests arrived and started introducing themselves to each other, Eric and the other Cheese Travelers described the ingredients in both the sandwiches and soup.
Every sandwich was made with Quinoa Multigrain bread from Bonfiglio in Hudson, NY and hand-churned Normandie butter, which we were able to taste beforehand.


While they were making the sandwiches people were mingling, tasting the soups, and buying some cheese for later!

The soups are not pictured, but they offered a Vegan Tomato and a Zurek which included White Sour Rye Morscht with Rolf's Kielbasa & Tilldale Farm Eggs. I'm not usually a fan of soup, but I gave them both a shot and thought they were quite tasty.





Now, on to the important stuff! 

Sandwich #1: Traditional -  McClure's Garlic Dill Pickle Relish, Whole Grain Mustard, Flying Pigs Ham. I think this one was my favorite, I'm a sucker for anything with whole grain mustard, plus look at that stringy cheese!


Sandwich #2: Farmer's - Cantal, Yorkshire Chutney, Onion, Flying Pigs Ham. I was able to try this sandwich with and without ham and can easily say I enjoyed it best with the ham. The saltiness of the ham flattered the sweetness of the chutney impeccably. This was my second favorite.


Sandwich #3: Dude, What - Fourme d'Ambert, Mingle Kimchi, Flying Pigs Ham. I know kimchi is spicy, but I was still caught off guard with this one. My mouth was on fire after the first bite, and the second, but by the time I finished I was pleasantly surprised. This was a delicious sandwich and the blue cheese is out of this world. I wanted to purchase some to take home, but they only had a tiny bit remaining until their next shipment. I heard a lot of people say this sammy was their favorite.


I am happy to say that all three sandwiches were amazing. They each contained a perfectly crisp outside and an ooey gooey center. I was really impressed with the combination of ingredients each sandwich incorporated. I thought they were all perfectly balanced and highlighted each ingredient in just the right way.

Bravo, Cheese Traveler! Your menu is delightful, I'll be back soon for some more. If you're interested you can keep up with The Cheese Traveler on Facebook and Twitter



2 comments:

  1. Thank you for coming to the event and we at The Cheese Traveler are so glad you enjoyed it. Beautiful pictures!

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    1. Thank you for inviting me! It was wonderful.

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