December 17, 2009

say cheese



Its that time of year again when all I seem to want to do is curl up in front of the fire (newly adorned with designer stockings - thanks Mom!) and watch Christmas movies while snacking - continuously alternating between my two favourite food groups: chocolate and cheese. While i've never really thought of myself as a cheese connoisseur (just because you really like something doesn't make you an expert) you could say I'm a pretty dedicated appreciator. A recent work assignment took me to the east end neighbourhood of Leslieville (one of my favourite not-quite gentrified 'hoods with the perfect mix of upscale independent coffee shops, rough around the edges locals, and vintage antique stores) for an evening Wine and Cheese class at the Leslieville Cheese Market. While I was strictly there on business I was invited to indulge in a smorgasbord of gourmet cheeses and wines that I usually can't even contemplate purchasing as they are outside of my $7.50-$13.00 price range. The cheese night school classes, taught by resident fromage fanatic Julia Rogers, include tasty tutorials on the finer points of pairing. I would invite any foodies (or cheese loving individuals like myself) to spend an evening at the popular cheese emporium (there is also a second market in the west-end, confusingly called the Leslieville Cheese Market aswell) to partake in one of these delectable classes.

6 comments:

  1. Mmmm cheese! I think I'll be visiting the Leslieville Cheese Shop to pick up my Christmas Cheese Fondue ingredients. Can't wait. Yummy bread dipped in melted cheese - what could be better.
    Gabrielle

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  2. this post is wonderful - those pictures are making me long for blue cheese! sadly in korea, unless you want to pay through the roof, the only cheese available is processed.

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  3. The little four legged furry interlopers in Katie's Lock street apartment would surely enjoy your cheesy blog.GRM

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  4. lol...four legged furry interlopers

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  5. You have reminded me of one of my most favourite restaurants by that very name--Say Cheese. When I was a university student at UWO I would go to Say Cheese every week. When I was married we would go the Saturday before Christmas and have a piping hot bowl of Cheese soup and then make our way downstairs to the cheese shop and bakery. The owners would encourage you to try as many cheeses as you wished and our all time favourite were the walnut crescents from the bakery.

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  6. mom, i was going to post that this reminded me of "Say Cheese' as well! how i miss those walnut crescents.

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