La Casera is not only delicious but a very interesting looking one. When I saw it I remembered this NY Times article about some weird looking Robiola cheese. Robiola = soft-ripened italian cheese from either cow’s, sheep’s or goat’s milk, but this specific one is made from Goat’s milk. Mind you, soft-ripened cheeses are the worst for your thighs. Anyway that didn’t stop me from buying the gimmick; it’s wrapped in a cabbage leaf? There was no way I wasn’t trying it.
A quick snapshot, some exotic japanese melons, wine, Framani Salami (my favorite),
LaCasera Robiola, french sourdough from BALTHAZAR and white wine.
The Cabbage is supposed to add a fresh veggie type flavor to the cheese, but I
had yet to experience this subtle flavor.
Nature’s imprint always leaves a mark. The ridges are the imprints of the cabbage that is wrapped around the cheese for about 1-2 months to develop the soft and delicate rind.
The best way I can describe the flavor is this; think Brie cheese with the tangy mixture of a Chevre. It was so delicious, especially the buttery rind. As you reached the middle of the cheese it was harder and tangier, and I think this picture shows exactly that.
Health experts say this is the worst kind of cheese for you. The kind where it’s runny and soft. The healthiest cheeses are the semi-hard ones. Do I care? No, I’m not about to considering the fact that I’d eat Steak Tartare for breakfast if that was socially acceptable.
Salami exterior. You can tell it’s been through alot. The post-effects of using starter cultures such as sodium nitrate or Salt-peter which is also used in giving Pastrami their pinkish color.
Uh, don’t even get me started. Distribution of fat to lean meat is pretty obvious.
I will remember these lardons when I’m 10 minutes into the elliptical. HELL! Working
out is by far the most viscious thing ever.
I love using this weirdo melon to balance the unctuous flavor of Salami+Cheese on bread. It tastes like sweet cucumbers and refreshes my palette.