Happy Tuesday, Noshers! I know, Tuesday is often a much-maligned day (definitely not the weekend, not Friday, not even the accepted-with-resignation Hump Day. But there are indeed two reasons to be happy – 1. October is American Cheese Month and 2. Whole Foods Market and I are helping you celebrate with a GIVEAWAY!!
American Cheese is so much more than the orange slices of youth and yore. In celebration of this month of cheesy celebration, my friends at Whole Foods asked if I’d be open to checking out several cheeses that they carry from some American cheese makers. Um, I’m sure you can my answer to that question. Within the minute (okay, the hour), I rushed over to my closest Whole Foods to check out my American Cheese options.
If you want a quick indication of the variety and diversity of American cheeses, just stop by your local cheesemonger at Whole Foods. Texture! (soft, crumbly, hard, creamy). Milk! (cow, goat, sheep). Aroma! I could go on and on. After much discussion with the Columbus Circle location’s cheesemonger, and some generous sampling, I decided on five luscious cheeses to sample.