This is an exciting post for a few reasons:
1. It contains cheese!
2. We are announcing our first advertiser – Brooklyn Slate! Check the cool banner above.
On my recent excursion to the neighborhoods of Brooklyn, I happened on Stinky Brooklyn. I say "happened on" like I didn't plan it out days in advance, which I most certainly did. Stinky Brooklyn is a cheese shop and gourmet food market located in the Carroll Gardens section of Brooklyn.
I love cheesemongers. Helpful ones, that is. And these guys are some of the helpful-est. I marched up to the counter and demanded cheese. But I didn't know what I wanted. I like to have the 'mongers surprise me. See if they can figure out what makes me tick. Cheese-wise.
Me: I would like some cheese. Give me something weird.
Monger: Ok.....liiiiike stinky weird, or just unusual?
What he returned with was pure perfection in the form of two cheese selections:
1. Mt. Tam: a circlet of soft double cream goodness with a mild hint of Brie-like flavor.
2. An aged Peccorino Romano with a balsamic vinegar rind: This was my favorite. I had never encountered its Peccorino equal. With just a touch of sweetness from the balsamic, this salty cheese is a fantastic combination of flavor.
Now, getting back to Brooklyn Slate. Readers of this blog will have seen my Brooklyn Slate before. I feature it in many of my photos. For expample: here, here and here. One of the reasons it makes such a pretty backdrop for food is because that's what it's meant to do – present food!
Each piece of slate is hand selected and crafted by Sean and Kristy of Brooklyn Slate.
You can even obtain these fancy slates at Stinky Brooklyn.
And now I have brought it full circle. Like the Mt. Tam cheese.
261 Smith Street
(between Douglass & Degraw)