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When Cheese Wants to Get Dressed Up


“Whether it is eaten on an airplane or at one of the most inventive restaurants in the world, the structure of the cheese plate has remained relatively inert — and austere. There are exceptions, yes. But at most places, you get a few slices and wedges of cheese. Then maybe a modest tangle of grapes, a mound of walnuts, some bread.

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Photo: Jeff Gordinier/The New York Times

Which is why I was surprised the other night when I met two old friends for dinner at Colicchio & Sons in Chelsea. When the cheese plate arrived, I saw that it had gone all Dr. Seuss on me. There were shiny yellow orbs with bonsai stalks shooting out of them. There was a campfire treat floating on a wave of chocolate. There was a splash of mysterious crimson.”

via When Cheese Wants to Get Dressed Up – NYTimes.com.


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