I’ve resolved the tech issues and am catching up on a few news stories from the past few days. thanks for your patience! I have several cheese reviews of my own to post including a belated St. Patty’s offering. meanwhile- enjoy this look at French “Napoleon” from the SF Chronicle’s Janet Fletcher:
“Cheese prices just keep rising, to the point that the cheese platter is always the most costly course at my dinner parties. Still, I’m not giving it up. I just try not to overbuy and to make sure that any splurge is repaid in pleasure.
At more than $40 per pound, Napoleon sets a high bar for itself. But if you are willing to pay dearly for a “wow” moment, this aged French sheep’s milk cheese delivers.
It is the relatively recent creation of French affineur Dominique Bouchet, who makes his living largely by maturing and selling other people’s cheese.”