I always say that the day after my October birthday I awake, yawn, blink and it’s the new year. Well, that happened, and, just like that, it’s now March! We had our new year celebration and our 10th Annual Nick’s Loves Love celebration, and now we get to turn our attention to one of my favorite, newer, local celebrations: Cheese Appreciation Month!
Many of my friends over the years have been off and on many diets; some for health reasons/allergies, some for weight loss, some just to “cleanse” … some who got caught up in the cross fit fun; they all have the “restrictive eating practices” as a common thread. From gluten-free to no sugar; from no carbs to no meat. Don’t get me wrong, I did Weight Watchers back in 2010 and lost 30 lbs and, for the most part kept it off, and I feel fantastic. WW worked for me because the only restriction was the amount of food I put in my mouth. Anyone who knows me knows I eat for pleasure (and exercise to keep fitting into my size 2 jeans) and I can’t actually bring myself to stop eating something I love and I L-O-V-E dairy! I get a lot (A LOT) of pleasure from my cheese. I am not saying my body appreciates my palate’s adoration of cheese, but, well, that’s a different blog post.
And now March is here, along with the Artisan Cheese Festival next month [insert the sound of hands clapping]. This year I have asked Chef Joshua to do a little something fun as we pay fromage – I mean homage – to our local dairy producers: we are choosing three producers each week and celebrating one of their hand-crafted gems on our Artisan Cheese Plate and, in the fourth week, it’s a Chef’s special (secret) selection.
As you know, Nick’s Cove is situated in the dairy-rich, cheese-riddled mecca that is West Marin. I kid you not, from goats, to cows, and sheep, in all directions from my office door, I can attain the very best of all types of cheese! So, join me in my cheese-filled obsession and celebrate with me!
Click here to review our selections and enjoy the bounty of my neighbors!
Cheese … I mean Cheers!