Cheese, Beer and Other Local Business
After a long day at work, I found myself at home enjoying a typical, uneventful evening. The evening then turned into watching re-runs of my favorite cartoon, Rocko's Modern Life. Ok, I lied I have it on DVD. However, I digress. One of the characters posed a very
interesting question: “Which is funnier? Bananas or Cheese?” The answer, of course, turned out to be cheese.
I soon began thinking… not only is cheese hilarious, but cheese may be the best foo
d on the planet. Brie, mozzarella, cheddar, gouda, asiago, nacho, string cheese and even Cheese
Whiz. Alright, well maybe not Cheese Whiz, but people love it anyway. Plus, there is some humor to semi-solid, orange cheese in a jar. I guess it’s good when you’re in a pinch and desperately need to put cheese on something.
My favorite cheese, however, would probably be blue cheese. Not just any blue cheese however… Oh no, no, no, no, no! Berkshire Blue Cheese! It’s simply the finest blue cheese I’ve ever tasted and it’s made right here in
Berkshire County in the wonderful little (and my personal favorite) town of Dalton. Please click the link above to learn about how they produce this wonderful cheese.
I came across Berkshire Blue Cheese a few years ago working at a restaurant at which I was employed. I found the flavor to be amazing. It doesn’t have too strong of a flavor like many types of blue cheeses. It has a certain creaminess that I’ve never found in any blue cheese. I’ve found that in my kitchen adventures in my own home that Berkshire Blue is very versatile and can be used on anything from topping burgers and salads to mixing in with potatoes to make a unique dish.
So the next time you’re staying at The Yankee Inn make sure to stop into Nejaime's Wine Cellar across the street and purchase some Berkshire Blue Cheese. A good complement to the cheese would be a growler of Berkshire Brewing Company's Steel Rail pale ale. A purchase of local cheese and local beer from a locally owned liquor store while staying at a locally owned hotel, is an excellent way to support local business in the Berkshires.