Monday, March 31, 2008

Contraband Cheese

Yes, SheenaVision fans, tis true. What you see pictorialized today is smuggled cheese. Each creamy bit just a little bit contraband. Every sharp pungent sliver a criminally tasty morsel.

An unexpected stumble upon a Whole Foods en route to BWI on Friday afternoon, and in Sheena caved. Like a sink hole on a Florida highway. Like Stephan Dion on a point of principle. Like Nick and a bad seed.

Wrapped in double plastic and carefully placed into the loving cradle of the OSB, nary a dog sniff tipped me off to The Man.


Today's featured selections:


Hendricks Farms, Telford PA - the Cheddar Blue (top). Neat. A blend of - duh - cheddar and blue. Microproduction. Check out the Hendricks site for ecologically friendly animal sensitive practices and philosophy.

Humboldt Fog from Cypress Grove Not new to SheenaVision - was the first one to disappear (bottom). Let it stand at room temperature for a few hours, until it was dripping and forming a foggy white puddle all over my slate board. As I lay awake on Saturday night, I fantasized about a big hunk of Humboldt Fog taking a swing at my Bouq Emissaire, fighting for the honour of my hand in marriage. The two gooey grey stallions determined to win Sheena's favour. Ok. Ok. Maybe I should have eaten a bit earlier in the evening.

Sotoccenere with Truffles: (right) Semi-soft and aromatic. Nummy in an earthy sophisticated kind of way. Like a louche sweat-pants grey Prada tank top casually half-tucked into jeans.

Neal's Yard Dairy Irish Coolea (left) Almost in Mimolette league, but a not quite as sharp or dry. Probably not aged as long. I like a sharp hard cheese that splinters into shards when you try to cut it. Good without any crackers.


9 Comments:

At 9:11 PM, Anonymous Midnight said...

Am clearing the decks .

 
At 10:48 AM, Blogger CheekierMeSly said...

I'm gonna have to smuggle some up when next I visit. Your digs are looking downright homey, Sheena.

 
At 2:57 PM, Anonymous Fenderbender said...

hmmm, I heard of someone who smuggled in some meat products and had all her luggage confiscated and she was also fined a considerable amount .... you might want to re-consider crowing about it... there's a list of stuff not allowed and the penalties at some government website... looks great though.. i'll be sure to bring you a brick of Black River Cheese Company cheddar with a hacksaw hidden inside to your new home at Corrections Canada if you get caught

 
At 3:36 PM, Anonymous Midnight said...

I was walking up Yonge St. recently, wearing mostly black, and blood red,
sunglasses (day and nite - when I'm outside), shoulder-length hair...

Three police officers were walking in the other direction, giving me dirty looks...

I said to the closest one :
'It's alright officer, I'm a Conservative'.

They all laughed, and one of them
apologetically replied :
'Sorry to bother you, Sir.'

(An ABSOLUTELY true story, btw...)

Anyway, you may wish to use that line, as a last resort, Sheena,
but the way I imagine you dress, you've probably got the whole security staff mesmerized already.

But don't discount some jealous bitch, trying to ruin your fun...

Good Luck !

 
At 7:26 PM, Blogger raymi lauren said...

ballsy

 
At 3:20 PM, Blogger petite gourmand said...

good thing the dogs weren't at the border....
worth the risk I'm sure.

 
At 4:56 PM, Anonymous Midnight said...

Dogs luv cheese, but the're trained to sniff out things they don't luv...

It could be her ace in the hole...

But I don't mean to be recklessly or irresponsibly, encouraging...

 
At 3:34 PM, Anonymous spy said...

did you see all of the warning posters?... "use this garbage can to throw out all plants. You still have a chance not to be thrown in jail for smuggling"

 
At 4:29 PM, Anonymous Hoser said...

Cheese plants ...

She could always claim that the cheese was 'planted' in her luggage.

 

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