Landing in Toronto right on time Friday night, Sheena jumped into her awaiting chariot and hightailed it down to the Crooked Star, to pick up her sweet little Saddam
who had been sitting patiently all by himself since Wednesday night's Raymi Art Wrap Party
Next stop was one of Sheena's sorely missed Happy Places in Toronto... the Cheese Boutique
It had been wa-a-a-a-y too long. After wiping her bodily fluids off the glass window of the Quebec Cheese cupboard, she settled on the staples: Bouq Emissaire, Benedictine Bleu, the house paté... and a new one - the Normandy Mimolette
The Mimolette was extra orange, extra hard, almost like an aged Parmeggiano... Cheese Boutique ages it for an extra 4 years on its own premises. (Yes, I always stick my head inside the aging cellar....)
AND! Quince paste is available at the cheese counter. Yay! Not quite as tart and pungent as the one Sheena got engaged to at Harrod's
last fall, but it made for lovely company paired with the Benedictin Bleu and those yummy little fruit/nut crackery biscotti only ever found at the C.B.
Also an excuse to think about my dear friend The Cheek as I cracked open her thoughtfully gifted Marcona Almonds and finally christened my Atlanta smuggled Crate and Barrel Slate Cheese boards....
Though sans chalk. FCS.