Yesterday we went to Rainbow Grocery and picked up a tub of Treeline soft French style nut cheese and a Dr Cow aged cashew cheese and today when we picked up our bikes we completed the trio with a tub of The Cultured Kitchen smoked cheddar cashew cheese. We also grabbed a Herb Slab, which is like a less oily focaccia, because cheese without bread is just sad!
This was one of the best picnics ever, not just because of the awesome setting and the huge appetite we'd worked up biking all over the park but because the quality of our cheese and bread choices were outstanding. The Treeline cheese is a tangy soft cashew cheese with lemony overtones, Nick enjoyed this one a lot whilst I preferred the Dr Cow which is a harder cheese. Our absolute favourite was the smoky cheddar cheese though, from a brand I'd ever heard of before this one was more like a dip than a spreadable cheese and was reminiscent of the sauce for one of my favourite mac & cheeses from Vegan Diner.
I think this was a super successful Cheese Monday even if there was no mac - I'll definitely be heading to Source and/or Homeroom this week though so expect a proper Mac 'n Cheese Monday post next week.
PS - My blog is insisting on time / date stamping my posts with the time in the UK so whilst it says I posted this on Tuesday 17th it is very definitely still Monday 16th here in San Francisco!