Sunday, December 27, 2009

Cheese Anyone?

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Have you ever seen such a beautiful set of cheese knives before in your life??? My sweet daughter gave this set to me as my Christmas gift this year. And I am tickled to have them.

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I still think they are beautiful but decided against them because the handles had the names “Cheddar, Swiss”, and “Blue” on them. What if I wanted to serve my favorite Parrano? Or a Monterey Jack with Horseradish? Hmmm??? I didn’t want to feel “locked” in. :)

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I wish I had a pear to slice and some grapes to add to this plate. (If you like Blue Cheese the “Bayley Hazen Blue” in the center of the plate is highly recommended. A slice of that with a piece of sliced pear is heaven!)

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An enhanced version of this cheese plate and my new cheese knives might be making an appearance to help ring in the New Year. :) How about you? Any cheese lovers out there?

23 comments:

sissie said...

Now that's what I call some fancy cheese cutters and I LOVE THEM!
Your precious daughter sure knew what to get her Mom. How sweet.
All those cheeses are making me hungry, I'm headin for the frig, of course I don't have any fancy cheeses like yours, so I guess I'll grab a hunk of cheddar!

~hugs~~Sissie

The Daily Connoisseur said...

Those cheese knives are absolutely gorgeous- love the intricate detail on the handle!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I have to say, Lisa, that I like these better than the PB ones! The handles are really pretty on them. Your cheese plate looks delicious. I feel a snack coming on!

Carla said...

Looks like you daughter "did good"! I love those knives. On a last minute trip to the mall right before C'mas, I had the cheese knives in my hand at PB, but thought I'd be frugal and not get them. I see your point about not being "locked" in with the names on the handles.

I'm a HUGE cheese lover, but I've never tried Parrano. I'll have to look for that one. I should probably wait a few months . . . me thinks I've indulged in way too much cheese and other belly-swelling goodies the past few days!

Melanie said...

Love the knives and I would be like you...not wanting to be locked in to the writing on them. I love cheese. I had an appetizer of brushetta w/ gorgonzola, pancetta, pears and balsamic vinegar and it was delish. (I know half of that is spelled wrong:) Enjoy your cheese. I will be trying the blue cheese soon.

Linda said...

Now she did a wonderful job finding these beauties...what a SWEET girl you have!

Blessings,
Linda

Wendy said...

I love them! They are beautiful!! You must smile everytime your look at them :)
Wendy

Brenda @Cozy Little House said...

I like the ones she got you better. The texture to the handles is so pretty.
Brenda

The White Farmhouse said...

I love cheese! Those knives are beautiful. Think I may need to pay Pier One a visit soon. I know what you mean about the whole commitment thing too. I much prefer your set over the other. The handles are much more elegant. Love the boursin cheese. I figured out how to make my own version of it and my son is nuts over it. Gorgonzola is my favorite for a salad. I recently found Fontina cheese and it is great mixed with mozzarella in dishes. My husband used to think that Parmesan cheese was horrible til I turned him onto real parmesan. He didn't know it did not really come in a green can!

Martha said...

Love your cheese set and your cheese look lovely especially that bleu!

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Oh, lucky you!!! they're gorgeous!!
I scrolled down to see the darling hand carved Santas from your dad. How precious!!! And what treasures.
Hope your Christmas was Merry!
M.L.

Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle said...

I'm not a cheese lover, but I am a fan of the beautiful knives. Now you know that your daughter's reading your blog!

Susie from Bienvenue said...

Huge cheese lover over here!!!! I love that set your daughter gave you...pretty pretty!
I thought I was going to paint but after I tried the color on the wall it was too brown. Hmmmm. maybe I should leave well enough alone...ha!

Miss Mustard Seed said...

Those cheese knives are great and I agree that the handles are better not being labeled. I love cheese, but I am not very adventurous with trying different types...especially the funky cheeses. A cheese platter is a little frigthening to me!

Karen said...

Way to go, KL :)

Malisa said...

Oh, my gosh! I am a huge cheese lover and I would love to be at your house right now! You got some nice wine to go with that? Thanks for visiting my blog today. I have signed up as a follower and look forward to being inspired by your blog this coming year!

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

So lovely! What a wonderful gift...

Warm blessings,
Spencer

Kelly @ Dare to be Domestic said...

I.Love.Cheese Platters!!! I need to make one of these but that would require cheese knives so I guess I'll be shopping for those. What a great gift and great spread!

Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

Hey?
Wheres my invire YUM!

Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

Happy New Year, friend!
HUGS!

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Stacey said...

So funny that you wrote about this right now...my husband came home from a business trip right before Christmas. He had dinner at his boss's home and they served a variety of cheese. He really enjoyed sampling the different varieties. I have to say that here in Oklahoma city I wouldn't even have a clue where to go find some. Have to work on that. :)