Cheese is a marvelous thing. I do like a great Gouda with grapes, or a beautiful Basque with black olives (green olives are actually better, but doesn’t sound as poetic). Many of our friends roll their eyes when I tell them they can’t start eating yet because the cheese has to “breathe” first (Thank you Jason for teaching me that trick!!! Amy, thank you for encouraging my “habit”!). I have been accused of being a cheese snob more than once, but I prefer the work “enthusiast”. So when we came up with the idea of a Tosche-ese Station last year, I was almost overwhelmed by the possibilities. After several trips to the cheese counter at Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s and Meijer, and confusing the heck out of the friendly staff with questions such as “which cheese will separate less when molding”, we finally settled on this spread.
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- Brie Millennium Falcons with fresh Red Grapes and dried White Grapes
- Pepper Encrusted Blue Cheese Death Star with Pears
- Parmesan Gouda Stormtroopers Cheese Helmets
- Mozzarella R2D2 with Olive mix
- Quince Spread
- Assortment of Crackers from Trader Joe’s
- Fresh Chiabattas
- Butter Millennium Falcons
It was a big hit, I think it might have been the best received food since we started the M4Ps.
I will have the instructions to the specific cheeses in subsequent posts. So check back!
The centerpiece was a last minute idea. And as much as I would love to say it was a cake, it is a just storm trooper helmet.
Lastly, there seems to be some confusion on the actual spelling of Tosche (Toshi). So I settled on Tosche for obvious reasons.