Saturday, September 4, 2010

Date with Nate- Week 2

Today was our weekly date night (the hubby is now on days at work, Hooray!). This week we grabbed a Cheese Tasting Date from the Date Jar. I got the idea from Moments to Live By. Now before you think, "A cheese tasting? Really?!" I need to tell you a little about my hubby...He loves Cheese! I can buy a one pound block of cheese and he will have it eaten (not on things, just cutting pieces off the block) in 3 days; so I added this to the list of dates as an ode to him. Love you honey!

We went to Harmon's and were treated like Kings (and in my case a Queen). We were just going to get an apple, some crackers, and some cheese but once we walked by the fresh bread area and the man started giving us samples we were hooked. We decided on a Fresh Baguette instead of crackers and then headed over to the cheese man. I have to tell you, I went a little over board. What can I say? Along with being a procrastinator, I'm also indecisive. The great guy at the cheese station, Steve, cut us tiny pieces and by the time we left the store, we had 12 different cheeses, an apple, a peach, a pear, roast beef, and the baguette.

We waited until G was asleep, jumped in the shower, got dressed up (I told Nate he couldn't wear Jammies since it was a date), and set the end table for a romantic night of cheese and talk.

The Spread

Our Cheese Plate

Our Fruit Plate

The Baguette

First, we tried the cheeses alone and then with bread and then with fruit. We had some Goudas, Fromager, Asiagos, a Cajun Cheddar, Havarti, and more. Some were good, some were okay, and one was terrible. These were ok to take a small taste of but I wouldn't be able to have a lot of them or have them on a sandwich. I've come to a realization; I like plain pre-packaged cheese. I like Colby Jack, Cheddar, Pepper Jack; which we didn't buy any of. We did get some great goat's milk cheeses from our neighbor that we really liked but I think I like cow's milk cheeses for texture.

Nate with the Havarti (he really liked that)

Me with the Dubliner (I hated it!)

All in all, it was a great date. We did spend more money on the cheese and crackers than we thought we would ($25) but we would have spent that much on a dinner out anyways. Give it a try! Go out and buy some cheese (though I suggest not 12 different kinds) and spend some time with your spouse. P.S. Don't get the Dubliner!!!!


  1. Awesome. My hubs LOVES cheese too! I'm gonna have to try this one out.

  2. I LOVE cheese! This sounds like a very amusing date! Haha... :)

  3. I have a recipe for making your own cheese (somewhere)at home. I got it at Relief Society, we actually made it and tasted it there- it was pretty good.