Monday, June 18, 2012

Cheese by the Sea

Anyone living around the bay area knows it got pretty darn hot this past weekend!

I spent mine doing some shopping, cheese shopping that is. Me and my hubby needed to beat the heat so we managed to come up with a few excuses to drive out to Carmel, spend a day at the beach while sipping on wine & cheese.

For obvious reasons, our most favorite shop in the Carmel Plaza is The Cheese Shop. I say obvious, because we are quite obsessed with FREE samplings of cheeses of all ages from around the world.

Let's just say we felt like kings & queens on the top of the sandy cliff, watching our loyal subjects prance around on the beach.

Anyways, if you ever get a chance to visit Carmel, this is a one stop shop to please the palate. They have a great selection of wine and if you forget you picnic stash, no worries, they have cups, cheese knives and wine bottle openers & corks all available. Not gonna lie, it wasn't all about the cheese. I did some fashion browsing as well, I spotted a pair of Jeffrey Campbell must have shoes at one of the boutiques on the walk to the beach. I'll be back.

Our picks: Nord Hollander, Gruyere, Aged Gouda, Mustard Seed Gouda
Not to mention flatbread crackers and Chipotle enhanced Mexican Chocolate. Nomnomnom.

What did you do this weekend to escape the hot weather?

What's the best cheesey dish you ever ate?

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