Almost daily, I'm asked by a customer or two what my favorite cheese is. I generally say something flip like 'what does it matter what I like - it's you we need to please!'.
When pressed for an answer, my favorite - I mean ABSOLUTE favorite, is really ripe camembert. Generally, I would say that meaning French camembert, I mean, is there really any other kind? As it turns out, yes there is. We just discovered it last week and it's from a surprising locale - Tasmania, to be exact.
Tasmanian Heritage Camembert. It's won international awards over the past few years and is just now becoming available. It's insane. In fact, I'm gonna go out on a limb and say it's the best darn camembert I've tried.
So, I guess my new favorite cheese is not just ripe camembert, it's ripe Tasmanian camembert. Wonders never cease.