I'm going to get the party started early by slipping into the Cheese Cellar at 5 today for a special event featuring the spectacular wines from Willamette Valley's Penner-Ash paired with cheeses and an appearance by Tami Parr, the founder of the Pacific Northwest Cheese Project and author of "Artisan Cheese of the Pacific Northwest: A Discovery Guide." Copies of this soon-to-be-released book will be on sale and the author will sign.
Lately, I've been especially obsessed with cheese. I cannot stop thinking about the Italian truffle cheese they use on one of the incredible pizzas at Serious Pie. I'm searching for a source. Any ideas? Maybe I'll score some tonight.
By the way, those adorable goats are from one of my all-time favorite cheese makers, Quillisascut, where I'm going this summer to take one of the amazing culinary courses in my quest to go from critic to cook. Anybody else enrolled?