Tonight was the Cheese Ball! Hosted and organized by my friend Tenaya (aka Madame Fromage), it was a fundraiser for Birchrun Hills Farm‘s cheesecave fund and was a very great deal of fun. I worked the door for an hour or two, brought a quartet of homemade preserves, and chatted with a number of friends and acquaintances.
At the end of the night, it was mostly cheesemakers and cheesemongers around the massive cheeseboard. They had saved some of the very best wedges and wheels for the true appreciators and so I tasted some truly spectacular bits. Of course, I can’t remember any of the names (I didn’t have a drop to drink, it’s just my customary name amnesia), but it was worth it nonetheless.