Meats, Cheese, and Fruits
Serving a chukuteri board consists of fruit, cheese, and meats. It is a classic the world over. The combination is a fresh source of protein and vitamins. These three elements exemplify a fantastic appetizer or dessert, snack, and can sometimes even be a whole meal. These three elements when brought together provides a balance of flavour, texture, and yumminess.
One of the things I love is finding specialty cheeses! I went to the Dairy Capital Cheese shop and picked up Chocolate cheese, and that was luck fudge cake chocolate cheese cake, delicious! This weekend I had the opportunity to go to the Oxford County Cheese Festival, I was looking forward to having an array of fine cheeses that I have never had before, however unfortunately I was presented with the same old same old, Gruyere’s, cheddars, gouda cheese. The most adventurous cheese that they had at the festival was goats cheese, which is still very much average in my book.
So today, I decided to go to Spice Tree Company in Port Stanley, to pick up some yummy artisan cheeses. For the first time ever I had black cheese! It is called Black Lemon, and it says on it it is 100% tasty, and it sure was, it tasted just like those Tostitos lime tortilla chips. Other yummies I picked up was jalapeño, merlot, beer infused, wine infused, and I cannot wait to give them a try.
Something my family came across a long time ago when my family went to Cypress was something called Haloumi cheese. It is a cheese that you actually grill and eat hot. It is delicious, available at Walmart and Zehrs. Hers has a really great selection of cheeses!
And for the meat accompaniment, I love summer sausage, the one that I really like is from St. Jacobs and made by Noah Martin. A long time ago my parents used to live in Elmira and developed a fondness for all things mennonite. Another meat I like is called prosciutto, smoked salmon, pepperettes, salami, and pepperoni slices, which is a very thinly sliced meat, available at most stores.
I love cheese because it is tasty, fast, and healthy. No matter how much cheese, I eat I don’t gain weight (unless I allow myself too many grapes). Cheese has had a bad rap because it is high in fat, but now that it has been disproved that fat is the cause for weight gain, let them eat cheese! Those that have an issue with salt intake, it is important to make sure that you are eating within your daily allowance.
Not only is cheese great for the Keto diet, but is also very good for very low to no carbs. How could you possibly get bored with it? There are so many varieties of cheese, that you could probably have a different cheese everyday of the year (no I will not document this).
At first, for me, I will admit, I found it incredibly difficult to accept cheese without its partner, the cracker. But after some self persuasion and making it a ‘normal’ daily routine, I find that eating cheese by itself is my favourite way to snack.
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