I have the perfect little cheese that you should pick up and perhaps bring to your Easter meal, or not.
Redhead Creamery out of Brooten, MN jumped on the scene in late 2013 by sneak tasting some spectacular bandaged wrapped aged cheddar. It was good, and it basically got enough foodist tongues wagging to help fund a successful Kickstarter to the tune of $40k. But they really started hitting their groove just this year.
I found this neat little package of Little Lucy brie at my local Lunds, and I am smitten. Named after the cheesemakers' daughter, this briefly aged cheese is an elegant snowy white tower that is both fresh and complex. Here’s the thing, you need to buy two at a time. The first you should rip into right away to indulge in the delicate grassy notes that just pop through like the first tulip in March. I found myself so hungry for that clean wholesomeness that it was gone before I blinked. So patience with that second package, because if you want to experience that same cheese with a little bit more funk, a bit more dense creaminess, let it hang in your fridge for another couple of weeks. The cheese will break down as it ages and become something more mature and gooey when cut into. A bit more indulgent and a just reward for patience, yeah?
So buy two—bring one to your family gathering and revel in newness, then after all the chocolate bunny ears have been nipped and only the black jelly beans are left, pull out the second and deepen the season.