Truffle Tremor cheese at Farmstead Cheeses & Wines/Alameda...
- RWCFoodie Feb 18, 2008 02:11 PM
We were a bit early for an event in Alameda yesterday so we took advantage of those 45 minutes to stop by the Farmstead Cheeses & Wines Shop in the Alameda Marketplace. I wanted to see if they had the Truffle Tremor cheese from Cypress Grove that I read about in the Chron a couple of weeks ago...
What a pleasure to walk into a shop like this and find a salesperson like Molly! She obviously enjoys her job and knows her cheese! She knew exactly where to find it in a case with probably 100 different cheeses and offered us a taste - all I can say is YUM. This is a runny truffle infused cheese. If we lived in this area I would be in this shop probably too often to be good for my waistline...
I will leave the "Places" linking thing to those of you who are more successful with the process... several attempts have produced zero results for me even though I feel that I'm following the directions correctly... :-)
I bought some of the Truffle Tremor at the Mill Valley Market last week. I tried it and it didn't seem to have much taste, but I ate it anyway. I didn't realize until later that evening that my sense of taste was messed up due to a really bad cold and whatever I was taking for it. What a waste! I'll have to try it again when my tastebuds are back to normal...
I saw Truffle Tremor on the cheese menu at Girl and the Fig this weekend and ran the other way. Glad to hear it's good.
(Getting the places link to post requires clicking the words--not the button below--to add it to your post. Not an ideal interface. Half the time I cancel it accidentally.)
I live half a block away -- the only good thing is that I don't feel the need to overbuy, since I can always run over and get more.
Farmstead Cheeses & Wines
1650 Park St, Alameda, CA 94501
The Cheeseboard has it on sale for $15 lb. It looks lovely, the texture is wonderful, but I can't taste truffles so it was wasted on me. Nice to have tried the sample though.