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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...
Link: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/02/08/WIFGUPOQV.DTL

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...
Link: http://www.farmsteadcheesesandwines.com/

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... :-)

  1. Robert Lauriston Feb 18, 2008 02:25 PM

    I tried that cheese the other day. Worth seeking out, especially if you're a fan of Humboldt Fog.

    Farmstead Cheeses & Wines
    1650 Park St, Alameda, CA 94501

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    1. re: Robert Lauriston
      RWCFoodie Feb 18, 2008 02:41 PM

      You're so right Robert - and I am a fan of Humboldt Fog. That hunk-o-truffle love is just taunting me now. Could be that will be dinner tonight! Thanks for adding the place link...

    2. The Librarian Feb 18, 2008 02:49 PM

      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...

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      1. re: The Librarian
        Robert Lauriston Feb 18, 2008 05:41 PM

        Was it at room temperature? Really needs to be.

      2. Windy Feb 18, 2008 02:53 PM

        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.)

        1. Ruth Lafler Feb 18, 2008 05:53 PM

          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

          1. Scrapironchef Feb 18, 2008 08:38 PM

            I picked some up at Cowgirl at the Ferry Building for V-day, great stuff with a loaf of Acme.

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              oaktowngirl Feb 20, 2008 08:47 AM

              Also available at Whole Foods Berkeley.

              1. jeffyd Feb 25, 2008 04:38 PM

                thanks for the kind words; i'll pass the compliment on to Molly

                Cheesemonger Jeff

                1. rworange Mar 2, 2008 09:14 PM

                  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.

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