September 9, 2011

Fridays of Intestinal Fortitude:
Cheese, Glorious CHEESE.

Note: Fridays of Intestinal Fortitude is a weekly feature about food, food and more FOOD. No, I do not necessarily want to be a food blogger, but I do LOVE to talk about food prep, cooking food, eating food and making sweet love to food. Okay, maybe not the "sweet love" part. After all, this is not meant to be an homage to 9 1/2 Weeks.

This is the last post of Wedding Week at Rancid Raves. (See Also: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3)

Behold, the Cauldron of CHEESE.

My sister Jill and I have a long history with cheese.  We LOVE cheese.  Cheap, mass-produced cheese. Expensive cheese crafted lovingly by an artisan. Goat cheese.  Cow cheese. Smelly cheese.  Not-smelly cheese.

We... Don't.... Care.

We simply love CHEESE.  Before we had kids, one of our favorite quickie meals when we would get together would be a plate of fruit and cheese.  In fact, one of my favorite meals at the Freestate Brewery in Lawrence, KS is their fruit and cheese plate.  Then, we had kids and for some reason, children require actual meals rather than scraps of fermented milk and bits of fruit.


And fruit.  I loved this shot of picture-perfect Alaina eating a messy cherry with juice dribbling on her fancy dress.  Also, that gorgeous bouffant?  Screamed for a 1960s Picnik effect.

Since Jill and I raised our daughters RIGHT, they love cheese, too.  Lactose intolerant kids need not apply for membership in our family.

Move along, kiddo.  You'll need to find another family to support you and your lame-ass digestive system.

Cheese?  Is serious business, folks.


Melanie said...

that looked SOOOO good... I am one of those lactose issue people but it seems like I tolerate cheese in small doses ok... but I probably would have needed to pop a few pills if that was in my vicinity

D. Jain said...

Oh my LORD that cheese tray looks like one of my fantasies. I, too can eat meals of nothing but cheese and fruit (or cheese, salami and baguette). LOVE.

Bethany said...

That looks amazing. We are cheese lovers around here too. A nice sharp cheddar and some red grapes- YUM!

Moderndayhermit said...

That. Is. Amazing! Alex and I are huge cheese lover and Marwan is also a cheese lover so it's awesome. Cheap, expensive, soft, hard ... as you stated: We love cheese!

That cheese setting is so amazing, I can't get over it!

Andrea M. said...

I did not discover my latent love for cheese until after my undergraduate. I went to a cheese tasting to impress a guy and the guy came and went, but the love for cheese remains.

So yes, that platter looks amazing from here :D

Also I think that Alaina's bouffant is a super easy sock bun! :)

luckyfatima said...

I have always meant to get into cheese because it looks so super sophisticated to be into cheese. Unfortunately, many of the fancier cheeses taste too strong for me. Maybe one day I will make more of an effort to learn the cheeses...a whole other little world to know about, I suppose.

Anonymous said...

Yes!!! Cheese!! :) Can I join your family?