Thursday, December 24, 2009

How the Story of the Stinky Cheese Man Means More to Me Now

'Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the apartment, we had very strong and stinky foods for dinner tonight.

1. Brats - Seriously, brats are strong.
2. Sauerkraut - Strong. So very strong. And kinda stinky.
3. Andalouse - It's like this tomatoey spicy mustardy sauce stuff blend thing. It's strong; it's good.
4. Ambassadeur Fromage Cheese - The stinkiest cheese ever. It is so stinky that I seriously could not eat it. That is saying something. Generally I like cheese. I am a sucker for bleu, brie, gouda, meunster, feta, etc. But oh... this fromage was awful. I touched it, and it was like having stinky gym sock smell on your fingers that wouldn't come off after multiple washings. Gross.

Now, go eat some cheese. I know you'll love it.

Merry Christmas!

* We also had some non-stinky foods, like potatoes, grapes, apples, and bananas. And belgian chocolate.


Cash said...

Did you have chestnuts roasting on an open fire? (We won't -- I think we're having pizza.) But Jack Frost is definitely nipping at my nose.
Merry Christmas!

Mellissa said...

I do enjoy the story of The Stinky Cheese Man, but I'm glad I'm not smelling the stinky cheese you did. Belgian chocolate? So unfair!

banana said...

I got some cheeses for Christmas from Noj. None are very stinky, though.

Your post makes me recall one of the first times I ate stinky cheese. I was visiting a relative's house. This is the relative that has a cat that I am the most allergic to of all cats. By the time dinner came around, I could barely breathe. I didn't realize how stinky the cheese was until afterward when Noj mentioned it. I just kept eating it, without any problem. Noj was flabbergasted. When he realized that I couldn't smell the cheese, he and I had a great laugh. Merry Christmas.

tearese said...

were you at a restaurant? A home? A hostel? A pub? I need more details.

Cardine said...

cash - No. There were no chestnuts and no fire. Thank goodness. There is no fireplace here!

Mellissa - Me too. I have that book because I like it.

banana - I'm not sure I know which relative this is.

tearese - I was in Belgium at my parents' apartment. My dad cooked the meal. He is a fan of brats and sauerkraut. Tonight we had chili with non-stinky cheese.