BEST CHEESE SELECTION - 1999
All praise the lactating animals, who through their maternal generosity provide milk for their own young and also for us, the perpetually young. All praise the artisanal cheesemakers, who through careful adherence to their craft keep the world at least partially safe from Velveeta. And all praise Surdyk's, for gathering the animals' milks and the cheesemakers' arts so that we may have something to go with our wine. Stilton from Leicestershire; Brie from Meaux; Cabrales from the Spanish Asturias-Cantabria border; jalapeño jack from Wisconsin--thanks, you cows, goats, and sheep!