Better than Cake - And Almost Too Pretty to Eat

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors

My good friends Ron and Alexandra Seigel surprised me this week with a couple of special deliveries for my birthday. The first, was a bottle of fabulous heirloom wine from a favorite winery we toured last Fall. We'll be uncorking it later tonight. The second arrived yesterday, and I was absolutely delighted as we haven't been able to find it. Isn't it gorgeous? It is also a great reminder of yet another wonderful trip we took together last year. Can you guess what it is?  It's better than cake - at least it is to me. 

 

Okay, several of you have already guessed it's a kind of cheese, so I'll update and elaborate. It's called Alp Meadow. The colored coating is made from chopped up alpine wildflowers and herbs. You eat it too, along with the creamy, cow's milk cheese. Here's a complete description of this wonderful treat.  We enjoyed it last night with a sparkling Rose, and it was a perfect pairing.  Here's to great friends, good wines, and delicious food. Happy Saturday. 

 

 

 

 

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Endre Barath, Jr.
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Well Happy Birthday  Debb, and there is nothing wrong with good wine and  great cheese... maybe Bernie got you some Chocolate to complete the birthday:)Endre

Jan 26, 2019 03:44 PM #8
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Myrl Jeffcoat
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That is a delightful looking cheese, Debb!  I don't believe I've seen anything quite like it!  And, with the wine Ron and Alexandra sent, It should make for a very special treat!

Jan 26, 2019 05:13 PM #9
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Good evening Debb and Bernie - what a creative idea.  Ron and Alexandra Seigel are so clever.  That is eating luxury.

Jan 26, 2019 07:49 PM #10
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Hi Debb and Bernie,  There is something to say about good friends, great wine, and cheese getting better with age.   Or maybe we just appreciate them more when we are older.   Enjoy!

Jan 26, 2019 09:05 PM #11
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I enjoy the different guesses and the answer Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD 

Jan 26, 2019 10:11 PM #12
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Gabe Sanders
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I cheated and clicked on the link, but I originally thought it was some type of pie or cake.

Jan 27, 2019 05:06 AM #13
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Brian England
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That is so nice, Ron and Alexandra Seigel are such kind people, I am happy to see you are having such a nice birthday!

Jan 27, 2019 05:18 AM #14
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Good morning, Debb... such special gifts from special friends to help make your birthday a special day!

As for me, I'm not sure anything is better than cake! 

Jan 27, 2019 06:18 AM #15
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Him Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD 
Who would have thunk of a hunk of cheese for a birthday celebration.  Now that you've given us a description it actually makes perfect sense paired with the perfect wine.  What an awesome gift from Ron and Alexandra Seigel

Jan 27, 2019 07:18 AM #16
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Happy Birthday,  you must be 34 by now.  Hope you have a great night with the wine.

 

Jan 27, 2019 08:00 AM #17
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Good morning Debb. Oh my, that cheese does look gorgeous and almost too pretty to eat. Hope you had a great birthday.

Jan 27, 2019 09:02 AM #18
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Thanks all, it was a lovely Birthday...and yes, Ron and Alexandra Seigel made it that much more special. They are wonderful and thoughtful friends. 

Jan 27, 2019 09:15 AM #19
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GORGEOUS!
Too pretty to eat but even off dairy, I would! LOL
The Seigels have exquisite taste in everything, including friends!

Jan 27, 2019 09:18 AM #20
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What a marvelous thing to arrive at your house, Debb. Sounding the Robyn Hitchcock cheese alarm!!! I love love love cheese. Any kind of cheese. Pairing wine with cheese is a good excuse to drink more wine, too. How sweet of those guys to send this to you.

and . . . Happy Birthday!!

Jan 27, 2019 10:08 AM #21
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Hi Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD - First of all ...Happy Birthday!  What a wonderful surprise that Ron and Alexandra Seigel sent to you.  The cheese looks delicious! The wine and cheese will be paired well I am sure.

Jan 27, 2019 10:41 AM #22
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Thanks so much Sherry. It is actually a cheese that goes quite well with a Riesling, but I'm with you, it would go great with any good wine. ;) 

Jan 27, 2019 10:44 AM #23
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Hi Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD, how thoughtful of Ron and Alexandra Seigel on your special day to surprise you with an exquisite cheese and a bottle of wine. The cheese looks too beautiful to eat. 

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What a great surprise and that cheese looks wonderful, making my mouth water with the thought of the flavours.

Jan 28, 2019 07:28 AM #25
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Debb, what a wonderful gift and surprise for your birthday. The cheese looks beautiful, I've never seen anything like it. Sounds like your birthday was very special, I'm glad you enjoyed such a lovely day. 

Jan 28, 2019 07:38 AM #26
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Debb - what wonderful gifts to enjoy from special friends.

That chees is amazing - a piece of culinary art for sure!

Happy Birthday, again!!

Jeff

Jan 28, 2019 08:59 AM #27
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