Nashville Food Bloggers met Sunday for a party, potluck and white elephant gift exchange. Fabulous cooks brought dishes from their kitchens. While I can cook, I'm no Cook, so I decided to bring a side dish to compliment the food.
Over Christmas, Costco carried many appetizers. I very much wanted to try the olive assortment, or some of the many charcuterie choices. But when I visited my Costco this week, these items had disappeared.
For several months, I'd been considering the bamboo cheese tray with cheese cutters, now on sale for $9.97 at my Costco. I decided the party was a great excuse to purchase that.
While some of the bloggers make their own feta and mozzarella, I figured no one would be contributing hard cheeses. I chose Kirkland Cheddar, Asiago and Manchego.
The caved-aged Vermont cheddar was $11.99 a pound.
I paid $5.99 a pound for the Asiago. The packaging of the Asiago had a QR code which linked to a Costco website where I discovered that the milk producers for this Wisconsin cheese live a maximum of 51 miles from the plant.
The manchego was $7.99 a pound and is a product of Spain.
I brought leftovers home, which I froze.
Some love Asiago, but it's not my favorite. I thought the manchego was very good. But the cheddar was excellent and deserved the most expensive price.