posted on Dec, 24 2020 @ 09:11 AM
So the wife decided to go with this dish for New Years which is called "Miracle Rice" (it's a Giada DeLaurentis dish).
I won't post the recipe here because you can easily look it up if interested, but it is essentially a bunch of cheeses mixed together with cooked
rice, scallions and topped with Prosciutto Cotto and garnished with parsley and peas. It is served with a cheese tomato sauce. And it looks
absolutely fabulous. Now, on to the point of my post.
As noted, this dish has a number of cheeses in it. It has all the usual suspects like Parmesan Reggiano, Mascarpone, etc., but it also has Smoked
Mozzarella (which we don't often see) and a cheese I'd never had before called Taleggio. So we ordered some in, and a taste test was in order.
HOLY COW!! Taleggio cheese is the absolute BEST cheese I think I've ever eaten, and I've tasted a lot of really nice cheeses! It definitely ranks
up there in the top 5-6 of all time.
Taleggio cheese has the consistency of Bree, complete with the rind. And the flavor is this spectacular multi-spectral experience. At first it
reminds you of Bree, then the flavor develops into a Gruyere flavor and then finishes off with this Bleu cheese like flavor. It is absolutely
I strongly recommend trying Taleggio cheese if you ever get the opportunity. Even if you have to order some, it's worth it just to try!
I'm glad my wife got more than we need for the dish, but even still it's going to be awful hard to keep my mitts off that cheese for another 5-6