How many of you have had the pleasure of eating one of the many marvelous cheeses from The Bloomy Rind this year? I’m currently noshing on some Browning Gold myself and looking forward to my next hunk of Barely Buzzed. Cheese, glorious cheese.
If you haven’t met Kathleen and sampled some of her wares, you’re really missing out. Why, the Nashville Scene writers even proclaimed The Bloomy Rind the “Best News for Cheese Lovers” in this year’s “Best of” issue.
As the year rolls to a close, Kathleen thought it’d be nice to allow one of my lovely local readers to sample a wide variety of her goods. Well, not just sample really…downright devour. So you know what that means? It’s giveaway time!
The prize? A cheese plate, built to your taste! Ya know, custom like. Start by choosing three or four of your favorite cheeses, then add in some fabulous accompaniments, all of which will be served up on a super cool contemporary CB2 platter. (total $60 value)
Perhaps you’d like a Southern Cheese themed plate that includes Sequatchie Cove Cumberland, a semi-soft charmer from the Chattanooga area; Chapel Hill Creamery Carolina Moon, a Camembert-style cheese at it’s buttery best; and Blackberry Farm Blue, a well-balanced blue with a lovely fudgelike texture.
Or maybe you prefer something a little stinkier like Rogue Creamery’s Echo Mountain Blue, a robust, earthy blue made from cow’s and goat’s milk for a little extra oomph. Or you could go with the cheesemonger’s choice, the Cobb Hill Cheese’s Ascutney Mountain, which could easily be the love child of an aged gouda and an aged cheddar – complete with those little crystals we adore so much.
Well, you get the idea. Kathleen will listen to what you love and create a dreamy cheese plate just for you!
~Contest now closed~
All you have to do is leave a comment below telling me what we’d find on your ultimate cheese plate.
Enter between now and Thursday, December 30th at 11:59 pm CST. On Friday morning, December 31st, I’ll use random.org to select a winner. The winner will be able to pick up their custom cheese plate from Kathleen at the Nashville Farmers’ Market that very day (just in time to use it for a NYE party!) If you aren’t able to pick up at the market that day, I’ll put you in touch with Kathleen so you can set up another time and place to meet and claim your prize!
Want to increase your odds of winning? You’ll get an extra entry for each of the below, but you must come back here and leave a separate comment telling me you did so!
1. Follow me (@betheats) on Twitter and tweet the following: Enter to win @thebloomyrind cheese plate from @betheats! $60 value! http://bit.ly/hpnhkD
2. “Like” The Bloomy Rind on Facebook (if you’re already a fan just leave a note saying so)
Please note that the contest winner will be personally responsible for picking up their cheese plate. No products will be shipped. Good luck and happy cheesin’~