First Koenig Cheese
There has been a “fancy cheese” section in the grocery store near our house for a while now. We usually walk by this section, look at the prices of the cheese and then keep walking.
I’m not a huge cheese person. I don’t like to eat cheese by itself. I also usually prefer melted cheese, such as cheese that is melted on cheeseburgers or scalloped potatoes.
I was at the grocery store, near the “fancy cheese” section, when I saw that they were giving out free samples. I sometimes ask Mike to try the sample first and then have him tell me whether or not I will like the sample.
Since Mike likes to eat cheese by itself, I figured this was a good idea. Even if I don’t like the cheese sample, he can always finish it for me.
This particular sample contained a thin slice of First Koenig cheese, on top of a thin rice cracker, with a small amount of caramel spread over the cheese.
I took one bite and was hooked. It was so amazing! I politely asked if I could have another sample while asking questions about the cheese.
I, of course bought a small amount of cheese and the crackers. I considered buying the caramel as well, but once I found out the price of the caramel, I decided against it. This was a very nice, expensive caramel. However, it didn’t taste like it was worth the price.
I decided to buy some natural fruit spread instead. These can be found in the same area as jams or jellies. I chose this natural fruit spread because the first ingredient was NOT high fructose corn syrup.
The fruit spread was a nice contrast to the slightly salty, slightly nutty cheese.
- 16 thin rice crackers
- 4 ounces First Koenig cheese, cut into 16 slices
- 5 tablespoons and 1 teaspoon strawberry fruit spread
- Place a slice of cheese on cracker. Spread 1 teaspoon of fruit spread over the cheese. Repeat with the remaining ingredients.
- Serve immediately.