Monday, June 24, 2013

I just want to put you on my gluten free cracker

A few months ago my lovely blog friend Dorothy from Far From Kansas offered to send me cheese! CHEESE from the Netherlands.

Which leads me to say a couple of things about things.

1. I love that blogging can make people from across hemispheres connect over something like cheese and get onboard to help each other out in their crazy dreams (in my case, my life list where I want to try 1000 cheeses).

2. People are just lovely. Dorothy is simply a lovely person who wanted do something nice to a stranger, and it makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside to have her as a friend.

3. And this one goes without saying. Cheese is good.

4. The first challenge for Dorothy and I was to find out if it was actually legal to send cheese via the mail into Australia (and with a helpful tweet from Australian Post) and some sleuthing we found that yes, yes it was.

And so, that brings me to last Monday. I was about to rush out the door to meet Inspector Climate and some friends for dinner and as I opened the door I saw a package. Why the post man didn't bother knocking I'm not sure, but who cares because it was cheese!

I wish I could've captured my face when I saw it, but it was obviously unexpected.

So I've reenacted it for you:



I probably wasn't wearing glasses.

I immediately popped it into the fridge (the whole package because I was running out the door).

But when I opened it the next day this is what was waiting for me. Some smoked goat's cheese.


I've been cutting of chunks of it to eat with an apple for lunch. Heavenly.


To the lovely Dorothy, thank you so much! I didn't think there was anything that would make me smile last week, and yet...you did!



This makes cheese number 59 on my quest to sample 1000 cheeses.

39 comments:

  1. Cheese! I can understand your excitement :-)

    I also love cheese with apple or pear, nice choice.

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  2. Cheese is definitely my friend! To get a package from a new blog friend is already fabulous, and then for it to me something imported and edible? Sign me up, baby!

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  3. It is such a lovely gesture, enjoy that cheese for both of us :)

    xo Stephanie

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  4. Sooo...care to let me know just how I could maybe mail you some French cheese? Are there régulations to respect? How can I be sure it won't spoil from being out of the the fridge for so long...

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  5. That is so sweet! My dad used to get a whole block of Washington state Cougar Gold cheese in the mail from an old friend of his. Sending cheese in the mail should be a world wide tradition :)

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  6. This sounds so great, its so cool that you're attempting to taste that many cheeses! I had no idea that you could post any. Thats really sweet that she sent it to you, sounds yum!Thanks for stopping by.. Hope you have a positive and productive week ahead!

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  7. Cheese in the mail - how fantastic! I thought receiving parcels of tea in the mail was a good as it got, but now I know better.

    P.S. Your re-enacted cheese face was awesome.

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  8. It doesn't get much better than cheese . . .

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  9. I love receiving food as a gift. Is there any type of cheese you don't like? What about blue cheese or really strong cheese or strong smelling cheese? I'm glad that you got to try to some real Dutch cheese; there is some good cheese there (but try convincing the French of that!).

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  10. That is so sweet from her! I did not know it is legal to send cheese!

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  11. Thanks for your kind words on my last post!
    What a sweet thing to do, and I totally get excited about cheese, too, so you're not alone!

    Have a fantastic day,
    -Kati

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  12. What a fantastic surprise! I would have been even more animated honestly because well, I get SUPER excited about cheese haha. Thank you for popping by my blog xo

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  13. Cheese in the mail? And goat cheese, no less?! That's my absolute favorite, how to I befriend this person?!? LOL

    Sarah @ Life As Always

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  14. That is so sweet!! A nice surprise!!

    Jayme & Mendi @ Her Late Night Cravings

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  15. Chick I should find out about sending you some cheese from Wisconsin - it is the cheese capitol of the US! I'll look into it ;-)

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  16. You lucky girl! That's a good friend for you!

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  17. Ahhhhh How I love cheese. That is so nice of her! I'm glad you got to enjoy it!

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  18. This is awesome. your reenactment picture was the highlight of the post.

    No. I Lied. The cheese was :) But the reenactment photo was a close second.

    Xo Lourdes

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  19. I love this big goal of yours! How great and delicious! Makes me want to do something similar, maybe with coffee...

    xo Mary Jo

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  20. Cheese rocks!! Like majorly. And yes isn't it wonderful the connections we make through blogging? Last Christmas a blogging friend of mine from London sent me a package with all sort of London-related items. This is why I love blogging :-)

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  21. Isn't it amazing how something so simple can make you feel better? Love that you had a little ray of sunshine come into your life during a difficult time. Plus, cheese is awesome!

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  22. What a lovely friend and that cheese looks wonderful

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  23. Oh wow- I need to make friends with this one!

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  24. What an amazing girl and what an amazing goal! 1000 cheeses, I am gonna follow along. Thanks for sharing.

    Hannah from I am a lifestyle blog

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  25. Sounds yummy and I love your reenactment pic! You should come to France, the land of cheeses!

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  26. Hands down, that's got to be the best blog gift ever!! So the cheese was fine flying? It didn't spoil?

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  27. So awesome! Plus, I love the reenactment face. :)

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  28. Shipping cheese into the USA probably wouldn't work...
    That being said, we had some Irish dubliner cheese the other day and it was surprisingly amaaaaazing. I gotta go to the store to get some more...

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  29. I'm glad you are enjoying the cheese! Now that I know it's possible there's no telling what might end up at your door :)

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  30. Hi dear...I am utterly grateful for your kind words over at mine.

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  31. lol looks so yummy! and i love the perks of blogging too!

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  32. And I should add: I try to incorporate cheese into every single meal every single day lol.

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  33. Oh my goodness, Dorothy is a sweet heart! Blogging truly is amazing! I love how it brings people into our lives just when we need them! I have met the sweetest people on earth thanks to this corner of the internet!!

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  34. Thanks for your visit, have a great week ahead!

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  35. Hi from another hemisphere too, though I won't offer to send you any rotten pickled fish from Sweden because I'm not that cruel ;-) What a cool connection though!

    Regan

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  36. wow what a nice thing to do!! that cheese looks amazing!

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  37. Oh wow, I love how cool the blogging community is!! I also love your reenactment of what your face looked like when you received the cheese. =) Have a great weekend! xoxo

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