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Rhapsody in Bleu

Written by Fermentations / Cecile G. Mauricio for Business Mirror Friday, 09 October 2009 02:49

Malagos farmhouse cheeses: handmade with goats’ and cows’ milk—and with passion, too.

“Blush,” it is called. The name recalls the generic name given to mostly American wines whose coloring spans the pink spectrum. But “blush” in this case aptly describes the color of a gorgeous cheese, a delicate salmon pink underneath its knobby, light brown rind.

I had encountered it at lunch a couple of weeks ago and was so smitten by it, I had requested (badgered, really) Bill Stone, president of the Cheese Club of the Philippines, to arrange a sampling of more cheeses. Mr. Stone did better by organizing a wine-and-cheese pairing…

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