I suppose it’s my job – as a “blogger” – to provide year-end content. You know, “Best of” lists,* “Worst of” lists, year-end reviews, etc. I’ve done so in the past, and, honestly, I thought they were pretty good.** And while I have read, amongst the usual negative facebook chatter, people express their hate for such things, I love them. Heck, beyond the movies/albums/books, reviews I read the best/worst theater year-end review in the NY Times even though I haven’t been to NY in about 15 years and am unlikely ever to see any of those plays.
But man, this holiday season kicked my butt. Talking to a co-worker, we both agreed that it felt like the food holidays started on Nov. 1 and we hadn’t taken a breath since then; that it’s been much more intense than it has been in years. Sometimes it’s just about what days the holidays fall, but overall numbers are way up. All the reps and other cheesemongers I know are saying the same thing.
So all I’m trying to say is that the price you pay for reading the semi-coherent ramblings of a real cheesemonger is that I was too busy and exhausted to compile any fun year-end things for you. Heck, I didn’t even take any pictures of holiday craziness this year. Sorry.
If the Fancy Food Show wasn’t on the horizon or if I had been smart and planned some time off I would promise you these at a later date, but for now, we’ll just have to wait and see how it goes. Ok?
I will say happy anniversary to two of my favorite cheese companies:
I drank this and thought of Ig Vella.
Happy New Year to all you reading out there, wherever you are.
*I did answer questions from the SF Weekly though. “Meh!”
**Also, cheese doesn’t move super fast. My five-part 2010 wrap up from last year is still mostly valid.
I was just catching-up on “everything gordonzola” and noticed your note about Humboldt Fog’s 20th birthday; thanks for the note! Cypress Grove Chevre (the company) will turn 30 next year, so perhaps we’ll find a way to get you up here for the party. I have a feeling there will be a fair amount cheese and adult beverages…if these two things won’t get you on the road, nothing will. 😉
Thanks again for the Fog mention!