Taste for the farmyward
I like cheeses whose flavour is described as 'farmyard'. This carries some downside.
Last week I'd been eating Perail and Soumaintrain. Both these cheeses have what often is called a 'farmyard' flavour. You can 'really taste the animal'. This carries risk - the following happened to me at the end of the week.
I was eating breakfast. I'm not a morning person, so you should picture the following flow of thoughts as a dusty troop of increasinly alarmed little animals limping through my brain.
- Hmm interesting flavour.
- Sort of farmyard, you can definitely taste the animal.
- Actually that's a bit much, fecal really.
- Wait! I'm eating porridge and nuts! How could it taste fecal?!
- Oh I suppose if ....
- Aaaagh! *Tries to spit out food, has swallowed most of it. Feels sick.*
The nuts were from a whole-food shop. Mice? Rats? A cat? Who knows? I'd prefer not to.