Blogger Faces Crisis Of Confidence Over Jimmy Carter And Goat Cheese
The Virginian Pilot published an article by Kerry Dougherty over the weekend that seems to say nothing except that the author doesn't like goat cheese. She also took the bold and topical position of criticizing Jimmy Carter's presidency. But she's not alone! In an inspired fit of journalistic research, Dougherty found out that Googling "I hate goat cheese" yielded 21,000 hits:
Who among us truly has a palette refined enough to give us the objective analysis of goat cheese this divided country desperately needs?
At least one Internet expert suggested that those of us who gag at the thought of goat cheese are actually "supertasters" - afflicted with too many goaty receptors on our tongues, or something like that.
Whatever the reason, I smiled as I read descriptions from my goat-cheese-hating brethren who called the ubiquitous cheese "gamey," "muttony" and "sour."
One quipped that goat cheese tastes exactly like "Wilford Brimley's navel."
I was tempted to chime in with something like: Goat cheese is to food as Jimmy Carter is to presidents.