Staff survey results from Formaggio Kitchen: the best of 2011
It's always fascinating to hear which cheeses or specialty foods cheesemongers like best. Luckily for us, Formaggio Kitchen, in Cambridge, MA, has rounded up their staff's top ten cheese/food items for 2011 so we can all see what these pros like best:
At the end of each year, staff members at all three of our shops fill out a staff survey, reflecting on our year in food. We pick our favorites, reminisce about revelatory food moments and about new discoveries. Like clockwork, some products can be counted on to appear each year. Other foodstuffs disappear and/or reappear, depending on staff members’ palates.
Cellars at Jasper Hill Cheeses – So many of their cheeses cropped up in this year’s survey results, we couldn’t pick one. Cabot Clothbound Cheddar is a perennial favorite – one person wrote of the cheese, “[it] is such a consistently perfect product. It can be put on any cheese plate. It’s affordable and very versatile.” Newcomer Harbison was much lauded with one staffer writing, “[Harbison] has an amazing, creamy, bodacious texture with a rich woodsy flavor.