Another full day until relaxation!

Went to work, and had a full day of production support, windows updates on a dev server, deployments to lower level servers, only one meeting, then I went to the gym and did the arm and chest routine, went to Barnes and Noble for an hour, then met up with another friend for beer afterward


Cabernet Sauvignon! It smells complex and full bodied, and lightly of cherry. It certainly tastes like cherry, and is quite nice. It doesn't taste that complex, just a nice and drinkable Cab. Pretty darn mellow. The description states "Soft and mellow with dark fruity aromas. Intense fruit flavors of blackcurrant, plum and a hint of spice combine to create a fresh, perfectly balanced wine." I'm not sure where I got the cherry taste, then. Do blackcurrants taste like cherries? It is a very nice wine, and I would certainly buy a bottle of this for less than 15 dollars.

Edam! More Havarti++! I tried to find Edam at the grocery store recently, and the clerk pointed me to the Gouda. Is Edam a Gouda?

Gouda is made with whole milk, and has a rich, buttery, slightly sweet flavor and smooth, creamy texture. Smoked Gouda cheese is also very popular. Edam is a semi-hard Dutch cheese originating in the town of Edam in the province of North Holland. Unlike GoudaEdam is made with part-skim milk.
https://www.wisconsincheeseman.com/c/cheese/specialty/gouda-edam/

So... they're different.

This cheese has a compact, firm, and crumbly texture. However, the aroma of this cheese can be described as pungent, while Edam cheese has a very subtle aroma. We feel that Gouda makes the best substitute as this cheese goes well with fruits and can also be paired with wines that go well with Edam.

https://tastessence.com › alternatives-to-edam-cheese

Just not different enough. Ok. I still want to find Edam cheese that says Edam on it. I'll continue my search. As far as a pairing, they don't add anything to each other, but are excellent on their own that it doesn't really matter. Tomorrow is the last day of advent! I'm interested to know what they have for the last wine in the calendar!

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