Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Block of smoked cheese

This is a giant brick of cheese that was being smoked in the smoke room inside the house. The walls of the smoke room are thick, as the last thing that one wants in the warm Costa Rican climate is a fire adding to the warmth.

When I first saw that there was the equivalent of a smoke house inside the ranch house, I thought it would be for ham or other meats. I was surprised to see such a large block of cheese being smoked. I presume that smoking cheese preserves it without refrigeration. It would certainly add to the flavor.

Several people yesterday left comments about the smoke inside the house. It was not smoky at all until he opened the door to the smoke room. Normally the smoke stays in the smoke room and out of the rest of the house.

This week we have photos of the Atacama Desert of Chile on our Viva la Voyage travel photo site. If you have not been there, it is worth a visit to our website to see unique, colorful landscape.

6 comments:

Kate said...

As a person born and reared in Wisconsin, I'm not so sure about that huge brick of smoked cheese. It's probably very good. but it doesn't look very appealing. Did you taste it?

Sharon said...

I love smoked cheese. I wouldn't have guessed that was what they were doing either.

Jack said...

Mmmmmmm, good!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

CHEESE!! Well who would have guessed! I was so sure it would be either a meat or fish! Well there you go, that's why I love this, you see something different everyday!!

cieldequimper said...

Wouldn't mind a bite of that one!

Jarart said...

That is a huge block of cheese! Smoked cheese is so delicious too. Did you get to try any?

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