Cheese Porn: A Gushing, Goaty, Espresso Rubdown

OK, so for most folks Valentine's Day is all chocolates and roses (or Ben and Jerry's), and we've probably done enough this week to push the show-her-you-care-with-oysters agenda.

But really, what could be more romantic than a cheese tasting by candlelight? This weekend, see why words like "coagulate," "curds" and "rennet" have inspired poets for centuries. Taste just how mischievous a cheese can get after four months cooped up in a cave.

Careful with the first bite, though, once that block of gushing cheese warms up.

Take a look at some of the wildest-looking offerings at Dallas's Scardello Artisan Cheese, in our slideshow here.


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Patrick Michels
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