Roadscapes Stuff

Food Blog South After Party

After the sessions at Food Blog South ended for the day.  I went around the Birmingham metro to take pictures of Birmingham road scenes.  I thought these photos turned out great.

In many of the photos you notice a lot of broken freeway lights.  For the people visiting Birmingham it is a huge eyesore.  The citizens of the Birmingham metro have been complaining about the broken lights but so far nothing has been done yet.  After the road photos; I went to the Food Blog South after party at Good People Brewing Company.  Many attendees turned out for the cheese and beer tasting.  And the cheeses were very good.  Enjoy the photos below.

The cheeses at the after party were very good.  Most were very creamy and smooth.  I am going to highlight each cheese that was at the event.  I barely drank any beer because I had the hour drive back home to Anniston.

Georgia Gouda from Sweet Grass Dairy in Thomasville, GA was one of my two favorites.  It was very soft and smooth after eaten.  The cheese is made with milk from jersey cows.  This cheese pairs with the IPA beer.

Pepper Cheese from Yellow Branch Cheese in Robinsville, NC was certainly a little spicy. It has organically grown jalapeno peppers and had a strong flavor to the cheese.  This cheese pairs with the Brown Ale beer.

Cabot Clothbound Cheddar from Jasper Hill Farm and Cabot Creamery Cooperative in Vermont was an tangy and sweet cheese.  This cheese is bandaged with muslin and aged a minimum of 10 months.  This cheese pairs with the Snake Handler beer.

Kentucky Rose from Kenny’s Farmhouse Cheese in Austin, KY was a light bleu cheese.  This cheese had a hint of pecan and citrus and was soft and creamy.  This cheese pairs with the Coffee Oatmeal Stout beer.

My other favorite Kashkaval from Bittersweet Plantation Dairy in Gonzales, LA was very creamy and went down very smooth.  This cheese is aged a minimum of 60 days and maybe aged up to 2 years.  This cheese pairs with the Pale Ale beer.

So the cheese and beer tasting was great.  The experts at each table were very good at talking about their cheeses.  And the beer I did taste was good as well.  I will have the photos from the main event later on Young’s Blog.