So here’s the idea for this blog: in each of the 52 weeks of 2016, I will pick a cheese from somewhere on the planet (let’s be realistic: from Europe or North America), savor it, take a picture of it, try to learn as much as I can about it, and then, write about it. No other rules. Obviously it helps for the cheese to have a story, and there has to be at least some epicurean promise; I am not planning to spend a week trying to uncover the mystery of Kraft slices.
In the process I pursue not one, not two, not three, but four goals. Once could think this is very ambitious, but it really isn’t. Considering I have to hold down a job, be present for my family and attend to sundry other obligations, my output will be limited. I am afraid I will not win Cheese Blogger of the Year Award anytime soon. So, in no particular order, this is what I am aiming to accomplish:
- Eat (a bit of) 52 different cheeses in 2016
- Understand more than I did before about cheese and everything related to it
- Develop a new creative outlet for my own selfish purposes
- Learn how to write a blog
I think that is ambitious enough. In Dutch, we’d say: we zien wel waar het schip strand: we’ll see where the ship runs aground. In essence: we’ll see what happens.