Words for Cheese Writers 33 words

From The New York Times "In the Dairy Case, Ripe Prose," Thursday, January 23, 2013.
  1. tender
    easy to cut or chew
    A rare, firm yet tender RAW goat’s milk cheese, legal (90-days aged), rustic, primitive, shouldn’t exist at all, but one of those cheeses you taste in Europe that makes you say to yourself, “Why can’t I have this cheese at my counters?”
  2. rustic
    characteristic of rural life
    A rare, firm yet tender RAW goat’s milk cheese, legal (90-days aged), rustic, primitive, shouldn’t exist at all, but one of those cheeses you taste in Europe that makes you say to yourself, “Why can’t I have this cheese at my counters?”
  3. primitive
    little evolved from or characteristic of an earlier ancestral type
    A rare, firm yet tender RAW goat’s milk cheese, legal (90-days aged), rustic, primitive, shouldn’t exist at all, but one of those cheeses you taste in Europe that makes you say to yourself, “Why can’t I have this cheese at my counters?”
  4. sprawling
    spreading out in different directions
    How’d this happen? It’s like the kid with the best stereo in the biggest house and with the most lenient parents is also the first one up on all the latest dance moves. Sprawling, earthy and kind of overpowering, this Vermonter is the death metal band among the otherwise dulcet varieties of blue.
  5. earthy
    of or consisting of or resembling earth
    How’d this happen? It’s like the kid with the best stereo in the biggest house and with the most lenient parents is also the first one up on all the latest dance moves. Sprawling, earthy and kind of overpowering, this Vermonter is the death metal band among the otherwise dulcet varieties of blue.
  6. dulcet
    pleasing to the ear
    How’d this happen? It’s like the kid with the best stereo in the biggest house and with the most lenient parents is also the first one up on all the latest dance moves. Sprawling, earthy and kind of overpowering, this Vermonter is the death metal band among the otherwise dulcet varieties of blue.
  7. rich
    strong; intense
    How’d this happen? It’s like the kid with the best stereo in the biggest house and with the most lenient parents is also the first one up on all the latest dance moves. In other words this cheese is rich, cool and funky in nearly blinding dimensions.
  8. cool
    neither warm nor very cold; giving relief from heat
    How’d this happen? It’s like the kid with the best stereo in the biggest house and with the most lenient parents is also the first one up on all the latest dance moves. In other words this cheese is rich, cool and funky in nearly blinding dimensions.
  9. funky
    (of jazz) having the soulful feeling of early blues
    How’d this happen? It’s like the kid with the best stereo in the biggest house and with the most lenient parents is also the first one up on all the latest dance moves. In other words this cheese is rich, cool and funky in nearly blinding dimensions.
  10. blinding
    shining intensely
    How’d this happen? It’s like the kid with the best stereo in the biggest house and with the most lenient parents is also the first one up on all the latest dance moves. In other words this cheese is rich, cool and funky in nearly blinding dimensions.
  11. dimension
    magnitude or extent
    How’d this happen? It’s like the kid with the best stereo in the biggest house and with the most lenient parents is also the first one up on all the latest dance moves. In other words this cheese is rich, cool and funky in nearly blinding dimensions.
  12. trenchant
    having keenness and forcefulness and penetration in thought, expression, or intellect
    Way more classic and rustic than a dog-eared copy of Gibbon, yet as potent and trenchant.
  13. tangy
    tasting sour like a lemon
    This washed rind Italian is the basis for so many others, but few match the tangy flavor and pastoral aromas (hmmm, barnyard).
  14. pastoral
    relating to shepherds or herdsmen or devoted to raising sheep or cattle
    This washed rind Italian is the basis for so many others, but few match the tangy flavor and pastoral aromas (hmmm, barnyard).
  15. herbal
    of or relating to herbs
    Yes, it looks a tad, well, funkee, no? but this latest creation from our man Rodolph melts on your tongue, suggesting complex herbal ecstasy.
  16. ecstasy
    a state of elated bliss
    Yes, it looks a tad, well, funkee, no? but this latest creation from our man Rodolph melts on your tongue, suggesting complex herbal ecstasy.
  17. surround
    extend on all sides of simultaneously; encircle
    The Lindsay Lohan of the cheese world, this pecorino has a tan, leathery exterior that surrounds a delicate yellow paste.
  18. delicate
    developed with extreme delicacy and subtlety
    The Lindsay Lohan of the cheese world, this pecorino has a tan, leathery exterior that surrounds a delicate yellow paste.
  19. hint
    an indirect suggestion
    With hints of herbs and the aroma of hay, you can almost hear the bleating of Lindsay up in the Italian hills.
  20. aroma
    any property detected by the olfactory system
    With hints of herbs and the aroma of hay, you can almost hear the bleating of Lindsay up in the Italian hills.
  21. perfect
    being complete of its kind and without defect or blemish
    This cheese is so perfect and cute and delicious you just want to marry it.
  22. delicious
    extremely pleasing to the sense of taste
    This cheese is so perfect and cute and delicious you just want to marry it.
  23. serendipity
    good luck in making unexpected and fortunate discoveries
    Serendipity! Dumb luck to have fallen across it.
  24. stark
    severely simple
    Florette Goat ‘Brie’ You will find yourself on the floorette upon serving this soft, dreamy, oozy, stark-white wonderment.
  25. wonderment
    the feeling aroused by something strange and surprising
    Florette Goat ‘Brie’ You will find yourself on the floorette upon serving this soft, dreamy, oozy, stark-white wonderment.
  26. overpower
    overcome by superior force
    Sprawling, earthy and kind of overpowering, this Vermonter is the death metal band among the otherwise dulcet varieties of blue.
  27. classic
    of recognized authority or excellence
    Taleggio Way more classic and rustic than a dog-eared copy of Gibbon, yet as potent and trenchant.
  28. potent
    having or wielding force or authority
    Way more classic and rustic than a dog-eared copy of Gibbon, yet as potent and trenchant.
  29. basis
    the fundamental assumptions from which something is begun or developed or calculated or explained
    This washed rind Italian is the basis for so many others, but few match the tangy flavor and pastoral aromas (hmmm, barnyard).
  30. creation
    the act of starting something for the first time; introducing something new
    Galets de Cher Yes, it looks a tad, well, funkee, no? but this latest creation from our man Rodolph melts on your tongue, suggesting complex herbal ecstasy.
  31. melt
    reduce or cause to be reduced from a solid to a liquid state, usually by heating
    Galets de Cher Yes, it looks a tad, well, funkee, no? but this latest creation from our man Rodolph melts on your tongue, suggesting complex herbal ecstasy.
  32. suggest
    make a proposal, declare a plan for something
    Galets de Cher Yes, it looks a tad, well, funkee, no? but this latest creation from our man Rodolph melts on your tongue, suggesting complex herbal ecstasy.
  33. complex
    complicated in structure; consisting of interconnected parts
    Galets de Cher Yes, it looks a tad, well, funkee, no? but this latest creation from our man Rodolph melts on your tongue, suggesting complex herbal ecstasy.