Wednesday, August 29, 2007
Garlic, Wine & Goat Cheese, oh my!
Did you know that Chicago got it's name from the American Indian word for the wild garlic that grew around Lake Michigan - "chicagaoua"? No wonder it's my favorite city!
I think about the only thing I love more than goat cheese is garlic.
And every year in mid-October, I get to celebrate my love at the Wine & Garlic Fest in Amherst, VA at Rebec Vineyards. Last year, for the first time ever, a Virginian chevre maker sold his goods at the festival! My only complaint is that it was all frozen, he sold none ready to eat. He could've made a killing-- for what is better than goat cheese, bread, garlic, a good bottle of wine and fresh mountain air?
For more info, check out http://www.rebecwinery.com/.