Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Say Cheese

It's the start of the new financial year and for this blog, this post just happens to be number 700. It's a figure that I find hard to fathom and one I never, ever imagined I could reach when I first started.

But none of these things are actually the point of this post.

For the first time ever, I'm announcing a blog event and it involves one of my favourite products - cheese.


For this event, I'm not asking you to cook anything - just post about and photograph your favourite cheese - while it can't be one you make yourself it can certainly be from the smallest or most obscure dairy you can find. Be it Blue, Washed Rind, Cheddar, Feta, Ricotta, Goat, Cow or Yak's milk, you are more than welcome to post about it. Having said that, please no Cheese whiz or similar "plastic cheese"... yes I'm looking at you Kraft Singles.

You'll have all of July to find, photograph and post about your favourite cheese and every entry will be in the draw to win this utterly priceless (it's not for sale) and rare copy (it's the only copy) of my very own photo book

Say Cheese - book ©

Say Cheese is a little book I put together from photos taken at Slow Cheese and from the cheese postings on this site - if you love Cheese than I hope you enjoy this book.

Every entry has an equal chance of winning - all names will go into some kind of receptacle and Paalo will do the honours and pull out the winner.

Say Cheese - inside book

To recap the details:

Post about your favourite cheese by July 31st
and send an email with Say Cheese in the subject line to:


Please include:
  • Your name
  • Your Blog Name/URL
  • Your Post URL
  • the Cheese Name with Country of Origin
  • attach a photo - 250px wide
  • and please include a link to this announcement post to help me keep track of posts.
You are also more than welcome to use the Say Cheese banner if you desire.

The recap, or would it be more like a cheese board, will appear at the beginning of August and the winner announced.


  1. AnonymousJuly 02, 2008

    As if I needed another excuse to go out and buy some cheese :)

  2. This is an awesome event. I'm not sure though if I can narrow it done to one cheese. Looking forward to eating my way through many until I find the perfect one :-)
    You're photo book looks delicious.

  3. 700 posts.. wow. That's an amazing milestone :)

    Love your little cheese event. I hope I'm able to take a fitting photo of one of my favourite cheeses for it.

  4. AnonymousJuly 03, 2008

    Ahhhh, cheeeeeese, drooooool! Must be my favourite thing in the world.

  5. Ah Tim, I know that feeling!

    Thanks FH - I appreciate the effort - I know just how difficult it can be and then you always have to go back and double check, just to make sure ;)

    Thanks Y - I'm sure you will find something wonderful.

    Helen, It is hard to go past - it is such a complete food.

  6. congratulations on 700 posts - quite an achievement! I love my cheeses but am never good at describing them - will have a think about the event if I get to the market to buy something nice

  7. Thanks Johanna - hope something attracts your attention at the markets.

  8. 700th post!!! wow, fantastic, Haalo, especially considering that each and every one of your post is of high quality - always so good to look at and I learn so much whenever I visit.

    Will do my best to participate, I do luuurve cheese. :-) And I want your one-of-a-kind cheese book!

  9. Thanks Nora - that so very kind of you and I do hope you find some cheese!

  10. I'd like to participate. It may be a late entry as I'm one handed at the moment after a hand op.

    We'll see..

    But great idea!

    I tried Holy Goat's Pandora at the Werribee Harvest Picnic.. bought some too --delicious!

    Not my favourite cheese though.

  11. Thanks Maria and I hope your hand heals very quickly - I can just imagine how difficult things must be.

  12. AnonymousJuly 29, 2008

    I just got my post up and I can tell you it was so much fun trying to figure out exactly WHICH of my favourite cheeses I was going to blog about.

    Thanks Haalo for giving me the perfect excuse to visit my cheesemongers several times this month.

  13. Thank you Mary that was a fantastic read - there's always time for more cheese and any excess will do!


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