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A Very Cheesy Super Bowl: Game On, Cheese Lovers!


CheeseBowl 2013. (Laetitia Brock)

From Laetitia Brock. Email her at laetitia[AT]borderstan.com. You can follow her at @FrenchTwistDC and on her own blog, French twist DC.

No matter how hard I’ve tried, I just can’t get into American football. Okay, to be fair, I haven’t tried that hard — though I did go to a Redskins game once.


(Laetitia Brock)

I know the Super Bowl is coming up this Sunday, and I must confess I don’t really care. I don’t even care about the halftime show or the commercials. But this year, cheesemonger Carolyn Stromberg is giving me a reason to pay attention to the big Maryland-California showdown. Or at least to a Maryland-California showdown. Being French, I will pay attention to a cheese showdown.

Carolyn Stromberg, of Seasonal Pantry and Righteous Cheese fame, is staging a Cheesebowl at her Union Market outpost. I’m sure the playoffs were grueling, but only two teams remained!


(Laetitia Brock)

Competing for team Maryland is a Monocacy Ash cheese from Cherry Glen Goat Cheese Co., paired with a Belgian white style Stillwater Cellar Door beer. Team California is the surprisingly paired aged Vella Dry Jack from Vella Cheese and dark Stone Smoked Porter from Stone Brewing Co.

Neither team really has a strategy for winning; patrons decide the outcome of this 2013 cheesebowl. Whichever $7 pairing sells the most before the February 3 kickoff gets the trophy.

Now these are rules I can understand. If only football was this easy.

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Brock has lived in the District since graduating from GWU in 2005 but she will always call Paris home. While not technically a Borderstan resident, she does work for an educational non-profit in the area, and has spent entirely too much money at the salad bar of Whole Foods over the years. Email her at laetitia[AT]borderstan.com. You can follow her at @FrenchtwistDC and on her own blog, www.FrenchtwistDC.com.

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