Cheese {A Love Story} + A Giveaway

If you have read this blog for any amount of time you know I have a crazy obsession with cheese.

It seems to pop up in almost every recipe I make and that’s definitely not something I’m apologizing for.

There is a story behind my, shall we say little hobby.  As long as I can remember I have loved cheese.  When I was young my Grandpa was always getting his grandkids to “try this cheese.”  I could almost guarantee that at most events he would have a cheese platter.  And I would even go so far as to bet that it would include brie; we have quite a history with that creamy little number.

When I went to California for Camp Blogaway I was lucky enough to go a day early.  The fabulous folks at Redwood Hill Farm had sent some cheese ahead of me so I could share some with my family.  The first person I thought of was my Grandpa.

He is the reason I am an adventurous eater.

I hesitated, only slightly, at the escargot I ordered a few years ago on a cruise {absolutely fantastic. In case you were wondering}.  I’ve enjoyed sushi and sashimi numerous times, the first being in high school when my aunt prepared it.  I’ve eaten at French restaurants in the heart of New Orleans that had a store front mannequin and more knick knacks than people.  He very gently coaxed me to try alligator.  It really does taste like chicken, by the way.  I have yet to try any type of bug delicacy but I’m thinking that may be where I draw the line.  Who knows.  Perhaps there is a chocolate covered ant in my future.

As you can see my inquisitive palette doesn’t stop at cheese but it is my favorite thing to experiment with.

Fortunately I also know some folks who make some great cheese…Redwood Hill Farm.  Their cheeses are made from 100% goat’s milk, have won numerous awards, and, dare I say, absolutely fantastic.  Although I haven’t visited the farm personally the pictures on their website are breathtaking.  It has been family owned since 1968 so I think they know a thing or two about goats.  And cheese.

It is also refreshing to know that they are certified humane and the ingredients for their cheese are all things you would recognize when you read the label.

And now that I’ve tickled your taste buds with all of this fancy talk let me tell you how you can find Redwood Hill Farm cheese.  Check out their website to find a store in your area that sells their products.

Oh yeah…and three lucky winners will also win a basket of goodies from Redwood Hill Farm!!!

The giveaway starts right now and is open until midnight {PST} Sunday, May 27, 2012.  The winner will be chosen by and will be notified via email so make sure you enter your correct email address!  Contest open to residents of USA and Canada.

Here’s how to enter:  GIVEAWAY CLOSED

{Mandatory} Leave a comment below telling me what your favorite cheese is.

Additional entries:

(complete as many of the following as you would like then come back and leave a separate comment for each thingy)
  1. Like me on Facebook.
  2. Like Redwood Hill Farm on Facebook.
  3. Follow me on Twitter.
  4. Follow Redwood Hill Farm on Twitter.
  5. Tweet about this.  You can use this or make up your own.

” I love cheese almost as much as @BudgetGourmetM so I entered to win some award winning @RedwoodHillFarm goat cheese! “

Good luck!

Disclosure: Redwood Hill Farm sponsored me on my trip to Camp Blogaway and provided me with cheese to sample.  I am “udderly” impressed with their products and will continue to buy them because I think they’re great. 


  1. amy marantino says:

    I like sharp cheddar

  2. amy marantino says:

    i Follow you on Twitter.

  3. amy marantino says:

    i Follow Redwood Hill Farm on Twitter.

  4. amy marantino says:

    i Tweeted about this giveaway

  5. What a great giveaway! Smoked mozzarella is one of my many favorites!

  6. Brie is still my absolute favorite! Pretty sure I could die happy eating it with crusty bread.

  7. Maureen says:

    I like mozzarella and my husband is all about the Extra sharp cheddar.

  8. I am SO excited! I can only eat goat or sheep cheese, so this company is right up my alley. I honestly can’t wait to shovel some in my face. I do heart cheese!

    • Oh my gosh! There is a shop right down the block from my new office selling their cheese. Guess what I am doing at lunch!

  9. I love any and all cheese- stinky, runny, yummy! My fave is probably goat’s milk brie….

  10. I like you on Facebook!

  11. I like Redwood Hill Farm on Facebook!

  12. I’m following you on Twitter!

  13. I’m following Redwood Hill Farm on Twitter!

  14. Katherine says:

    I love fresh mozzarella, especially in the summertime!

  15. Shaunna Ulrick says:

    Blue cheese

  16. Favorite cheese?!? Isn’t that like trying to pick your favorite kid? I use sharp cheddar the most but I love Gruyere, Edam, Pecorino, Munster, Camembert, and Brie.

  17. I love manchego!

  18. Amanda Ross says:

    I love all cheese! They are all my favorite 🙂

  19. Amanda Ross says:

    I now like you on Facebook!

  20. Amanda Ross says:

    I now like Redwood Hill Farm on Facebook!

  21. Amanda Ross says:

    Now following you on Twitter!

  22. Amanda Ross says:

    Following Redwood Hill Farm on Twitter.

  23. Amanda Ross says:

    I tweeted about the giveaway.

  24. I love this post. Your grandpa is adorable.

  25. I like you on Facebook (and in real life)

  26. I like Redwood Hill Farm on Facebook

  27. I follow you on Twitter 🙂

  28. It’s a toss up between provolone and manchego…..yummmm

  29. I already like you on FB

  30. I like Redwood Hill Farm on FB

  31. I’m boring…my favorite cheese is mild cheddar. Does cottage cheese count? I do love cottage cheese with some flavored yogurt on top!

  32. I love Brie and I would love to win this!!

  33. Brie is my favorite but I’m the only one in the house that will eat it. My everyday favorites are swiss and smoked provolone

  34. Mozzarella is my favorite cheese!

  35. I like you on Facebook

  36. Jalsberg is my current favorite. What a nice grandpa!

  37. I like Redwood Hill Farm on Facebook

  38. Following you on Twitter

  39. Following Redwood Hill Farm on Twitter

  40. Tweeted your giveaway link

  41. Oh yes, I love all kinds of cheeses! I like Brie, but I also like Comte cheese and Havarti! Would love some cheese from Redwood Hill Farm!

  42. I am following you on Twitter!

  43. I am following Redwood Hill Farm on Twitter!

  44. I LIKE’d Budget Gourmet Mom on Facebook!

  45. I LIKE’d Redwood Hill Farm on Facebook!

  46. Favorite cheese? I think I like a sharp irish cheddar the best…but a good Havarti is also really yummy!

  47. It’s almost impossible to pick a favorite, but I love goat cheese, both young and aged.

  48. My favorites are Extra sharp cheddar and Parmigiano Reggiano.

  49. Carolsue says:

    My favorite cheese is Jalapeno Jack cheese — hot!

  50. Carolsue says:

    I like you on Facebook (Carolsue Anderson)

  51. Carolsue says:

    I follow you on Twitter as MsCarolsueA

  52. Carolsue says:

    I like Redwood Hill on Facebook (Carolsue Anderson)

  53. Carolsue says:

    I follow Redwood Hill on Twitter as MsCarolsueA

  54. Barbara says:

    Love, love bleu cheese

  55. I follow you on fb! (And I love cheese)

  56. My favorite cheese is sharp white cheddar

  57. I like you on Facebook

  58. I follow you on Twitter

  59. I tweeted about the giveaway

  60. Yay, following you on Twitter.

  61. Ever since camp blogaway, I’m OBSESSED with Dubliner. Can’t. get. enough.

  62. Since I”m already following you on Facebook, I liked Redwood Farms

  63. Annnnnnnnd same with twitter. Already following you, now following Redwood Farms

  64. My favorite kind of cheese is colby jack!

  65. I like Redhill Farm on Facebook

  66. I like you on Facebook

  67. Following Red Hill on Twitter – thank you for a yummy & cheesy giveaway too!

  68. Melissa C. says:

    A wonderful, creamy goat Brie!

  69. I like Feta Cheese and Monterey Jack Cheese

  70. I follow you on FB as Jennifer Keefer
    JenniferAnne74 @

  71. I follow Redwood Hill on Facebook as Jennifer Keefer also
    JenniferAnne74 @

  72. I follow you on Twitter as Jennai

  73. I follow Redwood Hill on twitter as Jennai

  74. Georgiana says:

    Love fresh creamy brie and fresh mozzarella chunks!

  75. Georgiana says:

    I like Redhill Farms on Facebook

  76. Georgiana says:

    Like you on Facebook – thanks!

  77. I could walk to China and back for a slice of Brie cheese.

  78. mardi s. says:

    I love smoked gouda.

  79. mardi s. says:

    I like you on Facebook.

  80. mardi s. says:

    I like Redhill Farm on Facebook

  81. Sandi Smiley says:

    I did it!! Wow, it shouldn’t have been that hard for me to do!
    I love Monterey Jack with Jalepenos and good cheddar. I am a cheese-a-holic!

  82. Liked you on Facebook as Elena Vo.

  83. Liked Redwood Hill Farm & Creamery on Facebook as Elena Vo.

  84. Following you on Twitter as @lifesdeepcolors.

  85. I follow Redwood Hill Farm on Twitter as @lifesdeepcolors.

  86. says:

    My favorite cheese is Swiss.

  87. Blake Kaplan says:

    I liked you on FB.

  88. Blake Kaplan says:

    I liked Redwood Hill Farm on FB.

  89. Blake Kaplan says:

    I followed you on Twitter.

  90. Blake Kaplan says:

    I followed the farm on Twitter.

  91. Blake Kaplan says:
  92. I love all cheeses but I absolutely love mozzarella.

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