I had read about the luscious goat and sheep cheeses made at Salt Spring Island Cheese, which is located north of Victoria in British Columbia and I had it on my "must visit" list for our Easter weekend trip. Until I locked onto the word island in their name and was told that I had to take a ferry to get there. Nope. I couldn't do it after feeling so seasick on a ferry the day before.
I was so disappointed. We did have a lovely weekend, but I couldn't help feeling that I missed out on some great artisanal cheese. On Monday we were back in the Seattle area and I wanted to see if I could buy some slices of ham, scalloped potatoes, a lemon dessert - whatever I could find to make a delayed Easter dinner in the kitchenette of our little hotel room. I decided to try Whole Foods, where I thought I would have the best chance finding dinner items in their prepared food case. Success!
Not only did I find the components for an Easter dinner, I found the display above of Salt Spring Island Cheese in their cheese case!
The selection all looked so beautiful - look at the one with the raspberry pansy blossom on it. Just gorgeous. And another had marinated black, green and red peppercorns on it. I chose the Garlic Goat Cheese (with olive oil and a sprig of rosemary) and we ate it with Triscuits as an appetizer. Yum, yum, yum.