Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Puttin' on the Ritz

As we sipped on our French 75 Cocktails, we also nibbled on Chocolate Cheese (found at Trader Joe's) served with Ritz Crackers.  Well, I just ate the cheese by itself... it's that good, because I have yet to find a GF (gluten free) cracker that tastes like a real cracker.  But for the guests, I just had to have a "Puttin' on the Ritz" theme appetizer while we watched the Oscars.  You feel kind of elegant as you eat this cheese... extra sharp cheddar combined with rich dark chocolate curls.  I wish I could have somehow told all the Hollywood stars to stuff this little snack in their clutches as they sat in their seats!  Especially Angelina, she's looking a bit frail.  She could use some protein in her diet.  But who would have thought that this salty and sweet combo could work?  It completely does.


  1. I didn't even know Trader Joes existed until last Fall (thanks to a recommendation from my boss). There is a location right by my job. I'll have to check for chocolate cheese. Sound delicious!


  2. My brother-in-law works for Trader Joe's and brought some of that chocolate cheddar cheese over on Saturday - it's divine! also, try the new Coconut Cookie thins. yum!

  3. Isn't Trader Joe's the best?! They're starting to carry more GF products, thank goodness. Jenn, are those coconut cookies gluten free?