Friday, December 19, 2014

Savory Parmesan Crisps ~ Kitchen Table Bakers

Kitchen Table Bakers ~ Parmesan Cheese Crisps
I'll begin by claiming my predilection for Parmesan.  As a cheese type, I favor Blues. But for complete gratification and versatility nothing competes with Parm in my mind. 

So, when Marcella Wright opened her Amazon Online Cheese Shop and awarded me a celebration prize of Parmesan Cheese Crisps, there could not have been a more appropriate gift. 

To mitigate my prejudice, I enlisted a German friend as a taster too. Carla Bissinger, a new arrival to the US from Berlin, is an artisan goldsmith with a discerning palate for savory snacks. A perfect candidate to keep any of my misplaced praise in check. 

UPS delivered the package in perfect condition. Small boxes with three varieties of Crisp (there are 11 possibilities and a smaller Aged version listed on the website) were cushioned with a generous ball of brown craft paper and accompanied by a letter from Barry Novick, founder of Kitchen Table Bakers. 

Reading Barry's story online explained his thoughtful introduction and packaging. Barry left a lucrative career as a hospital administrator to start Kitchen Table Bakers, an unmistakable sign of total dedication. 
Flax Seed, Aged, Rosemary

The three varieties in my gift were Rosemary, Flax Seed, and unadorned Aged. Of the three, I would probably recommend the Aged as a versatile first selection.  

I'm partial to trying new foods in their naked state, but at two and half inches in diameter, the Crisps are an ideal size for dipping and hors d'oeuvre building. There are inviting recipes and serving suggestions on the Kitchen Table website. 

Carla and I paired our Crisps with an Italian Prosecco, a combination so tempting we had to
Carla Bissinger ~ Grateful Taster
consciously stop ourselves from over indulging. 

Despite their cracker shape, the Crisps are actually 100% Parmesan cheese. Three of them are the equivalent of a half ounce serving of Parm. Carla and I agreed that we'd choose the smaller Aged Crisps, shown online, for simple snacking. 

As an appetizing and convenient serving variation on a classic Italian cheese, Parmesan Cheese Crisps by Kitchen Table Bakers are a unique product that is bound to spark both conversation and taste buds anytime they are served.  

Of course, the whole reason behind this unexpected pleasure is Marcella Wright, the daring ACS Certified Cheese Professional who has launched a whole new chapter in her dream career.  Kitchen Table Parmesan Crisps are available on her Amazon Cheese Shop, along with an expanding array of other fine cheeses and related products.

Thank you, Kitchen Table Bakers and Marcella the Marvelous Cheesemonger!