Yes, cheese as a gift! Locally made cheese made by the girls at Goat Rodeo Farm in Allison Park. One of my goals for this list of the 24 Gifts of Pittsburgh is to suggest gifts that are useful. If you have read the book “The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up” you have probably spent some amount of time in the past year thinking about how you have too much stuff, and how to get rid of that extra stuff. This has spilled over into my thoughts about gift purchasing. I don’t want to get more stuff, which I will then have to figure out how to get rid of, so I should probably not give more stuff.
So in the interest of giving awesome gifts, that do not fall under the category of stuff, the next gift on the list is cheese. I learned about Goat Rodeo Cheese from their Instagram account. It is cheese lovers porn, with some photos of some pretty handsome goats.
Last weekend, I was visiting Penn Mac with a friend where the following conversation occurred:
Actual convo I’m having at Penn Mac. Friend “I’m making bad cheese choices” me: “there are no bad cheese choices”
— I heart PGH (@iheartpgh) December 12, 2015
After spending a significant portion of our afternoon sampling cheese and prosciutto, I am convinced that local cheese would make a great gift for any food lover on your list.
Shop: Goat Rodeo Cheese is available at East End Food Coop and several other local markets.
You can see the other 24 Gifts of Pittsburgh here.