Rediscovering my love of cheese & a fried egg breakfast

Okay…..I know it’s hard to see the cheese on this egg, but trust me…it’s there! Since the freedom of allowing myself higher protein and fat & less grains and carbs in my meals, I have been able to indulge in types of cheese I had almost forgotten about. I normally keep colby/jack and mozzarella in the house (in bulk from Costco), but very rarely strayed from those.

Cheese I’m enjoying these days:

  • Monterey Jack (oh my!!)
  • Muenster (another FAVE that recently moved Havarti over!)
  • Havarti
  • Pepper Jack
  • Feta
  • Gouda
  • Goat cheese
  • Pecorino Romano
  • Fontinella
  • Parmesan

And I’ve been eyeing:

  • Brie
  • Horseradish cheddar
  • Asagio

I’m surprised I’m enjoying the sharper varieties I normally find too strong! I find that shredded into other things like eggs or on pizza that the flavors mellow and the notes are tasted in just the right places.

What cheeses are your favorites? What do you like to eat them on?

This was a breakfast of mine last week. It looked so pretty I just had to take a picture to share with you all! I couldn’t finish everything on this plate, so when I duplicated it for my breakfast this morning I only made one egg. No real recipe here….just fried up some Coleman hormone-free bacon & eggs. As eggs are finishing, finely grate monterey jack cheese over the top. It was SO good!! I find I don’t miss the toast like I thought I would….I just dip the bacon in my egg  yolk. 😉

Do you see my Minnie mug in the background of this pic? I bought her on a Disney trip in Spring of 2010 and she’s been a faithful companion since. I’m an avid tea drinker (even in the hot months I tote it around in a travel mug), and I just have to have the biggest mug possible for each cup of tea. Am I the only one?

And one day I’ll share more about the product that revolutionized my tea drinking habits.

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7 Responses to Rediscovering my love of cheese & a fried egg breakfast

  1. Angela FRS says:

    Valbreso sheep’s milk feta from Costco is amazing. I put it in almost anything…
    Angela FRS recently posted..Langoustine and Avocado Ceviche

  2. Peg4Jesus7 says:

    Love fried eggs! We do a lot of eggs too, and I don’t miss the toast, either. Except for my Vegemite, egg & cheese sandwich … I’ve taken to spreading Vegemite on cheese slices and putting it on top of my fried eggs ~ *almost* as good as on toast 😉

    Brie is my current fave! Used to be on crackers, now I just eat it plain. I keep meaning to make that “pizza dough” recipe with cauliflower, and try to make thin crackers with it. I’ll let you know if I am successful!

    Feta is always delicious, esp. in salads and Greek omelets. And I love Costco’s sliced Havarti. “Cheese, Grommit” Gotta love cheese!

  3. This looks absolutely delicious. I am obsessed with cheese. Brie is my favorite-especially when paired with some salami and crackers. I also love a sharp cheddar, gouda, or nice parmesan.
    Allison (Allison’s Delicious Life) recently posted..Yosemite: [ice cream] and [hiking] and BEARS, oh my!

  4. Velva says:

    We enjoy fresh eggs, often fried for dinner at our house. Such a wonderful basic food, that can be under appreciated. Great post. Great cheese list. I was wondering where the blue cheese was? 🙂

    Velva recently posted..Thomas Keller’s Fig Jam and Summer Heat

  5. This is one of my favorite breakfasts… I’ve been really into eating breakfast in the past two years and my days are so much better now.
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  6. My favorite cheese are the stronger ones – bleu cheese, roquefort, extra sharp cheddar. The horseradish cheddar you mentioned – I love that melted on top of a roast beef sandwich. Yummy!
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  7. Peggy says:

    Oh I love all sort of cheese… well, not all of them. Still can’t do bleu cheese, but everything else – I’m down! Havarti and Brie are definitely my top 2. Followed by Halloumi (it’s great grilled and topped on a salad!).
    Peggy recently posted..Tapioca & Cantaloupe

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