Saturday, May 4, 2013
Bagel Land of Winchester is Boston Strong
I've been amazed at the outpouring of support for the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing.The owner of Bagel Land in Winchester has pledged all of the proceeds of his retail shop to The One Fund until, according to his sign, "the last victim comes home!" Gail and I got bagels there this morning in solidarity with his effort.
We were glad to find that these are really great bagels. As it turns out, we just picked up our cheese share from Formaggio Kitchen. It included a fresh goat cheese from Bedford Blueberry Goat Farm. We also had another fresh goat cheese from the Concord Cheese Shop: Petit Billy from Triballat Noyal in the Loire
Valley of France. Both these cheeses were a nice alternative to cream cheese.
The Bedford Blueberry was much lighter and milder than the Petit Billy. The Petit Billy's flavor was milky with slight goat and grass flavors. It stood nicely on it's own. We found the Bedford to be a little too mild, but it was beautifully packaged. Later in the day, we added a little balsamic vinegar, which worked nicely with the mild flavors. We expect to get it again to serve it with balsamic and oil on a cheese board.
The bagels were light with a great chewy texture. These are the bagels we look for, but never actually find, when we visit New York City. We've found our bagel shop.