Welcome back! Day 4 was a tough one, huh? Definitely the closest matches we’ve seen so far!
By the way, OH HEY I HAVE A SURPRISE FOR YOU…
Selecting the cheeses for the tournament was a grueling process–there was much weeping as I cut numerous cheeses from the final list. I relied on my own knowledge, polls of popular cheeses, and quite a bit of tumblrsourcing. However, thanks to your comments, I have recognized a few particularly egregious omissions; they should have been included, and frankly, would have seeded higher than a few of the cheeses I did include (not that I would ever have denied myself the pleasure of pitting Cheddar and American against each other). I’m shocked and embarassed that I didn’t think of them myself, especially as I eat them all semi-regularly!
To rectify the situation, I am adding two wild card match-ups. The winners of each match-up will then go against each other, and the champion will be pitted against a Round 2 cheese in a run-off match.
So, Persephoneers, prepare your cases for: Queso Fresco! Muenster! Paneer! Oaxaca!
You’ve got the weekend to make it happen–may the best cheese triumph!
Results from Day 4:
Asiago 76% v. Halloumi 24%
Fontina 57% v. Manchego 43%
Monterey Jack 61% v. Emmentaler 39%
Cream Cheese 65% v. Stilton 35%