We’re getting closer, and our path is becoming more and more treacherous, littered with the discarded rinds of defeated curds.
My goodness, yesterday was a battle for the ages! Asiago maintained a steady lead over upstart Havarti, but Parmigiano and Feta were down to the wire–so much so that, when I had finished going through the votes individually (HEY! You there, voting twice/clicking both boxes! I have to disqualify your votes and recalculate the percentages, so stop that!), a margin of only two votes put Parmigiano ahead of Feta. BUT! What with its exceptional showing, I’m bumping Feta up to Wild Card status; it will compete next week with the winner of Day 10.
Results for Day 8:
Parmigiano 50% v. Feta 50%
Havarti 42% v. Asiago 58%
Today’s match-ups feature a bunch of staples. First up: the ubiquitous Mozzarella, in combat with the delectable GruyÃ¨re. Will utility and flexibility triumph over a piller of the cheesemaker’s art? Next, Chevre and Monterey Jack compete for your attention and affection. Goaty freshness, or mild versatility?
The burden lies on you, dear Persephoneers; you must be bold and swift in your judgments, ruthless in your engagement with the enemy, vociferous in defense of your own position! May the best cheese triumph!