Quercus wrote:I can't stand it when "experts" denounce a whole category of food/drink/music/literature/art etc. - I've seen it done to German wine, to science fiction and to 20th century minimalist music. In my view it predominantly reflects the expert's narcissism, they seem to conflate "I don't like it" with "It's bad in general". They also seem to lose sight of the fact that, in such things, there is nothing to say whether it is good or not other than personal opinion, it's not like politics, science, or mathematics where there is a scale of judgement in terms of ethics, evidence or logic.
I'll agree with you on this one - goats cheese is excellent (in my opinion of course...). Eating Rocamadour goats cheese with Muscatel grapes was one of the most wonderful food experiences I've had.
I would like to thumbs up pretty much the entirety of this post. I mean, I'm not wild about classical music (as in the era, not the whole genre - I love romantic and baroque), but asserting that it isn't good would just be egotistical and stupid.
Anyhow. Also goat cheeses tend to be my favourite cheeses, as I really enjoy the strong flavour you can get from them without having to go down the For Serious Stinky Cheese route. Because I am not sophisticated enough to go that route - I just don't see the appeal, regardless of number of attempts.