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cheese tasting notebook and pen set

by Merrie Buchsbaum & Dave Selden
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Food for Thought?

Don't put up a stink when you can't recall that bit brie, bleu, chevre, or Swiss at the market! Pair this petite and practical cheese diary and pen with any piece, slice, wedge, or crumble to savor every last detail long after you've finished the final morsel. Designed to be stowed in your bag, purse, or pocket, this streamlined pen and notebook set packs a high-design punch and possess an extra special edge: dried cheddar or a few drops of cow's milk impart the notebook's ink and the pen's resin with its characteristic creamy hue.

Fill in the essentials as you delight in every delectable bite, as well as a rating out of five stars, and the texture, from velvety ricotta to grated parmesan. A flavor wheel helps you identify tang, earth, brininess, robust and subtle flavor notes, and more. Once filled, this compact journal holds every ounce of detail from your 33 most recent tastings and serves as an invaluable reference for both connoisseurs and casual nibblers.

Pen handmade with resin tinted and textured with powdered cheese, and cracked pepper by Merrie Buchsbaum in Connecticut. Notebook made out of 100% recycled paper and printed using U.S.-grown soy-based inks in Portland, Oregon. (The dairy-colored ink on the cover contains a few drops of Jersey cow milk and cream from Mulino, Oregon.)

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brass, stainless steel, polymer, recycled paper, soy ink, goat's milk
Packaging: 5" L x 4" W x 1" D; Total pages in each book: 32 pages plus back cover for additional tasting page.
Kit includes: 1 pen: 5.25" L x .33" dia., 2 tasting books. Each book is 3.5" W x 5" H and contains 33 pages for tastings.
Care instructions: clean pen with a damp cloth.
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Merrie Buchsbaum & Dave Selden

Artist Merrie Buchsbaum and bookmaker Dave Selden's pen and book sets were inspired by life's little luxuries--wine, coffee, beer, whiskey, and even cheese. Merrie makes her pens by hand in Connecticut with resin tinted and textured with a special blend of natural dyes and authentic dried and ground ingredients. Dave's notebooks are made out of 100% recycled paper and printed using U.S.-grown soy-based inks in Portland, Oregon. The colored inks printed on the covers contain a bit of each respective book's thematic ingredient.

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