A great tartine ! Is it cheese ? No, no. I have never found the cheese made in Japan great, it’s abominable, bad, neutral like a block of plastic, not too bad, but they don’t have the talent. This is something else :
misozuke tofu (tofu marinated in miso).
And this one is GREAT !!!!!
I didn’t make it. It’s a present, from the North of Japan.
The package indicates the tofu was marinated 6 months in miso. If you don’t know miso read this.
I want to make mine… but 6 months !!!
It’s wrapped in a paper-cloth, that was a *cheese* cloth traditionally.
This is a photo of fresh tofu. So you can appreciate the change of texture :
That’s how it became, really cream, melty. Unlike Chinese stinky tofu, it doesn’t stink, the smell is very light.
How to describe the taste ? It’s salty. It’s strong. It’s complex. It’s deep. It’s de-li-cious !
French style, with bread and red wine :