Okay, cheese fans out there, tell me why I need a girolle. No, for real. I'm in desperate need of a solidly argued excuse.
In case you've never seen one, a girolle is this lovely little Swiss device created especially for cheese, and not just any cheese, but for those savory little wheels of Swiss Tete de Moine. They make stunning "delicate ruffles" of cheese that evaporate on your tongue leaving only the gust of flavor behind.
I want gusts of flavor from ruffles of cheese. I want pretty little cheese flounces that breeze over my taste buds. Great Heavens, do I want a girolle with an unreasonable fervor.
But how can I possibly justify spending $80 on an item with only one use? And not just that, only one use for one kind of cheese?
So help me out here folks -- tell me why I must have a girolle -- why it is, in fact, a kitchen essential. My Cheese Kitty and I will thank you.
We respectfully await your excuses....