We had an exceptional experience several months ago. For our anniversary, we went to a restaurant that has tried to make the cuisine from this region elevated and more gourmet. One of the first things that came out was this plate of cheese. The people here love their cheese! Each type of cheese is unique to the region it is from and has a unique twist. On the plate, there are two discs like a mozzarella–one swirled with mint and one swirled with walnuts and paprika. Then, there is a goat cheese and a cow’s milk cheese fermented in wine. It was really a very special experience. The green sponges on the plate? Oh, those aren’t sponges! That was the parsley that had been made into a cake! We tried them and we were surprised with the sweet flavor that balanced out the strong bite of the cheese!