The secret ingredient is always… CHEESE!

So… I am a cheese lover, and always have been. I have many friends who claim to be “lactose intolerant” but when I’m around, they seem to suck it up and live with the “pain”. Cheese is definitely one of my favorite things to add to almost anything. If I am not eating cheese at least once a day…something is wrong. I make it sound like I am a piece of cheese, but honestly I am just a little cheesy.

This past year I have been introduced to many different scents, textures, and of course tastes. This past summer myself and two of my best friends (not the lactose friends…Thank God!) travelled Europe for 5 weeks. Each country was different in their own way. From the people, the architecture, and of course the food. Wow, I am so glad I started this blog to express my love for food. Anyways back to the travel. Everywhere we went was absolutely “Life Changing”. From this trip, life changing became a regular phrase used in my everyday life. If a food is “life changing” you know that it is Samantha¬†standard–Amazing!

Picture this, when you order a goat cheese salad in Canada you get a few pieces of goat cheese along with the rest of the ingredients in the salad. In Europe you order anything goat cheese, and you honestly get the whole brick. I’m not complaining, because guess what… it was “life changing”!


Each country that was visited, had a signature cheese that you could not go wrong with ordering…and when you ordered something with cheese, you did not expect what you received. The Europeans are not stingy that’s for sure!

Holland and Spain–> goat cheese

Okay, so look closely at the picture…do you see it? Not my beautiful friends of course but that brick of goat cheese! This meal was the start to a “life changing” experience with good food, good friends, and good fun!


Italy–>fresh parmesan and mozzarella

Imagine this, a table filled with pasta and pizza and fresh parmesan. Ugh… I’m getting hungry now! Every table in Italy had fresh parmesan just waiting for you to add to the already cheesy dishes…and if it didn’t, then are you really in Italy?



How do you make a Greek salad you might ask? Well all you need is a brick of feta, and a few cucumbers, tomatoes and olives. Tada!


So the question is… what kind of cheese lover are you? I’d love to hear some of your gouda cheese stories too!

Okay, I’ll stop with the cheese for now…but guess what! I have about 3000 more photos of just food from this trip. So you could say we spent the majority of the time eating…literally. But that’s a story for another day. Stay tuned for the Road to 18!

xoxo Samantha