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Item: Hannahbells cheese thimbles
Price: $7.50 for 13 cheeses (about 3 ounces)
Where to Buy: Shy Brothers Farm
Review: A thimble of cheese: it sounds like an ingredient from a fairy tale.
These thimbles, however, come from a Massachusetts dairy farm. Shy Brothers Farm call them Hannahbells; the French, they say, call them "boutons de coulottes," or "trouser buttons."
Whatever you call them, they look delicious. Hannahbells are available in four flavors: classic French, shallot, rosemary and lavender bud. In addition to the small order of 13 cheeses of the same flavor, they also can be purchased in a sampler pack of 40 cheeses for $20.
I'd skip the crackers with this cheese and pop these thimbles plain.