You say the moon isn't really made of blue cheese? Guess anything is possible, now that truffles come filled with rich blue cheese chocolate ganache too.
We stopped in Stowe so Fig could get a sandwich at Black Cap Coffee before we left for the long drive home. I figured she'd get a panini, her favorite, so I had a few minutes to walk around while they grilled it. Scurried over to Laughing Moon Chocolates, the small chocolatier I'd heard about when Meg and Greg married in Stowe, and gave Laughing Moon truffles to their wedding guests.
It's a small and charming shop, with an antique candy case from an old country store. A man from New York [I saw his license plate later, that's how I know] was raving about the lavender chevre truffle and one made with Bayley Hazen Blue Cheese from Jasper Hill Farm. Yes, you heard me right. And, this being Vermont, the maple creams caught my eye and so did the Oreo-sized ginger sandwich cookies filled with maple cream and dunked in dark chocolate. The New York guy was having the young lady fill a box with all of his carefully chosen favorites.
I was pressed for time, so I got:
- 1 maple cream
- 1 lavender chevre truffle
- 2 of the ginger sandwich cookies
- Short walk in Stowe, to get to that chocolate shop.
- Lots of leaf and open-sky viewing.
- Lots of water on drive home.