I doubt the three are connected.
The cheese is, I think, destined to form the base of another iteration of the pear and mascarpone tart. The tart will probably follow me wherever I go this weekend because there is only so much tasty that one man can handle.
By sometime next week, I will likely have a selection of three savory bacons, each prepared using a slightly different method. Currently working are the modified red pepper brine and Ruhlman's garlic and cracked pepper dredge, both of which will probably be lightly baked to finish. I'm also contemplating running a version of the River Cottage dry cure, and this will be air dried in the cold closet. I'll have approximately 1.5 lbs of each when they're finished, and I'm certain that will exceed our need (and capacity). Now is your chance to sample.
I would like:
Mesquite & Red Pepper
Garlic & Cracked Peppercorn
...in this quantity:
all the bacon
As always, I will be conducting quality control (read: eating bacon) before any of it goes out, so you are assured of deliciousness. With the exception of the air-dried, the bacon will keep for 2 weeks refrigerated or 2-3 months frozen, and it will freeze well since I start with well-marbled bellie [sic]. The air dried will be more salty and as a result, significantly more robust.