The Cheese Thread

  • tj85016

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    Feb 07, 2016 3:34 PM GMT
    ones I love:

    Spring Brook Farm, Reading
    Cypress Grove, Humboldt Fog
    Fourme d’Ambert l'Or des Dômes
    Cavern Le Gruyere
    Kraft Singles (yep, still the best for grilled cheese)
    Bel Gioioso, Mild Provolone

    not so much:

    Brie (most overrated cheese ever)
    Cheddar (don't know why, I just don't like it, wish I did)


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    Feb 07, 2016 8:02 PM GMT
    Man, we can't get any decent fromage out here in BFE. Oddly, Fred Meyer, (the local branch of Kroger) has pretty good cheese counters in their big Portland locations, but not the one here.

    For cheddar, you need to find something like Tillamook extra-sharp white reserve.

    Last time at Freddy's, I scored some cave-ripened Gruyere, which is OK, but not spectacular, and some pretty decent Manchego.

    In Andalusia, I was getting addicted to some local stuff that was made from blended sheep, goat and some cow milk. Probably a good thing that I can't get it here. icon_redface.gif

    On market day in Bern, you can smell the cheese carts from a block away. icon_razz.gif

    And, I have posted it before, but a favorite quote from the gross-food TV show guy, upon descending into the cellar of a Paris fromagerie; "It smells like rotten eggs trampled under the unwashed feet of a thousand teenage boys!" icon_lol.gif
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    Feb 07, 2016 8:16 PM GMT
    As long as it stinks and/or has lots of flavor I'm good to go.

    One that's convenient is Asiago; its taste is similar to Parmesan but it also melts, so you can make a grilled cheese sandwich with it.
  • badbug

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    Feb 07, 2016 8:20 PM GMT

    Nothing beats homemade blue cheese dip with chicken wings and hot sauce. Honey garlic wings dipped in blue cheese dip is pretty good too.

    Costco has this Dubliner Irish cheese that is pretty good.

    I am trying to avoid trans fat and therefore cheese right now, i think it's part of Obama's muslim government plans to fatten us all up so it'll be easier for him to impose Sharia law.
  • ChicagoSteve

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    Feb 07, 2016 11:25 PM GMT
    tj85016 saidones I love:

    Spring Brook Farm, Reading
    Cypress Grove, Humboldt Fog
    Fourme d’Ambert l'Or des Dômes
    Cavern Le Gruyere
    Kraft Singles (yep, still the best for grilled cheese)
    Bel Gioioso, Mild Provolone

    not so much:

    Brie (most overrated cheese ever)
    Cheddar (don't know why, I just don't like it, wish I did)


    Cheddar is the best, mild or sharp! Yum.
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    Feb 08, 2016 12:08 AM GMT
    Other than Kerrygold butter, I no longer eat very much dairy. These days, the only cheese I'm inclined to buy is brie-style blue cheese, like Saga Blue or Cambozola, and they're not available locally.
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    Feb 08, 2016 12:17 AM GMT
    paradox saidOther than Kerrygold butter, I no longer eat very much dairy. These days, the only cheese I'm inclined to buy is brie-style blue cheese, like Saga Blue or Cambozola, and they're not available locally.

    Wisconson is next door; shouldn't you have lots of good cheeses available? And Maytag cheese is made in Newton, Iowa.
  • Destinharbor

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    Feb 08, 2016 2:12 AM GMT
    Any Stilton and fresh baguette. Takes an adult palatte not looking for sweet. A pretty good cheddar hitting supermarkets now is the extra sharp Old Croc, Australian. Aged enough to concentrate flavor without going crunchy. Eat with original Carr Table wafers.
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    Feb 08, 2016 4:17 AM GMT
    You guys are not going to like this, but the best Swiss cheese smells like a woman's gym locker. And for the same reason.
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    Feb 08, 2016 6:00 AM GMT
    I don't think I've ever had a really stinky cheese that had a strong flavor. Every so often I'll buy some Limburger, which doesn't taste anything like its bad smell. Years ago before it went out of production I'd bought some Liederkranz which also tasted nothing like it smelled. I've always remembered Liederkranz from the jokes they made about it on the Rocky and Bullwinkle show.
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    Feb 08, 2016 6:06 AM GMT
    http://www.seriouseats.com/2016/01/comfort-food-diaries-epoisses-stinky-cheese.html
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    Feb 08, 2016 4:21 PM GMT
    Lumpyoatmeal said
    paradox saidOther than Kerrygold butter, I no longer eat very much dairy. These days, the only cheese I'm inclined to buy is brie-style blue cheese, like Saga Blue or Cambozola, and they're not available locally.

    Wisconson is next door; shouldn't you have lots of good cheeses available? And Maytag cheese is made in Newton, Iowa.


    Sure, I can get those locally. But, I specifically like the brie-style blue cheeses and am not interested in standard blue cheese or generic, vulcanized milk solids. If I'm going to put up with the nasal congestion that dairy causes me, it had better be a real treat.
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    Feb 08, 2016 6:07 PM GMT
    mindgarden saidYou guys are not going to like this, but the best Swiss cheese smells like a woman's gym locker. And for the same reason.


    Eh, more like sweddy nuts.
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    Feb 08, 2016 6:52 PM GMT
    mindgarden said
    Man, we can't get any decent fromage out here in BFE. Oddly, Fred Meyer, (the local branch of Kroger) has pretty good cheese counters in their big Portland locations, but not the one here.

    For cheddar, you need to find something like Tillamook extra-sharp white reserve.

    Last time at Freddy's, I scored some cave-ripened Gruyere, which is OK, but not spectacular, and some pretty decent Manchego.

    In Andalusia, I was getting addicted to some local stuff that was made from blended sheep, goat and some cow milk. Probably a good thing that I can't get it here. icon_redface.gif

    On market day in Bern, you can smell the cheese carts from a block away. icon_razz.gif

    And, I have posted it before, but a favorite quote from the gross-food TV show guy, upon descending into the cellar of a Paris fromagerie; "It smells like rotten eggs trampled under the unwashed feet of a thousand teenage boys!" icon_lol.gif

    About a year ago, at our local Ralph's, SoCal's Kroger, I copped a 10# wheel of Manchego for under $5; they didn't know what to do with it after someone messed up an order. That was one good head of cheese! Gorgonzola's another good one - "like buttah!"
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    Feb 08, 2016 7:53 PM GMT
    No love for smoked Gouda? icon_cry.gif
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    Feb 08, 2016 10:31 PM GMT
    OH YEAH, and Apple Smoked, too! Anything by Dubliner is welcome in this house.
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    Feb 09, 2016 3:29 PM GMT
    German butter cheese. Best cheese ever but for some reason only available around here in the fall.
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    Feb 11, 2016 11:46 PM GMT


    Will never forget the time my Mom made me what I thought was a delicious peanut butter sandwich while a student at the American School in Bad Nauheim, what, second grade? Oh, how lovely! And then I bit into it...Cheez Whiz?!? In the heart of Europe? And she a native born German?!?!?!?
    I ate around the processed cheese imitation.
    *sigh*

    Mom was a lovely woman but not much of a lunch to go girl...
  • ThatSwimmerGu...

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    Feb 12, 2016 1:51 AM GMT
    I'd take cheese over endless anal.