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Old 06-03-2010, 03:52 PM
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Cheese is a best thing.

A best thing.

Talking Time, what are your favourite cheeses? Is it cheddar? Mild or sharp? How about brie? Cow or goat or other? Celtic or Arabian? What cheeses do you crave above others, and which would you recommend to friends and family for occasions serious and gay?

Tell us your cheeses!
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Old 06-03-2010, 03:53 PM
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Sharp cheddar forever.

But I will be following this thread so I know what cheeses to buy and try tomorrow.
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Old 06-03-2010, 03:53 PM
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I like most Blue Cheeses, like very old, very strong cheddars, and a good parm is a heavenly thing.

Can't stand brie, though. I still haven't found one that actually tastes good.

Best cheese story: a friend of mine who lives in Rosedale (one of the most exclusive enclaves in Toronto) once bought a cheese from his neighbourood deli so stinky that his neighbours called the cops on him, thinking he had a dead body or animal in the backyard.
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Old 06-03-2010, 04:04 PM
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Aged Gouda.
Manchego.
Any tangy goat variety.
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Old 06-03-2010, 04:10 PM
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Gruyère (young or old), Muenster, American Swisses, Medium Cheddars, White Cheddar, Fontina, Gorgonzola, Fresh Mozzarella, Ricottas, Burrata.

Man cheese is awesome!
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Old 06-03-2010, 04:16 PM
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The Stinky Cheese Man

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Old 06-03-2010, 04:25 PM
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I like many cheeses, but am fondest of mozzerella and colby jack. A little muenster and so on now and again.
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Old 06-03-2010, 04:31 PM
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There are so many good ones it's impossible to pick a favorite, but here are a few perennials that I enjoy both straight and in various dishes.

Sharp, strong cheddars, the stronger the better.

Stilton. I like most blues, but Stilton is my all-time favorite.

Manchego (I used to have a very nice recipe for manchego biscuits, but they were a bit tricky to make).

Mozzarella

Double Gloucester

Come to think of it, if I could have only one cheese on the list, I'd cheat, and say Huntsman.

Edit: Also, I'm counting the posts between the OP and a mention of a certain cheese. Hopefully I'm wrong.

Edit 2: Whoa, America isn't even in the top 10 of "annual per capita cheese consumption"? I did not expect that.

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Old 06-03-2010, 04:50 PM
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Everybody here needs their mind blown by eating Halloumi, the Cypriot cheese that you grill. You will never know how you lived without it.
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Old 06-03-2010, 04:53 PM
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Everybody here needs their mind blown by eating Halloumi, the Cypriot cheese that you grill. You will never know how you lived without it.
Mmmm, nifty. I wish I wasn't such a drive from the cheese importer in Longmont, CO that has the best inventory I've ever seen. I suspect that's the only place around here I could find it.
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Old 06-03-2010, 05:27 PM
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Swiss is, I believe, the only cheese I have loved. And I don't mean "love" in the platonic "Hey, I enjoy this thing" sense.

No... oh no.

I have a deep, spiritual connection with that cheese.
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Old 06-03-2010, 05:28 PM
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I'm pretty glad you added that last sentence.
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Old 06-03-2010, 05:44 PM
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Pecorino romano. Manchego. Gruyere. Aged Vermont cheddar. White stilton. Gorgonzola. Parmigiano. Fresh mozzarella. Smoked gouda.

Of course, it's possible to ruin all these cheeses if you don't make them with love.
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Old 06-03-2010, 06:42 PM
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I'm such a junkie for real cheese, like local sheeps milk cheeses, or triple cream bries, or fresh goat feta.


man, i have so much info i'm going to share in this thread.
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Old 06-03-2010, 07:19 PM
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Mmmm, nifty. I wish I wasn't such a drive from the cheese importer in Longmont, CO that has the best inventory I've ever seen. I suspect that's the only place around here I could find it.
The Wild Oats there carried it, but I don't even know if that store is there anymore.

Also, tons of people told me about that store and I never got down there. I kind of regret it but since I didn't have much money to spare it's probably for the best.
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Old 06-03-2010, 07:26 PM
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ROGUE CREAMERY has the best blue cheese I have ever eaten. it was nuts, man.

I bought a chocolate truffle with some of their smoked blue cheese in it. you don't even know!!
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Old 06-03-2010, 07:29 PM
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Smoked gouda..
How could I forget delicious smoked gouda?!
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Old 06-03-2010, 08:06 PM
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I'm going to let Pinky give my answer.
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Old 06-03-2010, 08:34 PM
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Incidentally, I went to Holland a couple years ago and was corrected in my cheese pronunciation. The cheese I pronounce(d) "GOO-da" is actually pronounced more like "HOW-da," with a guttural "H" sound as in German or Yiddish.
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Old 06-03-2010, 09:16 PM
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Just to keep the discussion going: How about cheeses you've never tried, but would like to?

For my part:

Adrahan
Appenzeller
Mascarpone (I've only ever had it -in- things. I want to try it straight.)
Red Leicester
Red Windsor
Sakura Cheese
Wensleydale
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Old 06-03-2010, 09:18 PM
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I want to try a real, fresh ricotta from (or, even better, in) Italy.
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Old 06-03-2010, 09:21 PM
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fresh ricotta in italy is the best. only surpassed by fresh mozzarella the day it was made.
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Old 06-03-2010, 09:23 PM
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Mascarpone (I've only ever had it -in- things. I want to try it straight.)
spreading a little mascarpone on a shortbread cookie is pretty much amazing.
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Old 06-03-2010, 09:40 PM
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oh my god i must try halloumi you guys i must
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Old 06-04-2010, 02:00 AM
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I like so many cheeses for so many different things that I can't just PICK one. Goat cheeses, smoked gouda, cheddar, mozzarella, bleu.

I have sadly limited experience with particularly exotic kinds of cheese, something I hope to rectify someday.

Also it's been so long since cheese has been part of my diet and it makes me incredibly sad. It can be pretty hard to find much/good cheese in Japan.
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Old 06-04-2010, 02:13 AM
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I love cheese way too much, and that's why I've basically had to give up buying any. I bought some smoked cream cheese for a picnic tomorrow and I straight up ate almost half of it yesterday.
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Old 06-04-2010, 02:40 AM
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Ooh, I just remembered Havarti with dill.
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Old 06-04-2010, 05:25 AM
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Currently, my favorite cheeses are Migneron de Charlevoix and St-André. Oh man, they are so good.
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Old 06-04-2010, 07:26 AM
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Goat cheese! But I'm also very fond of Gouda. (Man there's this Gouda with walnuts in it that I've picked up at Trader Joe's a few times that I could totally eat all day.) I also like those tiny little Baybel cheeses in the wax coating, but I think the tiny food novelty factor is in play there.

You know what is the best thing though? Cheese board! Lay out a variety of cheese samples with little tidbits of bread, fruit, jams, nuts and the like and then mix and match the flavor combos. It really is the best thing! My Sunday night gaming group has a bit of a cheese board obsession to the point where we were eating a cheese board while we played our characters eating a cheese board in a pub.
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