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    Enjoying some Dubliner cheese at the moment. So so good. I'm tearing up a bit.


    This is the thread for discussing your favorite cheeses, cheese-based recipes, things you like to eat with cheese, or any humorous cheese related stories (I once had a Skink who loved easy cheese).

    I really like sweet aged cheeses, usually dryer, crumblier stuff but I do, from time to time, enjoy a nice Brie.
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    Manchego is my favorite cheese.
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    I do quite like cheese yes.
    Cheddar cheese is my favourite I'd say.
    Generally I'll eat cheese with sandwiches and crackers, or sometimes just on its own if I'm in need of a very quick snack.
    Not much of an explorer of the culinary arts to be fair, I make what I want to eat, and what I want to eat tends to be whatever can be done quickly and with a minimal amount of effort unfortunately.
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    Goat and cheese, specifically the creamier kinds. In America, it's just called chevre, but in France, all goat cheese are chevre, so it's chevre douce. Also a good manchego, or pecorino romano.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Asta Kask View Post
    Manchego is my favorite cheese.
    I hadn't tried Manchego until a recent trip to Costa Rica, where they make their own type of Manchego cheese. I suppose since it wasn't from Spain it might not count to a true cheese connoisseur but a connoisseur I am not. I'm just a man. A man who loves cheese.



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    I do quite like cheese yes.
    Cheddar cheese is my favourite I'd say.
    Generally I'll eat cheese with sandwiches and crackers, or sometimes just on its own if I'm in need of a very quick snack.
    Not much of an explorer of the culinary arts to be fair, I make what I want to eat, and what I want to eat tends to be whatever can be done quickly and with a minimal amount of effort unfortunately.
    Cheddar is delicious. I live in Oregon where we have the Tillamook cheese factory that makes a really awesome cheddar. They also have Ice cream and you can tour the facility. I would recommend checking it out if you're ever near the northern Oregon cost (which, by the way, is beautiful).

    I'd encourage you to try as many cheeses as humanly possible. Even if you have to kill people to get to them.

    When I was a seventeen year old misanthrope, my friends and I had a tradition in which once a week, we would steal the most expensive cheese from the grocer and buy some break or crackers and burn through the whole brick in a night. Disgusting and immoral, yes, but we discovered a lot of really good cheeses that way.
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    Cheeses I like:
    Extra Sharp Cheddar
    Gouda(I'm not even a hobgoblin!)
    Emmental
    Gruyère

    Sadly I am too poor to buy cheese much, but I live near a fancy Kroger that frequently has free samples. So I sample them. I also think the Sardinians have insane taste in cheese.

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    Oooh, a Cheese thread! Alright! Now I can ask this question:

    Me and my wife have been wanting to try some different kinds of cheese, but being on a limited income, we don't want to just grab a cheese and try it, only to find out we absolutely hate it, and then have wasted that money. So, what kind of cheeses would you suggest to try?

    Here are our likes:

    I like American Cheese, Mozzarella, Colby Jack & Monterery, and sometimes ye olde spray cheese!(Also, cheddar and nacho cheese)

    My wife is pretty much the same really. I THINK she likes Sharp cheddar, but only once in a while, whereas I'm really not a fan of sharp cheddar, or sharp anything.

    So, ideas/suggestions?

    edit: I remembered, I also like this one cheese, I have no idea what it's called, I just know you sometimes get it in christmas gift packages, and it has nuts and stuff on the outside, and you can spread it on crackers and what not. delicious.
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    I like pretty much anything but swiss, when it comes to cheese. And I'd rather give up chocolate than cheese, so that should say something about how much I like it
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    Quote Originally Posted by Arminius View Post
    Sadly I am too poor to buy cheese much, but I live near a fancy Kroger that frequently has free samples. So I sample them. I also think the Sardinians have insane taste in cheese.
    Had that. Not as terrible nor as good as advertised. Struck me as being strongly flavored, but not a particularly interesting flavor. 6/10, would not have again.

    As the above statement may make clear, I like cheese. Recently, I found a brand that sells a mozzerella/provolone blend that's pretty damn good for the price (and since I'm poor, that price is low ). Wish I had more cash to spend on cheeses, but really, I don't. Sad times.

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    Mmmm, cheese...

    I Enjoy a good Camembert, or a good smoked cheese.
    Goats cheese can either be really tasty or a bit meh.

    I just wish I'd got to have some *actual* Cheddar while in the UK (technically the only "Cheddar" cheese is that produced in the Cheddar county/area in the UK, a bit like how only sparkling wine made in Champagne is called Champagne. Unfortunately the people of Cheddar have lost every bid to have everyone else's Cheddar be called something else :( )
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    Cheese tends to hurt my tummy in one way or another, but I recently found out that Kraft is making fat-free motzerella and cheddar shredded cheese. So now I can ditch my veggie shreds and pick up some thing a bit more...cheesy

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    As I type this I am holding an enormous toasted mozzarella sandwich. I have payed good money for imported Oaxaca simply to perfect my quesadilla, although I do love some well-aged mozzarella for that application...

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    Favourite cheese depends what I'm doing with it, really. For just eating on its own, or putting on biscuits, it has to be Stilton--can't be beat for this. For pretty much any other usage, including sandwiches, putting on top of spaghetti bolognese, etc, mature Cheddar is the way to go.

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    Brie is an underrated cheese. You can bake a small wheel of it with some jam inside a pie crust. Or even better, take a few thin slices, some sliced strawberries, and sandwich them between 2 slices of french toast and top it with some confectioner's sugar.
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    Generally, for me it's the stronger the better. Really old salty Gruyére is at the lower border of "really enjoyable".

    There is an annual cheese fair for local cheeses a few hours away that I go to, usually. They had the most delicious cheese I've ever had. It could knock out unprepared people from twenty metres away.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Asta Kask View Post
    Manchego is my favorite cheese.
    I've heard good things about it. So many things that I acquired a wedge of it.

    ...Now I'm not exactly sure what to do with it now that I have it.

    I'm thinking of toasting a piece of bread and putting a slice of it on it to start with.
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    Pecorino Romano and Italian Fontina cheeses are all you will ever need, ever.

    Everything else is rotten milk.

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    If you need a nice sturdy cheese, try an aged gouda. Also a great substitute for parmesean.

    Goat gouda is delicious, as is the O'Banon goat cheese - wrapped in leaves that have been soaked in bourbon, yum!

    Had some Challerhocker the other day that was very nice and sturdy enough to take backpacking.

    I'm a fan of good cheddar and herbed mozarellas as well.

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    Some people enjoy swiss cheese, but I don't. They tell me why, but I don't listen. There are just too many holes in their argument. Seriously, I do enjoy swiss, I just wanted to make that joke.

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    my favorite cheese is camambert always camambert
    otherwise being french i have exposure to a lot of cheese and i adore the stinky stuff
    roquefort is amazing
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    I find that cheese curds are better than cheese when discussing applications such as mac and cheese, or broccoli and cheese soup. The are a younger cheddar, but they're almost buttery in flavor with a tiny bit of sharpness. Very very good in mac and cheese.


    Squash/parsnip puree and goat cheese is awesome. Unbelievably good. Key thing is make sure the puree is hot and the goat cheese is as cold as you can keep it. Cut a 'slice' of goat cheese (it's goat cheese, anyone who has used it knows it doesn't slice so much as break apart) and place it on the bottom of a bowl. Add on a few crumbled walnuts or bashed up pistachios. Pour on puree. Dash of olive oil. Dash of parsley. It's like a soup, only every now and again you get a nice chunk of goat cheese and a light bit of nutty flavor to contrast. People think it's an expensive gourmet soup every time I serve it.
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    I absolutely love cheese. Camembert, brie, parmesan... good, strong cheeses.

    I also like blue cheese. Very, very much. It's also wonderful on those hamburgers like the one they had at Wendy's and the one at Carl's Jr. Man. Good stuff.

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    This thread made me ravenously hungry for cheese so I gorged myself on Gouda and Emmental at lunch. It was sooo good.

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    Hot buttered toast.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr.Epic View Post
    Some people enjoy swiss cheese, but I don't. They tell me why, but I don't listen. There are just too many holes in their argument. Seriously, I do enjoy swiss, I just wanted to make that joke.
    Phh. What Americans sell as Swiss Cheese is neither Swiss nor really Cheese, in my opinion. Plus, there's like 500 kinds of Swiss Cheeses, and exactly one of them has big holes.
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    I'm lucky enough to live close to Borough Market where there are some excellent cheese stalls. Unfortunately one of the best ones moved out a couple of months ago but there are still some good ones left.

    Generally I like my cheese strong when white and mild when blue. I used to eat a lot of Roquefort and Danish Blue but I now eat very little blue cheese and when I do it's mostly Stilton.

    My favourite cheeses at the moment are probably St Marcellin and Epoisse. These are really strong, Camembert-type cheeses (I think they are both from Normandy).

    For hard cheeses there's not much to beat a good strong Cheddar, but a good Gruyere or Comte is nice. If I'm in the mood for eating something I really should be cooking with (I do the same with apples) then I'll happily eat Parmesan or Pecorino Sardo.

    In general, though, if it comes from cow or sheep I'll give it a go. If it's unpasteurised, so much the better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by THAC0 View Post
    If you need a nice sturdy cheese, try an aged gouda. Also a great substitute for parmesean.

    Goat gouda is delicious, as is the O'Banon goat cheese - wrapped in leaves that have been soaked in bourbon, yum!

    Had some Challerhocker the other day that was very nice and sturdy enough to take backpacking.

    I'm a fan of good cheddar and herbed mozarellas as well.
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