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Cheese

Post by junglesmacks » Fri Sep 23, 2011 9:26 pm

God I love the stuff. Brie. Sharp cheddar. Smoked gouda. Hell, gimme some limburger on Wasa bread and I'll consider licking your toes. Maybe.. only if they smell as good as the limburger.



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Re: Cheese

Post by TT120 » Fri Sep 23, 2011 9:30 pm

I've recently discovered Bleu Cheese on my burgers.....It's fantastic and I dont even like Bleu Cheese.

I love pretty much all cheese as well but there are some I haven't tried yet.
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Re: Cheese

Post by maryanimal » Fri Sep 23, 2011 9:35 pm

I love melted Gruyere, but my favorite is parmigiano reggiano. Yummmm heaps of it on passssssta!! *drool*
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Re: Cheese

Post by Elderberry » Fri Sep 23, 2011 9:37 pm

Man, you guys should have stopped by our camp after the man burn. I did a phenomenal cheese spread if I do say so myself. Five or six different cheeses, fruit wedges, salami and an assortment of olives, wine and rosemary crackers. The perfect interlude between the burn and the rest of the night's festivities.
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Re: Cheese

Post by junglesmacks » Fri Sep 23, 2011 9:39 pm

maryanimal wrote:I love melted Gruyere, but my favorite is parmigiano reggiano. Yummmm heaps of it on passssssta!! *drool*

Ohhhh snap. I'll get one of those huge wedges of fresh parmesan "for some pasta".. and end up eating it all in nice, thin slices. Yum. It's got that je ne se quoi of nutty flavor. The best are the little crystals of age embedded in it.


Reminds me of when I dated this girl from Wisconsin once. If you've ever been to WI or spent time there, you know the cheese stereotype is no joke.. it's straight up no shitting you for real. I brought some 8 year old cheddar back to the family farm one afternoon and made the obligatory 3pm cheese and sausage plate to share. Dad walks in.. grabs a slice of the 8 year and says..

"Mmmm.. you know it's a good cheddah when it sucks the spit right out of your mouth"
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Re: Cheese

Post by junglesmacks » Fri Sep 23, 2011 9:41 pm

jkisha wrote:Man, you guys should have stopped by our camp after the man burn. I did a phenomenal cheese spread if I do say so myself. Five or six different cheeses, fruit wedges, salami and an assortment of olives, wine and rosemary crackers. The perfect interlude between the burn and the rest of the night's festivities.

:shock: :shock:

You know.. I was decently bummed when I found out that Inspiratum was being moved away from the 7:30 plaza. We would have been neighbors. ESPECIALLY after hearing things like this!
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Re: Cheese

Post by Elderberry » Fri Sep 23, 2011 9:59 pm

I should post up the menu for the week. This was definitely a gourmet burn for me this year, and we had plenty to share. I also did a Brie en Croute Earlier in the week that you would have loved too, with raspberry sauce and a touch of brown sugar and maple syrup, also served with apple wedges. (I actually gave serious thought to making this for the M&G but I couldn't figure out how I would have been able to transport it.
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jkisha wrote:Man, you guys should have stopped by our camp after the man burn. I did a phenomenal cheese spread if I do say so myself. Five or six different cheeses, fruit wedges, salami and an assortment of olives, wine and rosemary crackers. The perfect interlude between the burn and the rest of the night's festivities.

:shock: :shock:

You know.. I was decently bummed when I found out that Inspiratum was being moved away from the 7:30 plaza. We would have been neighbors. ESPECIALLY after hearing things like this!
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Re: Cheese

Post by maryanimal » Fri Sep 23, 2011 10:04 pm

John that all sound wuuuuuunerful!! We need to have a cheese party next year! I'm in!! Mmmmmmmmm fondoooooo!!
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Re: Cheese

Post by Elderberry » Fri Sep 23, 2011 10:21 pm

OK, now that it is in the open, I guess we have no choice now! :D
Do you think it's too early to start a thread for it?
maryanimal wrote:John that all sound wuuuuuunerful!! We need to have a cheese party next year! I'm in!! Mmmmmmmmm fondoooooo!!
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Re: Cheese

Post by maryanimal » Fri Sep 23, 2011 10:25 pm

Oh heck yeah!!
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Re: Cheese

Post by graidawg » Fri Sep 23, 2011 11:19 pm

One of the things that amazed me in america was the truely deplorable selection of cheeses you guys have (or don't) it is the one thing i can still say the brits do better (so far) even in a corner shop we have a selection of about 10 or so different cheeses in our supermarkets (way smaller than yours) we have usually got a whole aisle (about 20 shelves) of pre-packaged cheeses and then a deli counter of more cheeses.
Is it legal to bring cheese through customs? if so i can bring you some Extra mature cheddar, flavored cheeses like chees with chocolate (really yummy) or mexicana (cheese with jalapenos) or many other soft cheeses that show brie up for the imposter it is! plus a few good blue cheeses that are simply georgeous (stilton and broccolli soup anyone?)
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Re: Cheese

Post by hookahdude » Sat Sep 24, 2011 12:31 am

I think a lot of that is where you shop. For example - where I am in Michigan if you shop at MallMart, they have 300 types pop, 600 types of condensed soup, and 7 types of cheese, but if you drive 1/4 of a mile up the road to the Meijer, they have 3-4 deli cases of cheese. Not to say that the selection is better than the UK, but it certainly isnt nearly as pathetic.

I think a lot of that is the fascination in the US with packaged foods and eating out. Whenever I tell people that I dont eat fast food and cook 7 days a week, maybe go out to eat once a month, I am looked at like a complete freak.

I made a linguine in a sun dried tomato pesto with grated pecorino romano and I swear you would have thought I was fucking Emeril the way people reacted to it. And I am not that great of a cook. The wife on the other-hand... Wow!
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Re: Cheese

Post by Sham » Sat Sep 24, 2011 2:06 am

While this may not be the best cheese in the world, (it's possibly the worst) I find it so portable that I can keep a can in the glove box of my car, for a quick snack during commutes. It never spoils, since there is virtually nothing natural in this "cheesy-like product".

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Re: Cheese

Post by Raymaker » Sat Sep 24, 2011 3:08 am

junglesmacks wrote:Reminds me of when I dated this girl from Wisconsin once. If you've ever been to WI or spent time there, you know the cheese stereotype is no joke..
I am British, living in London, I am dating a Wisconsin woman and travel there often, I am appalled that a state that calls itself the Cheese State seems to be clueless on how to make cheese, if it's not orange, it's imported, but still so little choice.

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Post by Bob » Sat Sep 24, 2011 3:32 am

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Re: Cheese

Post by ygmir » Sat Sep 24, 2011 7:05 am

Shambala wrote:While this may not be the best cheese in the world, (it's possibly the worst) I find it so portable that I can keep a can in the glove box of my car, for a quick snack during commutes. It never spoils, since there is virtually nothing natural in this "cheesy-like product".

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Re: Cheese

Post by Elderberry » Sat Sep 24, 2011 7:31 am

As far as grocery stores go, Whole Foods has a pretty wide selection of cheeses. And we have specialty cheese stores in Los Angeles and Beverly Hills that might just boggle your mind.
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Re: Cheese

Post by Minxy » Sat Sep 24, 2011 7:38 am

Cheese! <3

My favorite is Rogue River Creamery Caveman Blue. And Tillamook Medium Cheddar. Yum!
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Re: Cheese

Post by Shpilkus » Sat Sep 24, 2011 7:48 am

There is an outstanding cheese store in Israel called, "Cheeses of Nazareth".
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Re: Cheese

Post by graidawg » Sat Sep 24, 2011 7:50 am

ok in 2011 it was the marmite vs vegemite challenge (she cheated they voted for the boobs not the food!) this time its the cheese challenge. bring your best cheese we shall if america can compete with englands finest cheeses!
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Shambala wrote:While this may not be the best cheese in the world, (it's possibly the worst) I find it so portable that I can keep a can in the glove box of my car, for a quick snack during commutes. It never spoils, since there is virtually nothing natural in this "cheesy-like product".

The inventor of this should be sainted.
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now I understand your "secret phrase, Sham.

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why do look at this and feel my soul shrivel but still want to try it?
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Re: Cheese

Post by hookahdude » Sat Sep 24, 2011 7:54 am

graidawg wrote:why do look at this and feel my soul shrivel but still want to try it?
Wait... I know there is a bacon flavor... You left out the most important one!!

graidawg - because it is just wrong... wrong like deep fried twinkies and deep fried snicker bars... so wrong that you just HAVE to try it...
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Re: Cheese

Post by Elorrum » Sat Sep 24, 2011 7:57 am

after the blown up fermenting papaya salsa I tried to keep cold for the meet and greet... I don't think I should even consider bringing cheese.
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Post by graidawg » Sat Sep 24, 2011 7:58 am

hookahdude wrote: deep fried twinkies

NOBODY MENTIONED THESE BEFORE. WHY NOT?
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Re: Cheese

Post by hookahdude » Sat Sep 24, 2011 7:59 am

Depends... did the salsa have an alchohol content? you know some fool would have tried it...
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Re: Cheese

Post by TomServo » Sat Sep 24, 2011 8:04 am

Grilled Brie and Prosciutto sandwich
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Re: Cheese

Post by graidawg » Sat Sep 24, 2011 8:05 am

TomServo wrote:Grilled Brie and Prosciutto sandwich
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that would taste even better with cheddar or perhaps a nice stilton
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Re: Cheese

Post by TomServo » Sat Sep 24, 2011 8:09 am

Limburger and onion sandwich. or...the alienation sandwich
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Re: Cheese

Post by Elderberry » Sat Sep 24, 2011 8:21 am

Yum! I'm definitely going to give that a try.
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Re: Cheese

Post by Lassen Forge » Sat Sep 24, 2011 8:24 am

No no no... Not brie... Fontina and Prosciutto go together like, I dunno, Mozzarella Bufalo e' Pomodori,olio d'olivi e' Basilico (un po)...

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Re: Cheese

Post by Elderberry » Sat Sep 24, 2011 8:28 am

Damn, you guys are making me so hungry right now.
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