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The Cheese Treat

Sun Jul 03, 2011 2:53 am

just back from France, and enjoying still some good cheese I brought their...

So whats your favourite cheese?

I am right now enjoying some good camembert!

Cheers
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RE: The Cheese Treat

Sun Jul 03, 2011 3:12 am

Quoting Avianca (Thread starter):
So whats your favourite cheese?

Cheesecake.   
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RE: The Cheese Treat

Sun Jul 03, 2011 4:35 am

My preferences go for unpasteurized camembert, unpasteurzied Brie de Maux and Pont-L'Évêque. And each time I eat some, it must be accompanied with fresh bread (baguette, preferably). I also enjoy Parmigiano-Reggiano, but only on pasta, not standalone.

I'm not a huge cheese fan anyway, which is a shame since both my grand-fathers used to work in cheese production. My paternal grand-father was a small camembert maker (around 300 units a day) in the Pays d'Auge and my maternal grand-father was head of the R&D department in a cheese company in Upper Normandy.
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Sun Jul 03, 2011 4:45 am

Am I the only one that read the thread title as The Cheese Teat?
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RE: The Cheese Treat

Sun Jul 03, 2011 5:03 am

Quoting Avianca (Thread starter):
So whats your favourite cheese?

Valencay or one of the similar goat cheeses.

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RE: The Cheese Treat

Sun Jul 03, 2011 5:15 am

Pont-L'Évêque, Tome de chèvre, Stilton, are amongst my favourites ,,, and it is hard to go past a good Roquefort. I remember many years ago when I lived in Scotland an absolutely amazing smoked cheddar from the Orkneys, I wish I could remember the name of it.
 
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RE: The Cheese Treat

Sun Jul 03, 2011 5:35 am

I learned how to appreciate cheese on business trips. I really had to get used to the taste the first time, but now I love it very much.

The bad news; Quality cheese is still expensive here in Singapore especially the stuff from Europe .  
The good news; I am a frequent flyer.  

I now like almost any cheese except Feta and the likes. With cheese it is often the more fats it has the better it tastes. 

This stuff is always hard to resist
- Brie types or hybrids, like Coulommiers.
- Pavé du Plessis
- Passendaele.
 
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RE: The Cheese Treat

Sun Jul 03, 2011 12:26 pm

Had some Maroilles the other week, from northern France. Haven't tried it in years, had forgotten how much I like it. Really tasty, mildly pungent cheese.

I love blue cheeses, but more the softer, creamier type like a good Bleu D'Auvergne, Gorgonzola or Dolcelatte than the drier, crumblier types such as stilton and Danish Blue. Still appreciate the latter type though.

In general though, I don't eat much cheese these days. When I do, it's a small amount of something intensely tasty.
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RE: The Cheese Treat

Sun Jul 03, 2011 1:21 pm

Queso de Burgos. Only available in Spain; one of the things I look forward to whe n I come here!
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RE: The Cheese Treat

Sun Jul 03, 2011 4:16 pm

Quoting Braniff747SP (Reply 8):
Queso de Burgos. Only available in Spain; one of the things I look forward to whe n I come here!

is it like Manchego?
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RE: The Cheese Treat

Sun Jul 03, 2011 5:46 pm

Gouda is good, goat cheese too. On Friday I bought some brie cheese with mushrooms, not a great decision. It tasted more of mushroom than cheese.   

Quoting Avianca (Thread starter):
I am right now enjoying some good camembert!

That should be my next cheese to try.

Quoting Luftfahrer (Reply 1):
Cheesecake

Good type of cheese.       And I know how to make them very well.   
 
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RE: The Cheese Treat

Sun Jul 03, 2011 6:09 pm

Wow, there are so many different cheeses that I like. Here are some of my regular buys.


    Oka Cheese
    Smoked Gruyere
    Camembert
    Brie
    Aged Hard Cheddar
    Feta
    Provolone
    Mozzarella
    Havarti
 
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Sun Jul 03, 2011 6:22 pm

I don't think I've yet been to France without having either a Saint-Félicien, Saint-Marcellin or both..
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RE: The Cheese Treat

Sun Jul 03, 2011 7:21 pm

Quoting Mexicana757 (Reply 10):
That should be my next cheese to try.

May I give you a tip? If you can find the brands Réo or Gillot in your local shops, do not hesitate to buy them even if they will be expensive. These two brands offer the best product available and will give you a taste of what is "real" camembert. They are made according to the traditional recipe and process in Normandy.

Please note that the name "camembert" is not protected, so anyone in the world can make a cheese and call it that way. But it can be, of course, quite fare from the original vesion.
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RE: The Cheese Treat

Sun Jul 03, 2011 7:57 pm

Who doesn't like fromunda cheese with crackers?
 
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RE: The Cheese Treat

Sun Jul 03, 2011 9:14 pm

- Gouda (young)
- Old Amsterdam
- Brie
- Mozzarella
- Cheddar
- Emmental
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Sun Jul 03, 2011 9:58 pm

 
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Mon Jul 04, 2011 8:00 pm

King Island Double Brie
 
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RE: The Cheese Treat

Tue Jul 05, 2011 2:57 pm

Kraft Singles and Velveeta.

               

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RE: The Cheese Treat

Tue Jul 05, 2011 3:17 pm

In general I tend to stay away from cheese. Dont see much good or atleast benefits coming out of consuming it.

I dont know how true it is, however a few year back I saw a show that mentioned cheese was the highest fat content food item for its weight. A single lightweight slice can contain more fat than foods of much larger size and density.
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RE: The Cheese Treat

Tue Jul 05, 2011 3:49 pm

Quoting LAXintl (Reply 19):
I dont know how true it is, however a few year back I saw a show that mentioned cheese was the highest fat content food item for its weight. A single lightweight slice can contain more fat than foods of much larger size and density.

There is no question that cheese tends to be extremely high in fat. Eat it occasionally, and eat something particularly tasty so you don't want loads.
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RE: The Cheese Treat

Tue Jul 05, 2011 4:35 pm

Quoting Avianca (Reply 9):
is it like Manchego?

Not at all. Manchego is a very broad cathegory, from fresh to aged, done with sheep milk. There are also cow and cow+sheep lookalikes.

Queso de Burgos is a kind of pressed cottage cheese. I like mine with quince jam 
 
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RE: The Cheese Treat

Tue Jul 05, 2011 5:04 pm

My favourite cheese is Fairview Blue Rock, it is a cheddar type cheese with a blue vein.

http://www.fairview.co.za/cheese/blue-rock/#more-401
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RE: The Cheese Treat

Tue Jul 05, 2011 5:35 pm

Quoting LAXintl (Reply 19):
Dont see much good or atleast benefits coming out of consuming it.

Taste.  

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RE: The Cheese Treat

Tue Jul 05, 2011 5:37 pm

Quoting Avianca (Thread starter):
So whats your favourite cheese?

Yes.  
 
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RE: The Cheese Treat

Tue Jul 05, 2011 6:55 pm

Quoting LAXintl (Reply 19):
Dont see much good or atleast benefits coming out of consuming it.

You do have benefits in eating cheese. It's a dairy product, so you get your dose of calcium which is good for your bones and body. Also, if you eat unpasteurized cheese, you will eat good bacteria that will help reinforcing your antibodies.

But, it's true that some cheese contain a lot of fat, so:

Quoting RussianJet (Reply 20):
Eat it occasionally

As always, it's not a matter of eating it or not, it's matter of how much quantitiy you eat. A thin slice of cheese a day will not harm your body at all. French people eat cheese everyday or almost everyday, and they're not known for having problems with it.
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RE: The Cheese Treat

Tue Jul 05, 2011 8:08 pm

I never quite liked Brie. I suppose my tastes are pretty "common" though. I like Parmesan, Asiago, Bleu Cheese, Feta, White Cheddar, Extra Sharp Cheddar, American, and Gouda.
 
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RE: The Cheese Treat

Wed Jul 06, 2011 2:58 am

I don't eat much cheese, but given how I don't really like milk, I try to have a little cheese regularly to help with my calcium intake.
I do love cheese though, and am particularly fond of:

Cheddar - ideally mature
Cheshire
Double Gloucester
Stilton
Brie
Camembert
Feta
Haloumi - cooked. I hear the Cypriots have a name for this which is translated as "white death" due to the high fat and salt content!
Parmesan
Boursin
Port Salut

Haven't ever found it outside of Croatia, but I also liked Paski Sir - a hard, fairly mature cheese which goes very well with local cured ham.

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RE: The Cheese Treat

Wed Jul 06, 2011 3:23 am

Quoting Mir (Reply 23):
Taste.

I might like the taste of a rich choclate fudge cake also, however when it comes down to it I would never touch it either.

Quoting GrahamHill (Reply 25):
You do have benefits in eating cheese.

All of which can be achieved with alternative (healthier) sources.


Overall I simply dont see much need or desire to munch on a bar of fat essentially for no other valid reason.
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RE: The Cheese Treat

Wed Jul 06, 2011 6:31 am

I love fresh Quebec squeaky cheese curds!! On poutine, stuffed in a baguette, or just picking them out of the bag. Have to be fresh or the squeak goes away. Hard to find on the west coast though.
 
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RE: The Cheese Treat

Wed Jul 06, 2011 9:13 am

soft cheese:
St-Marcellin, far in the lead
St-Félicien
aged Camembert
Brie
(the French are faaaaaaaaaar in the lead in this category in my taste)

hard cheese:
12 month riped Bergkäse from Vorarlberg, my home region  
Rheintaler, a fatter, more creamier cheese from the lowlands
as a sandwich cheese, I like Purbon from Upper Austria very much
Gruyère, as a good standard cheese
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RE: The Cheese Treat

Mon Jul 11, 2011 12:01 pm

Port Salut and Roquefort are two of my favourites. Down here in NZ we are pretty spoiled for choice, some excellent European style cheeses are made locally here.
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RE: The Cheese Treat

Mon Jul 11, 2011 2:15 pm

NL
Gouda (locally made and old)

B
Vieux Chimay (monks' cheese)
Herve

I
Parmigiano (old - Stravecchio)

UK
Cheddar (old)

GR
Graviera Kritis (old)

CH
Gruyère (old)

F
Reblochon
Bleu de Bresse
Roquefort
Camembert (from the farm)
Explorateur
Crottin de Chavignol
St Marcellin
Maroilles
Munster
Pont L'Evêque
St Paulin
Cantal (old)
Tome d'Auvergne
Port Salut
and probably another hundred...
 
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RE: The Cheese Treat

Mon Jul 11, 2011 2:27 pm

Quoting greasespot (Reply 18):
Kraft Singles and Velveeta.

I just tried the Velveeta 3 days ago for the first time  not too shabby , no use for the singles...

Do prefer in general the more "smelly", soft cheeses, still dream about these locally made in France the most, however not able to purchase them in stores, they are lethal, you have to store them in a air tight container and open only in the fresh air!!! with some good old French bread and wine...fantastic stuff
 

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RE: The Cheese Treat

Mon Jul 11, 2011 8:21 pm

I like all kinds of cheeses, and what is good is to change often and try new things.

Some basics are always in the fridge however, Camembert or Coulommiers, grated Gruyère, Comté, Parmigiano grated or to cut if we're just back from Italy, Mozzarella (di Bufala when in Italy), some goat cheese too. Boursin sometimes but it doesn't last in the fridge !
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