Favorite Cheese?

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  1. nicko

    nicko Founder of Cheftalk.com Staff Member

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    I and my wife are die hard cheese lovers and it would be cool to hear what your favorite cheese/s are.

    Some of mine:

    P'tit Basque


    Aged Gouda
     
  2. berndy

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    And I am a lover of soft,ripe ,runny and  stinky cheeses like  a German ROMADOUR.
     
  3. french fries

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    I love many cheeses, hundreds of them, it's hard to pick a favorite. In France you can get very local cheeses, meaning if I travel 20km in one direction I get cheeses I couldn't get where I live, and if I travel 20km in the other direction the cheeses taste completely different. I live in the valley and when you go up in the mountains the milk tastes different and so does the cheese. There are 3 different mountains just around where I live and each one has its own specialties. That's all while staying in a 50km radius from where I live. Go to Savoie, the land of cheese, and you'll get a completely different experience!

    Nicko I just had some petit basque this morning! Have you ever tried Ossau-Iraty? It's like a fancy petit-basque, you would love it. 
     
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  4. chicagoterry

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    I love dozens of cheeses as well. One of my new-to-me favorites is Bleu des Basques. 
     
  5. phatch

    phatch Moderator Staff Member

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    I don't know if I could pick just one. I've probably got a dozen in my fridge right now:
    1. Parm Reg
    2. Pecorino Romano
    3. Asiago
    4. Jarlsberg
    5. smoked gouda
    6. cheddar
    7. 18 month  aged gouda
    8. Boursin
    9. mozarella
    10. cream cheese
    11. ricotta
    12. oaxaca
    13. anejo
    14. dubliner
    15. cheese curd with garlic and chives
    I like shavings of aged gouda quite well and would be a contender for favorite eating plain.

    Oh, I've got a balsamic soaked bellavitano too. Pretty good stuff.
     
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  6. ordo

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    I will add Gorgonzola dolce. Mamma mia!
     
  7. twyst

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    St andre
     
  8. kaneohegirlinaz

    kaneohegirlinaz

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    I LOVE cheese!

    When I was a kid, I would sneak pieces of cheese (not candy), I’d go to take a bite and then my Mother would hear me in the kitchen and yell from the other room, “are you stealing cheese again?” and I’d quick stuff it under the sofa cushion…

    Found this the other day at Trader Joe’s, thought we’d give it a go… real nice with some salumi, olives and fresh bread.  DINNER! (oh and a glass of wine)

     
  9. berndy

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    Camembert and Brie have not been mentioned yet/img/vbsmilies/smilies/bounce.gif
     
  10. kippers

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  11. ed buchanan

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    I lik thm all . But believe it or not, I like to sit down with a crock of horseradish , swiss almond, or port wine blends and some crackers.
     
  12. koukouvagia

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    Nice to see you posting Nicko!  I have mild taste when it comes to cheese, I pass on stinkers like Gruyere. 

    Parmesan and kefalograviera for grating

    Manchego

    Cheddar for snacking

    Provolone for sandwiches

    Blue cheese of all kinds

    Feta, for cooking only

    Camembert, but only when paired with fig jam or honey
     
  13. tahoe sugarchef

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    Lamb Chopper or blue cheddar. /img/vbsmilies/smilies/biggrin.gif
     
     
  14. berndy

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    Does anyone of you know what Supermarket in Florida sells BEL PAESE. I have only Publix and Winn-Dixie stores availabe and none of then has it./img/vbsmilies/smilies/rolleyes.gif
     
  15. kaneohegirlinaz

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    I saw brie, that was I guess designed, specifically for dipping.

    I didn’t get yet, DH is not a cheese fan (other Parm really) and I don’t think that I could finish the tub off by myself in a timely manner, well, yeah I could but I would pay for it later…  /img/vbsmilies/smilies/surprised.gif
     
  16. petalsandcoco

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    aged cheddar

    @ Nicko: thats like asking me what chocolate I like.

    When I was very young (I'm  old now /img/vbsmilies/smilies/biggrin.gif), my mother used to buy these little square cheeses that were packaged in  colored aluminum , different flavors. Tasted like flavored cream cheese. Does anyone remember those ?

    A shave of good parm.

    Petals.
     
  17. maryb

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    Extra sharp white cheddar is top of my list.
     
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    Shropshire blue, Humbolt Fog, a good chevre, parm-reg, Mexican quesadilla, ...

    mjb.
     
  19. french fries

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    Huh? No, it was definitely not designed for dipping. Come to think of it, I don't think ANY French cheese was ever designed specifically for dipping. 

    Having said that I recently had a grilled beef filet sandwich that came with metled brie and caramelized onions and it was absolutely stunning! /img/vbsmilies/smilies/licklips.gif
    My childhood right there. ;)
     
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  20. pete

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    It's hard to pick just 1 or even my top 5 as I love cheese!!!  Many have been mentioned already, but here are a few of my favorites

    -Cabrales (a Spanish blue often made from a mix of cow's, goat's, and sheep's milk)

    -Petit Basque

    -Manchego

    -Stilton

    -Vermont White Cheddar (from Cabot)

    -any aged Cheddar

    -Gouda (5 year aged)

    -Pleasant Ridge Reserve by Uplands Cheese in Wisconsin

    That being said, Wisconsin is home to some really great cheese.  Yes, I know, the state pumps out much of the average, everyday, grocery store variety of cheese, but there are also a lot of small cheesemakers here, in Wisconsin, producing a lot of world class cheese.  Bleu Mont, Uplands Cheese Co. Sartori, Grande, Saxon Homestead, Salemville Amish Blue, and Widmer are just a few of the great cheesemakers in Wisconsin worth searching for.