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Your favourite cheese?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Youstolemyname, 12 Jul 2006.

  1. Youstolemyname

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    Cheese. Sour milk? Or food of the Gods? There are definitely two camps.

    But within the cheese lover camp, there are so many genres of cheese it is almost akin to tasting a fine malt whiskey or real ale. Do you opt for the crumbly Lancashire or the more firm Cheddar to accompany your crackers and wine? Or is your stalwart a firm Red Leicester on toast with a dash of tabasco? Or perhaps a mature Stilton and a drop of port?

    I love cheeses of all variety. There is a cheese for every occasion. However, a life changing moment occured on Saturday at a party. A friend offered me the cheeseboard which contained some Mexican Cheddar. This is cheddar cheese with jalapeno peppers in it. To say it is good is an understatement. It is definitely up there with the Cranberry Wensleydale.

    My current favourite cheese is Mexican Cheddar because of its taste, versitility and texture. The million dollar question, what is your favourite cheese and why?
     
  2. kitten_caboodle

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    I couldn't pick a forever favourite but my 'right now' favourite is monterey jack. Just love it.

    Also like Gouda and Edam atm - harder cheeses. No idea why they're just appealing to me.
     
  3. Andelusion

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    Feta or Stilton, I like strong tasting salty cheeses! :)
     
  4. Youstolemyname

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    Ahhh, monterey jack. A potent yet underestimated cheese.

    I use gouda and edam when I run out of candles. :)
     
  5. Logsi

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    I go through periods of different cheeses also, im liking Brie quite a lot at the moment especially in sandwiches with cranberry. Its also nice of jacket potatoes with beans!!!

    Im also quite a fan of Wexford Irish Cheddar, delisciously creamy and refreshing (if thats possible :p )

    Im gonna raid the fridge now cos i know ive got loads of different types in there.

    P.S One cheese i hate is stilton for some reason, all the roquefort and saint agur does nothing for me.

    EDIT: Feta tastes lovely in salads in small quanitites.
     
  6. penski

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    At the moment, Cathedral City for Cheddar (always a good staple), Edam, Monteray Jack, Port Salut and good old Brie are doing it for me...I'm not really a fan of crumbly cheeses...

    *n
     
  7. Youstolemyname

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    Cathedral City is a classic cheese. Unoffensive yet flavoursome. Versatile yet unique.

    If Cathedral City was a lager, it would be Kronenbourg.
     
  8. DB_SamX

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    Kraft cheddar cheese...drools (Shame not easily avalable in UK)
     
  9. Gigi

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    Red Liecester. ;D

    /Gigi
     
  10. AmaTeX

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    Camembert but only when it can be handled with a ladle :p
     
  11. Zefan

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    EXCELLENT

    This is what GD is all about :D

    I like (I can't remember what it was called) this stuff that had like herbs and garlic in it, was damn nice.
     
  12. pmbuzz

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    Blue Stilton, Edam, Applewood.

    All completely different but equally georgeous.
    :)
     
  13. Brizzles

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    Brie - A Classic

    Current fave - White Stilton with Apricot

    Living 20 minutes from Cheddar , if you ever visit Cheddar Gorge they have some local cheese shops that you will die from the choice.

    Smoked Cheddar with Peppercorns....Drools.

    Cheers,

    Mark
     
  14. danza

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    Cheddar. None of the mamby pamby poncy arty farty French soft getup. English is best, but I'm currently hooked right on Tescos Canadian mature cheddar. Scores 5/5 for strength by their ratings, but could still be stronger.

    Nothing beats extra mature cheddar in a crusty white roll. The tangier the better. If you feel no pain eating it, then it isn't strong enough!
     
  15. DailyGeek

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    Red Leicester for the win!
    Closely followed by Tesco Value Medium Cheddar (hell yeah) or Port Salut!

    and mini baby bels!
     
  16. penski

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    just ate 500g of Cathedral City and now I feel all giddy...

    *n
     
  17. pmbuzz

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    Mexican Cheddar ?? wtf ??
    Is there a Cheddar Gorge in Santiago ? :D

    Whatever next, an Argentinian Edam, a French Feta ??

    :eek:
     
  18. DailyGeek

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    You got the cheese-sweats yet? :p

    Thats it, im gonna make a sarnie!
     
  19. Van Hellseek

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    dairylea slices.

    especially in a crisp sandwich.
     
  20. Youstolemyname

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    It's the holy power of the cathedral. Word on the street is that Cathedral City is made out of real cathedrals.

    You've just eaten the equivalent of Jesus' big toe.