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QOTD 8/3: Cheese, please!

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QOTD 8/3: Cheese, please!

Postby Chef Mongo » Fri Aug 03, 2012 7:03 am

OK, you just THOUGHT I made you hungry with the bread question.

How about cheese? Now, let's be specific, here: I'm talking about you sitting on a deck on a fall evening with a glass of wine or beer, just eating cheese cut straight from the block.

What are you eating? If you're of a mind, what are you drinking with it? I'm always interested in cheese pairings!
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Re: QOTD 8/3: Cheese, please!

Postby Chef Mongo » Fri Aug 03, 2012 7:13 am

For me, it would be bits of tasty Roquefort, eaten with a Marzen or Witbier. Or some Maytag blue, maybe. :)
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Re: QOTD 8/3: Cheese, please!

Postby Steve G » Fri Aug 03, 2012 7:51 am

Aged, smoked Gouda or a manchego, with some thin slices of Jamón Serrano ham :shhh:
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Re: QOTD 8/3: Cheese, please!

Postby Susie Pins » Fri Aug 03, 2012 8:33 am

Some nice Red Leicester cheese with maybe some olives on the side.....

To drink: a nice Spanish Rioja :D

Serrano jamon would be good too...but I eat that too quickly!
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Re: QOTD 8/3: Cheese, please!

Postby okbye » Fri Aug 03, 2012 9:48 am

For straight eating I like simple, older, hard cheeses like a very sharp cheddar. I'm not a fancy cheese girl. For my pairings I usually like a 2012 distilled....water. Hate wine, blargh.
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Re: QOTD 8/3: Cheese, please!

Postby gypsy » Fri Aug 03, 2012 11:40 am

Jim loves really REALLY sharp cheddar, and I like Boursin. We usually throw in some cut-up pepperoni or dry salami too. I'd love to do brie, but sweetie won't touch it, so I'm outta luck.
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Re: QOTD 8/3: Cheese, please!

Postby Kinsley » Fri Aug 03, 2012 12:56 pm


Kraft Crackerbarrel Extra Sharp Cheddar
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Re: QOTD 8/3: Cheese, please!

Postby tj » Fri Aug 03, 2012 1:17 pm

This just isn't fair! I could eat cheese 'til the cows come home and it is very hard to pick a favorite. Very old gouda is wonderful stuff and I wouldn't mind a Cotes du Rhone, but then there is Roquefort and Gruyere and Gorgonzola and Brie and all the rest and that one I can't remeber that has an S in it.... I like Cabot's very sharp cheddar and it seems to like beer, but beer is a rarity these days. It has been a long time since I have had a good Emmenthaler. Couldn't we just back the cheese truck up and crawl in?

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Re: QOTD 8/3: Cheese, please!

Postby okbye » Fri Aug 03, 2012 1:25 pm

I sympathize TJ, cheese is one of the things I really miss but it's got a bunch of sodium. Especially in the volumes I prefer to consume it at.
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Re: QOTD 8/3: Cheese, please!

Postby beenie » Fri Aug 03, 2012 2:00 pm

Tallegio with a glass (okay, who am I kidding... a bottle) of Chateau Montelena chardonnay. Best wine/cheese pairing I've ever had.
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Re: QOTD 8/3: Cheese, please!

Postby JeanC » Fri Aug 03, 2012 2:58 pm

Let's see, I would be nibbling on some Danish blue, brie, a nice goats milk feta, wensleydale, a nice sharp cheddar, to name a few :mrgreen: Wine of choice would be pinot from 2 buck Chuck.
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Re: QOTD 8/3: Cheese, please!

Postby chefshawn » Fri Aug 03, 2012 4:28 pm

the first that came to mind must be my favorite, right?

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Re: QOTD 8/3: Cheese, please!

Postby carla » Fri Aug 03, 2012 5:11 pm

My go-to, must-have-in-fridge cheese is Madrigal; tastes like a slightly sweeter, maybe younger Jarlsberg. No pairing, but goes great as a side to tomato sandwiches.
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Re: QOTD 8/3: Cheese, please!

Postby n8urebabe » Fri Aug 03, 2012 5:19 pm

okbye wrote:For straight eating I like simple, older, hard cheeses like a very sharp cheddar. I'm not a fancy cheese girl. For my pairings I usually like a 2012 distilled....water. Hate wine, blargh.


Pretty much this. Sharp cheddar, no wine. I might make it a sparkling water with a little lemon but that's as fancy as it gets for me. I can appreciate other cheeses but this is always going to be my first pick.
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Re: QOTD 8/3: Cheese, please!

Postby Butterbean » Fri Aug 03, 2012 5:47 pm

Any cheese but the terribly stinky kind. Unfortunately, I don't have any cheese in the house.
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Re: QOTD 8/3: Cheese, please!

Postby Cheez-Wiz » Fri Aug 03, 2012 6:21 pm

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Re: QOTD 8/3: Cheese, please!

Postby Butterbean » Fri Aug 03, 2012 8:45 pm

Parm Reggiano chunks with a Barolo are a great pairing.
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Re: QOTD 8/3: Cheese, please!

Postby okbye » Fri Aug 03, 2012 9:02 pm

Butterbean wrote:Any cheese but the terribly stinky kind. Unfortunately, I don't have any cheese in the house.


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Re: QOTD 8/3: Cheese, please!

Postby Butterbean » Fri Aug 03, 2012 9:15 pm

Sorry about that. I wanted to link to the Monty Python Cheese Shop sketch.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B3KBuQHHKx0
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Re: QOTD 8/3: Cheese, please!

Postby Sharona » Fri Aug 03, 2012 11:27 pm

Hmm, depends upon the mood.

I like old, sharp cheddars, and home-smoked mild stuff.

Husband likes the musky and melty-ripened cheeses.

We'll both have them paired with certain jellies or crackers on occasion.

My drink will be tea or soda, his will be some microbrew beer.

We've had cheese every couple of nights since mid-July when I was in Cincinatti for an EggFest; I came home with a dozen different cheeses and we're working on going through them before they get bad. Plus there was some just-made Capra Gia samplers at the farmer's market yesterday that I couldn't resist.

It's the time of year for herbed soft goat cheese pizzas! They're a great way to get rid of the end-of-the-week half-servings and leftovers of the veg we're getting in the CSA packs.
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Re: QOTD 8/3: Cheese, please!

Postby carla » Sat Aug 04, 2012 1:29 am

Butterbean wrote:Sorry about that. I wanted to link to the Monty Python Cheese Shop sketch.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B3KBuQHHKx0

I *assumed* that's what it was. Thanks for re-enhancing my faith in humanity.

I agree with tj and everyone else. I like just about any cheese, including, and often especially, stinky. I draw the line at Casu Marzu. Oh, I'm not a big fan of goat cheese either. A bit sour for me.
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Re: QOTD 8/3: Cheese, please!

Postby Gipper » Sat Aug 04, 2012 9:32 am

Vermont extra sharp white cheddar is the best thing possible. I can eat the whole block.
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Re: QOTD 8/3: Cheese, please!

Postby tj » Sat Aug 04, 2012 12:53 pm

Gipper, you have me slavering for some baked macaroni and cheese made with that white cheddar, lots of it in a nice cream sauce!

Have a friend who likes to gather all the "ends" of cheese and make mac & cheese, oh what a lovely way to go....
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Re: QOTD 8/3: Cheese, please!

Postby Gipper » Sun Aug 05, 2012 12:42 am

tj wrote:Gipper, you have me slavering for some baked macaroni and cheese made with that white cheddar, lots of it in a nice cream sauce!

Have a friend who likes to gather all the "ends" of cheese and make mac & cheese, oh what a lovely way to go....


It's the only thing I'll use to make my mac and cheese. Any other cheese is just a waste of milk.
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