What is your favourite cheese?

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#21
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Favorites:

Drunken Goat
Grana Padano
Manchego

Least Favorites:
Pepper Jack
Brie (haven't found one that I like yet)
Casu Marzu (ok, I haven't tried it personally, but its on a very short list of things I would not ever try, even once).
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#22
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Joined Aug 2007
Originally posted by ikirumata
Favorites:

Drunken Goat
Grana Padano
Manchego

Least Favorites:
Pepper Jack
Brie (haven't found one that I like yet)
Casu Marzu (ok, I haven't tried it personally, but its on a very short list of things I would not ever try, even once).
Casu Marzu..isn't that the maggot cheese? OMG...disgusting..WTH would anyone want to eat that???
#23
Thornton, ON
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Joined Aug 2012
Not sure I really have a favorite, though I usually go for the stronger cheeses, 7yr old cheddar ranks high on the list, bleu is way up there.

It's hard to beat a camping trip with bagels for breakfast topped with brie and smoked salmon.

I had to look up Casu Marzu, I have never not been willing to eat something, I'm not sure I could eat that (who the heck am I kidding I probably would try it) but it's still pretty gross
#24
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Originally posted by southpaw_1979
Not sure I really have a favorite, though I usually go for the stronger cheeses, 7yr old cheddar ranks high on the list, bleu is way up there.

It's hard to beat a camping trip with bagels for breakfast topped with brie and smoked salmon.

I had to look up Casu Marzu, I have never not been willing to eat something, I'm not sure I could eat that (who the heck am I kidding I probably would try it) but it's still pretty gross
I love cheese...hate maggots though LOL...so NO Casu Marzu for me!!! You are brave!
#26
San Antonio, TX
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Joined Sep 2009
Originally posted by altiva
I never knew that you could buy and import a whole wheel of cheese.
How did they manage to bring it back home? Cheese is food, and there
are strict regulations on what food you can bring or not. And, it
would be classified as "perishable".
The cheese sealed in wax is permitted to bring back, and it lasts just fine for the cruise. We got one of the large wheels from Curacao and we got smaller wheels in varied flavors in Aruba. There is a cheese shop in Aruba everyone goes to, but I went to a market off the beaten path and just picked it from the standard deli section. It was all very good and I was glad I brought it home!
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#27
Texas
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Most Favorites:

Maytag Blue
Gorganzola
Parmigiano Regianno
I also actually like Montery Jack...I shred it on top of my delicious chicken tortilla soup



Least Favorites:

Velveeta
Cheeze Whiz LOL!!!
I don't like most Swiss cheeses


Along the lines of the inmate named "Velveeta", I'm a R.N. and we had a prison inmate give birth at our hospital and she named her newborn girl "Febreeze". No joke. The state showed up the next day to take custody of the child, but not because of her name.
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#29
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Originally posted by murfturf
The cheese sealed in wax is permitted to bring back, and it lasts just fine for the cruise. We got one of the large wheels from Curacao and we got smaller wheels in varied flavors in Aruba. There is a cheese shop in Aruba everyone goes to, but I went to a market off the beaten path and just picked it from the standard deli section. It was all very good and I was glad I brought it home!
Thank you for explanation, murfturf. I hope the cheese was tasty.
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#30
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Joined Aug 2008
Real Cheddar!!!
American cheese is the devil. I despise it and all of its "pasteurized processed" wannabes.
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#31
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Joined Feb 2013
A good stinky cheese is my favorite, really like Roquefort. Also really like Gouda because the DW won't let me keep to many stinky cheeses in the house. haha Least favorite is American plastic cheese slices..
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#32
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So many choices -

Love:

Really good Parmigiano Reggiano - the kind with the crunchy bits throughout and wonderful nutty flavor!

Gruyere - 'specially on top of French Onion Soup!

Baby Swiss

Gouda

Oh Wow - I could keep going.

I have recently had a couple of salads where I have to admit the gorganzola crumbles actually added to the over all taste of the salad.

Can't even imagine why someone would put limberger in their mouth!

I have to admit the 5 yr old in still loves a grilled cheese on processed white bread with Velveeta and a bowl of tomato soup with elbow macaroni's! Pure Comfort Food!
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#34
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Favorite is Brie. I haven't met many cheeses I don't love. Simple yet yummy is the Dark Chocolate Cheddar from Trader Joe's (I've only been able to find it once a year).

And thank you for telling me about Casu Marzu. I'll pass.
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#36
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I haven't met a cheese that I didn't love! Not counting the fake, processed stuff that isn't really cheese. lol. I haven't met the maggot cheese, though, and hope I never do.
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#37
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Pleasant Ridge Reserve from Wisconsin is an artisan Gruyere style cheese that is fantastic. It has won many awards and some consider it the best cheese made in the US. Very complex flavors and has some of the crystalline mouth feel of a great Parmo. Yum yum with a good Pinot Noir and a shaving of Proscuitto.
#38
Apple Valley, CA
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Originally posted by Peripateo
Manchego for sure. But then again, I love all things Spanish!
I just discovered Manchego a couple of weeks ago, thanks to a good friend. OMG it's heaven. With grapes, dried figs, roasted almonds, wine, or all by itself.

I have never liked cheddar, until I tried Tillamook Vintage White cheddar. DH loves cheddar and now he's so spoiled by this one he doesn't want to eat any other kind. I tasted it and finally "get" cheddar!

I love almost all Swiss cheese.

Hate those cheese slices that taste and feel the same with or without the plastic wrapper.
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#39
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Originally posted by altiva
Thank you for explanation, murfturf. I hope the cheese was tasty.

I brought back 6 of the 1/4 wheels from Curacao They were vacuum packed. The reason that you can bring them back is because they are made from pasturized milk or aged longer than 90 days if made from fresh milk. I brought them right off the ship on my carry on and claimed them on my customs. No questions asked.

My favourites would be-
Roaring 40's Blue cheese
Blue d'Auvernagne
Drunken Goat cheese
Humboldt Fog(really anything made by Cypress)
Sage Derby
Freshly made Mozzarella
Bufalo d' Mozzarella(water buffalo mozzarella from italy)

Least favourites are mass produced american "cheeses" ie. Kraft or the stuff that they call Muenster but taste nothing like the real thing(although you have to catch me on the right day for me to eat real Munster as it is stinky).
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#40
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One of the best cheeses I have ever tasted was a Smoked Cheddar from Tasmania. Have tried to find this in stores around here and all I get are quizzical looks from the chesse "experts" and questions like "why would you want that"?

I do enjoy Swiss Cheese and Jarlsburg.
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