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One cheese to rule them all

Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by Don Carlos, Jul 14, 2010.

  1. chronoaug

    chronoaug Boston Hipster (Dropkick Murphy)

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    To me nothing beats a triple cream brie. Man this stuff is good!

    presidente or bust imo
     


  2. Cary Grant

    Cary Grant Senior member

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    Is Valedon the same thing as Picos de Europa - Cow's milk blue cheese covered in vine leaves.

    Yes- same thing. Not vine leaves, however, if done traditionally, it'd be Sycamore/Plane tree leaves.

    It's not as intense as Cabrales.
     


  3. erictheobscure

    erictheobscure Senior member

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    This stuff is pretty incredible.
     


  4. KObalto

    KObalto Senior member

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    Stupid me, I thought that since the raw milk cheese ban was partially lifted, you could get it here now. Since it is aged less than 60 days, it is still generally illegal here although this site claims to have the real thing here in the States:
    http://www.dibruno.com/Detail.bok?no=642


    Well, I finally ordered from DiBruno's and the cheese showed up at the office today. Sadly, the Epoisses is pasteurized but I also scored a raw milk Stichelton and a raw milk Keen's cheddar. I can't wait to try them although they are meant to be a prelude to Xmas dinner.
     


  5. Szeph el raton

    Szeph el raton Senior member

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    I love nearly every cheese and I could eat Raclette or Fondue every month. But I have to say my favorit cheese is a nice aged Gruyère.
     


  6. indesertum

    indesertum Senior member

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    epoisse -> holy shit fuck. it was seriously so intense. the person cutting a sample had to look away every 5 seconds. i could still taste it the next day

    any books you guys recommend? need something to help navigate the local cheese selections
     


  7. Kid Nickels

    Kid Nickels Senior member

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    Pont-l'Évêque, St. Andre, Roaring Forties, St. Marcellin, Vernier, Humboldt Fog.... so many good cheeses.... [​IMG]
     


  8. Cary Grant

    Cary Grant Senior member

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    A really fine cheese board we put together Saturday evening:

    All goat cheese board: Cyprus Grove's Purple Haze (fresh cheese with lavender and fennel pollen), French Pyrenees Caprinelle and Garrotxa.
    Medjool dates, a purÃ[​IMG]ed carrot/almond soup with creme fraiche and baguette, sliced thin and grilled on one side in olive oil.
     


  9. ChicagoRon

    ChicagoRon Senior member

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    Sounds Great CG - but where you are you should have access to Capriole which is >>> Cyprus Grove IMO. Seems like a good excuse to do a taste test!


    For me, I have a current obsession with Pave du Norde. It's exquisite.
     


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    Opermann Senior member

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    My friend lives in Paris and can get a big hunk of Roquefort for like $5 at the local market. So jealous. I'm partial to Italian cheeses like Parmesan Reggiano & Pecorino Romano. Or whatever's on sale at Whole Foods [​IMG]
     


  11. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt The Liberator Dubiously Honored

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    I had a bad Montgomery's Cheddar today. Too young, no crystallization. Sad.
     


  12. jrd617

    jrd617 Senior member

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  13. Cary Grant

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    I had a bad Montgomery's Cheddar today. Too young, no crystallization. Sad.

    That's been a complaint about Montgomery from time to time...
     


  14. Cary Grant

    Cary Grant Senior member

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    Sounds Great CG - but where you are you should have access to Capriole which is >>> Cyprus Grove IMO. Seems like a good excuse to do a taste test!


    For me, I have a current obsession with Pave du Norde. It's exquisite.


    Cheers Ron- Capriole fresh is very good, very clean tasting. But Purple Haze is such a unique flavor combo... and the folks at Cyprus really are a good bunch.

    Trivia: Cyprus was purchased by Emmi Switzerland in August. Some decried it as a local sell-out but all indications so far are that it provided the capital they needed and the product has not decreased in quality.

    Ron: Have you had anything from Prairie Fruits in Champaign? Moonglow is onteresting.

    http://www.prairiefruits.com/content/1044
     


  15. edinatlanta

    edinatlanta Senior member

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    So how do yall dudes store cheese? Was thinking of getting a food saver or something like that just for cheese.
     


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