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Cheese and Wine delights

  1. Jan 20, 2009 #1
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    I will have to come over with french smelly cheese then :devil:
    I have a good bottle of yellow wine 1995 here
     
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  3. Jan 21, 2009 #2

    Ivan Seeking

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    My cousin lives in France and turns his nose up at just about anything American, but even he was impressed with a local delicacy of ours. You gotta love a good strong cheese.

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    We don't have yellow wine, but I have seen yellow snow.
     
  4. Jan 21, 2009 #3

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    I have not see that one, Ivan, but the local Associated Grocers stores get wheels of extra-sharp Vermont Cheddar that is locally called "rat cheese" and they cut it and repackage it for sale. It is the most glorious cheese ever, and I cannot imagine having home-made macaroni and cheese (with Saltine crust) made with anything else. (Actually, I can, but it is not a real happy fantasy...)
     
  5. Jan 21, 2009 #4

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    I make nachos with Tillamook black label that melt in your mouth. Add lots of red pepper, a light even coating of chili powder, a bit of cumin and oregano, plenty of garlic and onions, and as much salt as the cardiologist will allow. With some dark-yellow tortilla shells cooked just right, it is perfection. It only took twenty years to get it right... and the black label sharp was the kill shot.

    I will check-out the rat cheese - gotta love a good strong cheese! I think the Tillamook is pretty limited in distribution, but anymore you can get pretty much anything you want online.
     
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  6. Jan 21, 2009 #5

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    We locals call it rat cheese. The AG stores probably call it Vermont extra-sharp cheddar or something similar. They have been getting wheels of this cheese for at least 50 years, and as little as 25 years ago, such wheels were a focal-point of these small stores. You'd park your cart or basket off to the side, pick off the cover of this large room-temperature-stored mass of cheese, pick up the knife on the side and cut off a big wedge of this glorious stuff to take home. No steenkin' deli for us!!
     
  7. Jan 21, 2009 #6
    Haha, french cheese and wine for Tillamook. I mean while Tillamook cheese is pretty damn tasty, I just don't think its fair.
     
  8. Jan 21, 2009 #7

    Ivan Seeking

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    Oh, I think the black label would be competitive anywhere. Great stuff!!!
     
  9. Jan 21, 2009 #8

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    Heard at a farm market in Yorkshire
    France - there is a decent hard cheese in the whole country!
     
  10. Jan 22, 2009 #9
    Though my cheese tasting is unfortunately very limited so far my fav. is Edam.
     
  11. Jan 22, 2009 #10

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    Edam isn't cheese (apologies to any dutch present) !
    It's like saying Hershey kisses are chocolate
     
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    Edam is the one "cheese" that may be approximated by adulturation of tofu (with enough additives to gull the gullible). Crap.
     
  14. Jan 22, 2009 #13
    I didn't think I'd ever eaten a really strong cheese, but I've had extra sharp cheddar. I didn't know that counted. It doesn't smell like feet though so does it count?
     
  15. Jan 22, 2009 #14

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    I was checking the Tillamook website and found this, which I promptly ordered; not available until Feb 6th and I would bet it will sell-out fast. I don't know if Tsu will let me make nachos with this one though. :uhh:

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    Aged three years!
     
  16. Jan 23, 2009 #15
    BTW Feb 6, when that is available also happens to be my birthday. In case you wanted to send me some nachos.
     
  17. Feb 14, 2009 #16

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    We got our cheese yesterday. Wow! That is DEFINITELY the sharpest cheddar that I have ever had. It is wonderful.

    Then Tsu discovered that it is best to let the cheese reach room temp before eating it. It helps to make the flavor even stronger.
     
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