What is the best cheese?

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Norrin Radd

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What is the best cheese?

  • on: 28 Jul 2014 08:39PM
The answer is Stilton, but some of you may disagree. Any suggestions?

lankou

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Re: What is the best cheese?

  • on: 28 Jul 2014 08:47PM
Depends on you taste in Cheese, Cornish Blue is a champion cheese, and personally I like Epoisses (which is banned from French public transport,) and Livarot 

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Re: What is the best cheese?

  • on: 28 Jul 2014 09:31PM
Roquefort  >sheep<

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Re: What is the best cheese?

  • on: 28 Jul 2014 09:37PM
Halloumi is a king among cheese, but I can't have it too often.

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Re: What is the best cheese?

  • on: 28 Jul 2014 09:59PM
I love brie, smoked cheeses, and a good mature cheddar.

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Re: What is the best cheese?

  • on: 28 Jul 2014 10:43PM
The best cheese is whichever one is available (I eat cheese very nearly every day, some days as part of more than one meal in a day) - that's nearly any, though my taste tends towards stronger cheeses so I don't buy mild cheddar. >biggrin<

Norrin Radd

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Re: What is the best cheese?

  • on: 29 Jul 2014 09:04AM
These are all very good answers.

SashaQ

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Re: What is the best cheese?

  • on: 29 Jul 2014 10:50AM
I'm very partial to Stilton these days - I used to prefer white stilton, as that has a milder flavour, but now I like the tang of blue stilton just as much  >biggrin<

I like Emmental for the texture of the holes.  Wallace and Gromit's favourite Wensleydale is a good creamy crumbly cheese, as is Cheshire. 

I like a mature Cheddar, too, and Brie.

I've not yet tried Halloumi, but my sister cooks with it often, so she will probably make something for me to try some time  >biggrin<

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Re: What is the best cheese?

  • on: 29 Jul 2014 03:39PM
I have got cheese phobia*, the smell when you walk into a cheese shop..... aaargh.

That said, I make gougere with gruyere, sprinkle parmesan onto stuff, and occasionally buy the stuff mixed with garlic and herbs. OK, the odd brie, but I can live without it.

I have tried other cheeses, but frankly they scare me.


* I had a traumatic cheese encounter as a child. I spotted a piece of marzipan in the kitchen and gobbled it up, alas it was Cheshire cheese, which my mum always bought, dry and crumbly.

I have never recovered.

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Re: What is the best cheese?

  • on: 29 Jul 2014 04:41PM
I love cheese but I don't have very sensitive taste buds so I find it difficult to get a cheddar that is strong enough for me. When I do get one it is really enjoyable! I also love roquefort, stilton, and goats cheese (soft and hard), not keen on anything mixed with sweet things (stilton with apricots etc   >feeling-sick< ).

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Re: What is the best cheese?

  • on: 29 Jul 2014 04:54PM
I like most hard cheeses, but not keen on the softer kinds.

A strong, but tasty (and not bitter) cheddar which is widely available is Davidstow Cornish Crackler. Available in 'Mature' or 'Extra Mature' or even '3 Year Reserve'. This last one is expensive and I am not sure worth the extra. The others are often on offer so not bad price wise.

If you are not sure M&S do a little snack sized pack for about 1.


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Re: What is the best cheese?

  • on: 29 Jul 2014 07:08PM
i like fetta, its similar to feta, by the production of halloumi you can get fetta, its more creamy then feta.

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Re: What is the best cheese?

  • on: 30 Jul 2014 01:34PM
I like most hard cheeses, but not keen on the softer kinds.

A strong, but tasty (and not bitter) cheddar which is widely available is Davidstow Cornish Crackler. Available in 'Mature' or 'Extra Mature' or even '3 Year Reserve'. This last one is expensive and I am not sure worth the extra. The others are often on offer so not bad price wise.

If you are not sure M&S do a little snack sized pack for about 1.

I agree, it's lovely.

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Re: What is the best cheese?

  • on: 30 Jul 2014 01:51PM
What Oldtone said - any hard cheese tends to be OK.

Cheese is like wine, different makes, even different maker = different taste.

However, one problem I have with "blue" forms of cheese, is best stated with this statement:

You don't eat mouldy bread, you don't eat mouldy veg, why eat mouldy cheese? 
Tony.

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Re: What is the best cheese?

  • on: 30 Jul 2014 10:28PM
Shropshire Blue.

Very mature Cheddar.