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I love ALL cheese. My favorite snack when feeling peckish is a hunk of cheese. I developed a love for brie and chevre when I was in France. The family I lived with (in the early 80s) had a Summer home out in the country, and their caretaker made fresh goat cheese in his little cottage. I remember him showing me how he made it and when you walked into his house, you would find the windows open, flies everywhere and little rounds of cheese just sitting all over the place.

My favorite sandwich is a crusty baguette, a slab of brie and prosciutto ham. A good salad to me is mozzarella pearls and cherry tomatoes, and the olive bar at the grocery has a mix of olives, garlic and feta cheese that is amazing. 馃い
 

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I love ALL cheese. My favorite snack when feeling peckish is a hunk of cheese. I developed a love for brie and chevre when I was in France. The family I lived with (in the early 80s) had a Summer home out in the country, and their caretaker made fresh goat cheese in his little cottage. I remember him showing me how he made it and when you walked into his house, you would find the windows open, flies everywhere and little rounds of cheese just sitting all over the place.

My favorite sandwich is a crusty baguette, a slab of brie and prosciutto ham. A good salad to me is mozzarella pearls and cherry tomatoes, and the olive bar at the grocery has a mix of olives, garlic and feta cheese that is amazing. . 馃い
Would that be HEB? I know they used to have an olive bar. I could spend the whole day with the cheese and olive displays.
 

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I enjoy most cheeses. My kids and I go through at least half a pound a week, more when they are home all the time. My favorite cheese is probably Manchego. I have a hard time finding it now. The closest thing I have to an upscale grocery is Kroger and the one in town is mid-tier as Krogers go. Otherwise I have to go ~30 miles to Newark or Lancaster to some nicer Krogers or Meijer. There's also a Giant Eagle over that way but they never have a competitive price on anything.
 

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Our Kroger is a mid-level store also and not much in the way of cheese I can't get at Walmart. Getting to a grocery store is terrible near my. Terrible in that the decision of which one to go to is based on which I am most whizzed with at the time. There are at least 10 or 11 places within a 7 1/2 radius in any direction. Gad.
 

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I love cheese. When I went keto I knew I would miss bread and potatoes and I miss beans much more than I thought I would. But I would harshly review my eating plan if it required me to avoid cheese. I like pretty much all of it though I avoid the really gussied-up stuff like when they start stuffing fruit in it.

We're lucky to have several high end supermarkets (none of the national chains unless you consider Whole Foods a national supermarket chain) and food co-ops that offer some very good cheese programs. My favorites are the stores where they sell the odd leftover portions. That's the only way in the world I'll ever get to taste a $35 a pound cheese.
 

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Cheese! One of my favorite food groups!

Once a year we go down to Charlotte to a really pricey, but really worth it, cheesemonger when they're doing a tasting. I have to admit I'm not fond of super smelly cheeses (Limburger really does smell like sweaty gym shoes that have been left in a car trunk in the sun for 6 months) but give me a good moldy one and I'm all over it!

Brie is a big hit here, too. I make Brie baked in phyllo for Christmas Eve and if there's any left by the evening of the 26th, it's because I made 2...lol

Am I the only one who loves a good sharp VT cheddar with apple slices or apple pie? I'm trying to figure out if it's a CT, New England or just a me thing.
 

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As I was reading this thread, my saliva jets engaged. I had to get a napkin.

I grew up in Wisconsin, the son of a cheese hound. My dad loved cheese, especially old - I mean old - cheddar. His sales territory was the entire state of Wisconsin and he would regularly bring home outstanding examples of the craft.

Our family gathered at my mom's place a few days after his funeral in 2007. I brought a hunk of the oldest cheddar I could find. I don't remember the age, but it was $32/pound. We didn't toast his memory with a beverage, but with cheese. One of my brothers and his wife turned their noses up at the stuff because it wasn't right to raise a piece of cheese in one's memory. There was a lot about my dad they just didn't get.

Am I the only one who loves a good sharp VT cheddar with apple slices or apple pie? I'm trying to figure out if it's a CT, New England or just a me thing.
Any good sharp cheddar with an apple or apple pie. My dad taught me that one, too.

When we lived in Florida, the only way to get decent cheese was to have it shipped from Wisconsin. Now that we live just across the St. Croix river from there, we can get good cheese anytime we want.

I'm not a cheese snob, though. I'll eat Velveeta on a grilled cheese sandwich, Kraft American Singles (our daughter spit out the only sample she ever tried - she was two), the lot. However, my favorites are strongly flavored cheeses - in addition to the cheddar, I'll take anything in the bleu family.

Now I'm hungry. I gotta see what's in the cheese drawer.
 

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Well I like a pear salad with cottage cheese, don't know about mayo and cheddar. I'll need to try that one.
 
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I can get behind pears and cottage cheese, but not pears, mayo and cheddar.

I was raised by a very Southern duo consisting of my grandmother and great-grandmother, and apple pie with cheddar or just an apple with cheddar was definitely a "thing."

Truth be told, I don't get it. :p
My husband doesn't get it either. I don't get why you 2 don't get it. You're missing out on a wonderful flavor combination.

Any good sharp cheddar with an apple or apple pie. My dad taught me that one, too.

When we lived in Florida, the only way to get decent cheese was to have it shipped from Wisconsin. Now that we live just across the St. Croix river from there, we can get good cheese anytime we want.
I know the feeling. I used to be able to get good cheddar in CT, but down here in NC? That requires a trip to the cheesemonger in Charlotte.
 

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If you happen to like stout and chocolate, I highly recommend this...
 

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Cheese day appears to be 21st not 20th BUT in any case, 21st is said to be


among a bazillion others
 

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Well I bought cheese this morning. I guess it's cheese, shredded mozzarella.
Unless it's all the store had... :rolleyes:

Cellulose? -->wood fibres
natamycin-->a mold inhibitor, so it keeps shredded cheese fresh. The antifungal ingredient is produced naturally by a soil bacteria. As Slate puts it, you might be grossed out at the thought of eating the byproduct of a dirt bug.


No thanks :eek:

edit-->but then again, if you don't know what's in it.....I'm thinking of hot dogs here 馃槈
 
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