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HappinessNow
September 6th, 2009, 09:13 AM
Cheese Lovers Unite! What is your favorite kind of cheese?

Only the Irish could make cheese better then ever before:

Cahill's Porter Cheddar with Guiness


http://ubuntuforums.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=127622&d=1252224758http://mycheeselog.blogspot.com/2008/03/cahills-porter-cheddar-with-guiness.html

sideaway
September 6th, 2009, 10:24 AM
Ohh! I love a good Blue Vein! My favourite :)

stinger30au
September 6th, 2009, 12:10 PM
mozzarella on pizza with an ice cold beer

geekygirl
September 6th, 2009, 01:00 PM
A triple cream Brie.....*drools*

speedwell68
September 6th, 2009, 01:05 PM
Cheese Lovers Unite! What is your favorite kind of cheese?

Only the Irish could make cheese better then ever before:

Cahill's Porter Cheddar with Guiness

http://mycheeselog.blogspot.com/2008/03/cahills-porter-cheddar-with-guiness.html

That is nice I have had that on occasion. My favourite is a Somerset Cheddar made using un-pasteurised milk, it is called Montgomery and is truly a king amongst cheeses. Another favourite of mine is Wenslydale with Cranberries. I have seen Wenslydale and Blueberries on a TV programme, but have yet to find any in any shop anywhere.

Mark76
September 6th, 2009, 01:10 PM
I just love cheese full stop :D

By the way, I read somewhere that, contrary to received wisdom, The UK actually has a greater variety of cheeses than France. Can anyone confirm that?

speedwell68
September 6th, 2009, 01:39 PM
I just love cheese full stop :D

By the way, I read somewhere that, contrary to received wisdom, The UK actually has a greater variety of cheeses than France. Can anyone confirm that?

I would say yes to that.

Just the ones I can think of..

Cheddar
Red Leicester
Blue Stilton
White Stilton
Wenslydale
Yarg
Cheshire
Gloucester
Double Gloucester
Devon Blue
Cornish Blue
Cornish Brie
Bath Blue
Dovedale
Bowman
Dorset Blue

They are just the English ones I can think of. The Scottish, Welsh and Irish have their own too. Then there are all the Islands that have their own too. There are hundreds I have missed off.

xpod
September 6th, 2009, 01:52 PM
I just cant be doing with most of those smelly cheeses.Some of them are absolutely howling.I do like a bit of Parmesan on my Spag Bol but other than that the most my palate can cope with is a bit of Red Leicester or Scottish Cheddar.

speedwell68
September 6th, 2009, 01:55 PM
I just cant be doing with most of those smelly cheeses.Some of them are absolutely howling.I do like a bit of Parmesan on my Spag Bol but other than that the most my palate can cope with is a bit of Red Leicester or Scottish Cheddar.

I do prefer strong cheeses, but there is one that I can't stand which is Bishop's Finger. Bishop's rotting feet more like.:D

Elfy
September 6th, 2009, 02:11 PM
I do prefer strong cheeses, but there is one that I can't stand which is Bishop's Finger. Bishop's rotting feet more like.:D

Wrong thread I believe - Bishop's Finger should be in the Does anyone else here dislike beer? (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1258955) thread - perhaps you are thinking of Stinking Bishop cheese ...

RabbitWho
September 6th, 2009, 02:13 PM
I'm so sick of people talking about cheese. when we were 13 we thought we were being very clever and original. I mean why don't we talk about spoons? Or softwoods? or puppies?

misterfixit
September 6th, 2009, 02:18 PM
Tillamook Cheese, direct from the Tillamook, Oregon, USA factory, aged between about 5 years.

http://www.tillamookcheese.com/

Ecstasy only surpassed by a Very Old Stilton or a Very Old Gorganzola .. spread upon a warm piece of freshly baked Sourdough Bread kneaded by the strong and senuous hands of my wife.

speedwell68
September 6th, 2009, 02:19 PM
Wrong thread I believe - Bishop's Finger should be in the Does anyone else here dislike beer? (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1258955) thread - perhaps you are thinking of Stinking Bishop cheese ...

Right you are, I always mix the two up.:lol:

Elfy
September 6th, 2009, 02:21 PM
Right you are, I always mix the two up.:lol:

Could be a dodgy mistake :lol:

coldReactive
September 6th, 2009, 02:23 PM
Colby Jack

Chianti
September 6th, 2009, 02:25 PM
1. Mozzarella di buffala (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mozzarella_di_Bufala_Campana)

2. Stracchino (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stracchino)

Fzang
September 6th, 2009, 02:42 PM
I normally hate cheese but this particular cheese tastes like smoked ham and I absolutely love it! Polish oscypek (sheep cheese):

http://www.formaggio.it/Polonia/Oscypek.jpg

pwnst*r
September 6th, 2009, 03:12 PM
I'm so sick of people talking about cheese. when we were 13 we thought we were being very clever and original. I mean why don't we talk about spoons? Or softwoods? or puppies?

puppies are overrated. so are cats.


not a cheese connoisseur, but i love a good colby jack or strong provolone.

matze_
September 6th, 2009, 03:58 PM
There's nothing like moon cheese
http://wallaceandgromit.net/images/granddayout08.jpg

Mark76
September 6th, 2009, 04:23 PM
Tillamook Cheese, direct from the Tillamook, Oregon, USA factory, aged between about 5 years.

http://www.tillamookcheese.com/

Ecstasy only surpassed by a Very Old Stilton or a Very Old Gorganzola .. spread upon a warm piece of freshly baked Sourdough Bread kneaded by the strong and senuous hands of my wife.

Do you mean sinuous or sensuous? :confused:

dragos240
September 6th, 2009, 04:43 PM
Hmm.... I like extra sharp cheddar.

pwnst*r
September 6th, 2009, 05:04 PM
Tillamook Cheese, direct from the Tillamook, Oregon, USA factory, aged between about 5 years.

http://www.tillamookcheese.com/

Ecstasy only surpassed by a Very Old Stilton or a Very Old Gorganzola .. spread upon a warm piece of freshly baked Sourdough Bread kneaded by the strong and senuous hands of my wife.

ah, good call. used to live in OR and that was good stuff. the cheese that is...

wojox
September 6th, 2009, 05:12 PM
Muenster cheese - can't eat enough.

nubimax
September 6th, 2009, 05:34 PM
Never found a cheese that I did not like, best with Cerveza potro one of the worlds best dark beers.
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chucky chuckaluck
September 6th, 2009, 05:43 PM
I normally hate cheese but this particular cheese tastes like smoked ham and I absolutely love it! Polish oscypek (sheep cheese):

http://www.formaggio.it/Polonia/Oscypek.jpg

the shape of the cheese makes me feel dirty.

anyway... i like blue, sharpest cheddars, laughing cow, fresh mozzarella, feta, smoked gouda (my cats love it).

sanderella
September 6th, 2009, 08:01 PM
Pont Leveque - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pont-l%27%C3%89v%C3%AAque_(cheese):Ks

RiceMonster
September 6th, 2009, 08:24 PM
I love swiss cheese. Been eaten too much cheddar lattely. I miss swiss :(.

pwnst*r
September 6th, 2009, 08:25 PM
the shape of the cheese makes me feel dirty.



glad someone else was thinking it.

HappinessNow
September 6th, 2009, 08:32 PM
Tillamook Cheese, direct from the Tillamook, Oregon, USA factory, aged between about 5 years.

http://www.tillamookcheese.com/

Ecstasy only surpassed by a Very Old Stilton or a Very Old Gorganzola .. spread upon a warm piece of freshly baked Sourdough Bread kneaded by the strong and senuous hands of my wife.

Tillamook makes a great Habanero Cheese!

Mountain Gorgonzola is a great blue ecstasy!

Retrograde77
September 6th, 2009, 08:36 PM
Interesting Topic :)

Has to be extra mature cheddar.

HappinessNow
September 6th, 2009, 08:59 PM
btw has anybody here had Beer-Cheese Soup?

I love a good Beer-Cheese Soup!

Dharmachakra
September 6th, 2009, 11:50 PM
My cheese palate is limited to the grocery store variety... :(

Right now I'm eating some young fontina. Dubliner is pretty good too. I used to buy a cheese that was actually six layers of different cheeses and that is my all time favorite. Too bad I can't remember exactly what it was. I know it ran about $50 a pound...

HappinessNow
February 14th, 2010, 08:53 AM
My cheese palate is limited to the grocery store variety... :(

Right now I'm eating some young fontina. Dubliner is pretty good too. I used to buy a cheese that was actually six layers of different cheeses and that is my all time favorite. Too bad I can't remember exactly what it was. I know it ran about $50 a pound...
Dubliner is simply awesome! one of my favorite of cheese varieties!:p

Lux Perpetua
February 14th, 2010, 09:11 AM
One I've come to like recently is cotija. It's a bit like parmesan, but...Mexican. :-) It's versatile.

JDShu
February 14th, 2010, 12:52 PM
Whats that moldy white/blue cheese thats crusty outside and gooey in the middle called? Its so awesome.

Sam
February 14th, 2010, 01:40 PM
Le Gruyre (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gruy%C3%A8re_(cheese)), THE cheese.

wojox
February 14th, 2010, 01:44 PM
Whats that moldy white/blue cheese thats crusty outside and gooey in the middle called? Its so awesome.

Penicillin :p

darsu
February 14th, 2010, 01:56 PM
Pecorino Romano, Appenzeller, Manchego, and I never met a blue cheese I didn't like.

Sporkman
February 14th, 2010, 03:32 PM
How do you serious cheese guys eat your cheese? Plain, with bread or crackers, what?

exodus_
February 14th, 2010, 04:23 PM
I like a good naturally aged cheddar, mozzarella, feta, parmesan, swiss, and brie.

OrangeCrate
February 14th, 2010, 04:35 PM
btw has anybody here had Beer-Cheese Soup?

I love a good Beer-Cheese Soup!

Me too, particularly served traditionally, with popcorn.

Favorite cheese?

A big chunk of extra sharp cheddar (washed down with a couple of bottles of Bass Ale).

DownTown22
February 14th, 2010, 04:47 PM
Extra old cheddar or gouda smoked in my Bradley smoker!

Hwt
February 14th, 2010, 04:52 PM
Bleu cheese.

audiomick
February 14th, 2010, 04:54 PM
How do you serious cheese guys eat your cheese? Plain, with bread or crackers, what?
Depends on the cheese, doesn't it?
I find things like aged Gouda and Parmesan are good alone, a blue vein or a mature brie or camembert benefits from a bit of bread, young cheddar or similar mild varieties do well on crackers or with a bit of salami, smoked cheese alone, with crackers or in your tomato pasta sauce ( with gnocci! ). Mild cheese and grapes is great, aged gouda and sultanas,
I could go on all night, I think...;)

darsu
February 14th, 2010, 05:14 PM
How do you serious cheese guys eat your cheese? Plain, with bread or crackers, what?

Plain (say, cut into little cubes in some sort of tapas setting, with wine), with crackers, topping oven dishes, in pasta.

Shazaam
February 14th, 2010, 06:18 PM
Gouda, sandwiched between two Ritz, and an ice cold beer.
*burp*
'scuse me all to pieces. :)

Lux Perpetua
February 14th, 2010, 06:37 PM
How do you serious cheese guys eat your cheese? Plain, with bread or crackers, what?Preferably not plain! :-o I like cheese, but it's not exactly a balanced meal. How you eat it depends heavily on the cheese. With crackers or plain bread is the simplest. Some cheeses go great in sandwiches (swiss, provolone); many are good when used in pasta (mozzarella and cheddar for two, but there are countless ways to make pasta with cheese); some work well as condiments (parmesan, feta, cotija).

If in doubt, I think a good default strategy is to take your favorite cheese and grate or chop it and scramble it with 2-3 eggs. But in any case, it's always a good idea to put some other food groups around your cheese. (Your digestive system will thank you!)

JDShu
February 14th, 2010, 06:45 PM
One of the simplest and most delicious ways to eat cheese thats delicious is to put a piece of white cheddar on top of rice or pasta and microwave it. Somehow it melts into something delicious. You can even add something unhealthy like corn beef to it.

Hwt
February 14th, 2010, 06:47 PM
a blue vein or a mature brie or camembert benefits from a bit of bread

Bleu cheese is really good in salad dressings. Especially if you put the salad dressing on mandarin oranges and spinach leaves. :popcorn:

nothingspecial
February 14th, 2010, 06:55 PM
There`s a pub somewhere in Leicestershire that offers free platters of cheese with your beer. When I say platters of cheese I mean 6+ varieties (blue, soft, hard etc) with pickles, gherkins and other groovy stuff.

Mind you I`m sure the price of a pint covers it.

Wish I could remember where it is.

completist
February 14th, 2010, 06:56 PM
SWISS is my favorite

HappinessNow
February 14th, 2010, 07:53 PM
Whats that moldy white/blue cheese thats crusty outside and gooey in the middle called? Its so awesome.

I'm not sure if this is what you mean?...but Mountain Gorgonzola is one of the most amazing cheeses, the kind that is so sharp that it jumps up and slaps you in the face (well, taste buds that is). :p

The Toxic Mite
February 14th, 2010, 07:56 PM
Edam FTW!

http://www.formaggio.it/olanda/NordHollandseEdammer.jpg

clanky
February 14th, 2010, 09:19 PM
I'm so sick of people talking about cheese. when we were 13 we thought we were being very clever and original. I mean why don't we talk about spoons? Or softwoods? or puppies?

And now that you're 14 cheese is sooooo last year.

The French do a really good blue goats cheese, rather unoriginally called chevre bleu, the French, great with cheese, crap with names.

sqrooup
February 14th, 2010, 09:40 PM
Vintage Cheddar (a big chunk of it)
Boxed baked camambert (I even eat the wax)
Smoked Austrian
Boursin (soft cheese)

clanky
February 14th, 2010, 09:42 PM
Boursin (soft cheese)

poivre (pepper) boursin is awesome, not so keen on the garlic and herb one though.

coolbrook
February 14th, 2010, 10:28 PM
New Zealand
Swiss
Blue

Metallion
February 15th, 2010, 12:28 AM
I love old amsterdam. Try having that in cubes with a glass of trappist. Sinfully good.

I love blue cheese too. Especially roquefort. *drools*

NightwishFan
February 15th, 2010, 01:01 AM
Swiss style cheese from Finland. It is not for cheese newbies thats for sure.

audiomick
February 15th, 2010, 01:05 AM
I love old amsterdam. Try having that in cubes with a glass of trappist. Sinfully good.

I love blue cheese too. Especially roquefort. *drools*
How do you get old amsterdam in cubes? It always crumbles when I try to cut it!
But I eat it anyway....;)

Sporkman
February 15th, 2010, 01:15 AM
I'm a fan of feta, muenster, and I've also tried & liked creamy havarti.

Danny Dubya
February 15th, 2010, 02:35 AM
Pepperjack and swiss.

HappinessNow
February 15th, 2010, 07:36 AM
Tillamook Vintage White Extra Sharp Cheddar

http://ubuntuforums.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=147089&d=1266215731

NightwishFan
February 15th, 2010, 07:41 AM
Cheese is fantastic. I like how my local market has a special section for cheeses. ;)

HappyFeet
February 15th, 2010, 07:59 AM
Limburger. But because it's so expensive, I only buy it once in a while.

jken146
February 15th, 2010, 08:11 AM
Mmmmmmmmmmmm, cheeeeese................ :D

My favourite? There are far too many to choose from, but some good staples are:


Stilton
Gorgonzola
Camembert (aged until you can't stand the smell any more)
Lancashire
Reblochon


Also, I have to say I feel sorry for the Americans who've posted "extra sharp Cheddar"

kzlazy
February 15th, 2010, 10:56 AM
Let us all remember this clasic

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B3KBuQHHKx0

saif_held
February 15th, 2010, 11:20 AM
I'm originally from Palestine and we make a traditional kind of cheese called [Nabulseyeh] the name came from a city in Palestine called "Nablus".

Also in Jordan there is a type of cheese made in "Jerash" and it's called [Jarasheyeh]

zeroseven0183
February 15th, 2010, 11:40 AM
White ("kesong puti" in Filipino) and
Cheddar

handy
February 15th, 2010, 11:44 AM
I love cheeses, all of them...

I gave up all dairy foods about 7 weeks ago. :(

My cholesterol is high, & cheese is where it was coming from, so out it goes.

It was good while it lasted...

Life that is.

Sporkman
February 15th, 2010, 03:53 PM
I'm originally from Palestine and we make a traditional kind of cheese called [Nabulseyeh] the name came from a city in Palestine called "Nablus".

Also in Jordan there is a type of cheese made in "Jerash" and it's called [Jarasheyeh]

I take it "seyeh" means "cheese" (or perhaps "from")..?

Sporkman
February 15th, 2010, 03:55 PM
I love cheeses, all of them...

I gave up all dairy foods about 7 weeks ago. :(

My cholesterol is high, & cheese is where it was coming from, so out it goes.

It was good while it lasted...

Life that is.

The French seem to do just fine with cheese, and are relatively healthy.

Maybe you should think about becoming French.

saif_held
February 15th, 2010, 03:56 PM
I take it "seyeh" means "cheese" (or perhaps "from")..?

Good logic, but it's not the meaning. "seyeh" is added to the city's name to make an adjective.

Sporkman
February 15th, 2010, 04:00 PM
Good logic, but it's not the meaning. "seyeh" is added to the city's name to make an adjective.

Ah. Got it, thanks. :)

handy
February 16th, 2010, 12:35 AM
The French seem to do just fine with cheese, and are relatively healthy.

Maybe you should think about becoming French.

The so called "French Paradox" is more than likely a collectively held (by the French & others) paradigm based on the insufficient gathering of data.

Unfortunately for them & the rest of us.

I eat a very healthy mixed diet, low in saturated fat (apart from cheese) much of which is from our garden & the gardens of friends. The eggs we eat are free range, organic & again, from our friends indulged chooks. I've been an ovo lacto vegetarian for 3 years, though now I'm an ovo vegetarian.

From wiki:

Validity questioned

Nevertheless, the medical causes of the French paradox are still not entirely clear and research continues. Meanwhile, some researchers have questioned altogether the validity of this paradox, although it is clear that dietary habits, particularly those that involve saturated fat, act as significant determinants of coronary heart disease. This view has recently received broad support through the results of the Nurses' Health Study run by the Women's Health Initiative. After accumulating approximately 8 years of data on the diet and health of 49,000 post-menopausal American women, the researchers found that the balance of saturated versus unsaturated fats does indeed affect heart disease risk, though the consumption of trans fat grossly exceeds the risk posed by saturated fat intake.

benerivo
February 16th, 2010, 12:54 AM
Goats cheese and also blue cheeses such as stilton.

handy
February 16th, 2010, 01:41 AM
@benerivo: Is that your chef's hat your wearing on your avatar?

I like it anyway. :)

kellemes
February 16th, 2010, 11:23 AM
Besides the French cheeses Roquefort (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roquefort) and Brie (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brie) my personal favorite is the typical Dutch Boerenkaas (http://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boerenkaas) (Cannot find an English explanation).
This is the best cheese I know of.. it's a little expensive and rather fat but I eat it everyday.
http://www.dekaasknabbel.nl/images/assortiment/boerenkaas.jpg
http://www.kaasuitholland.com/WebRoot/Store/Shops/09020213/499B/D5D4/FBB6/2787/77B3/5360/9702/8568/boerenoudbelegen1.jpg

Not sure if you can get this abroad but also a very nice old cheese is Old Amsterdam.
http://www.horecaentree.nl/upload/images/1243953643Old%20Amsterdam%2001.jpg

juancarlospaco
February 16th, 2010, 01:19 PM
This...

http://projects.gnome.org/cheese/data/images/cheese-big.png

...is my favorite

Metallion
February 16th, 2010, 01:38 PM
How do you get old amsterdam in cubes? It always crumbles when I try to cut it!
But I eat it anyway....;)

You just need a good sharp knife. Even if they're not perfect cubes, they don't taste any less good with a beer. ^_^

Sporkman
February 16th, 2010, 03:35 PM
This...

http://projects.gnome.org/cheese/data/images/cheese-big.png

...is my favorite

Does linux support it?