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Cheese

by madts
posted 553 days ago


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#1 posted 553 days ago

Will everyone cool it with the who-cut-the-cheese jokes please !!!

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#2 posted 552 days ago

I live in San Jose and north of us is the Marin French Cheese company which makes some outstanding Brie and Camenbert. The triple cream Brie is fantastic! I leave it sitting out for a couple days to let it get real ripe and tangy before I refrigerate it and then let it warm up before consuming it or microwave a sliver or two.
Also available on Amazon along with the Cambozola brand of cheeses with are also very good!

Just outside of Freeport Illinois is the Kolb Lena Cheese (no web site and they are now in trouble with the EPA) company that made better French cheese than the French. In fact James Beard used that cheese exclusively and because of that a French company bought them so now the cheese is made in Illinois shipped to France and then “imported” back. I used to go there when I lived in Illinois and buy their cosmetic seconds which were typically half price.

Of course way north of us it the Tillamook Cheese Company which has some very good cheddar! This is the company that sued for the rights to the name Tillamook for their cheeses as other companies in the same county were also using the name. Also on Amazon

Anoother good cheese company is Saga which makes some very good spreadable Blue cheese! Also available on Amazon

As you can tell you hit my sweet, or should I say cheese, spot.

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#3 posted 552 days ago

Oldnovice: I have tried the Tillamook and the Saga. Both very good. I will see about the other two. Thanks.

-- Thor and Odin are still the greatest of Gods.

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#4 posted 552 days ago

What about ebay?

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#5 posted 552 days ago

renners: Goes to show how dense I can be. Never thought of buying food from Ebay. Thanks for the idea.

-- Thor and Odin are still the greatest of Gods.

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#6 posted 552 days ago

It was a joke madts. But you can actually get cheese on ebay.

You might get a good deal on some slightly damaged Leerdammer.

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#7 posted 552 days ago

Wife doesn’t like the smell. I love the cheese. Kasseri, great stuff.

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#8 posted 552 days ago

Coming from you renners, I took it as such. But when I looked up cheese on EBay, whoa and behold, they do sell cheese.
Isn’t funny how some of the smallest things can backfire, even with the best intentions.

-- Thor and Odin are still the greatest of Gods.

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#9 posted 552 days ago

Velveta is the stuff dreams are made of!! :-P

-- "If we did all the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astonish ourselves." Edison

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#10 posted 552 days ago

If you love the smell of cheese in morning, you should check out this bad boy…

I’d like to know what other names the marketing dept came up with before they settled on that.

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#11 posted 552 days ago

Tillamook is good stuff, especially their pepper jack… yummm.

Cougar Gold is awesome stuff, too.

-- John, BC, Canada

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#12 posted 552 days ago

Bordens, yes the company that makes the glue, used to have a cheese called Liederkranz and I found again, it in of all places, at Etsy.

It is nearly a Limburger but has more tang and less smell (not in my wife’s opinion) and is very, very good!

Harzer roller cheese is a favorite on my cousins family in Germany but that is one cheese I DO NOT like and it is part of this recipe!

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#13 posted 552 days ago

madts, Whole Earth Foods off of Richmond has a very good selection.

-- To surrender a dream leaves life as it is — and not as it could be.

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#14 posted 552 days ago

Jorge: I live in south Houston. That would be like a days travel. I will check it out. Thanks. You must know this place pretty well.

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#15 posted 552 days ago

i like kraft singles…ya know the ones that come individually wrapped

haha just kidding…i love cheese

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#16 posted 552 days ago

Well, I used to live in Clear Lake, so you can say I know it… :-) But yeah you have to go off peak hours.

-- To surrender a dream leaves life as it is — and not as it could be.

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#17 posted 552 days ago

My local farmers market has a guy who sells goat cheese, and I am totally addicted. He has a 6 month aged variety called Broncha and I can’t get enough of it.
I second the Tillamook sharp cheddar.
My rott can be dead asleep, but if I open the cheese drawer, he magically appears :)

-- I'm not as good as I once was, but I'm as good once as I ever was.

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#18 posted 534 days ago

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#19 posted 534 days ago

Madts, Amazon sells it too. -Jack

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#20 posted 534 days ago

For a good but relatively cheap store-bought cheddar cheese I found Tillamook Special Reserve Extra Sharp Cheddar to be quite good.

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#21 posted 534 days ago

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#22 posted 131 days ago

i heard someone say that velveta is just one molecule away from being plastic ! Ermergerd !

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#23 posted 131 days ago

moment, not velveta, it was attributed to the margarine products before they removed the hydroginated oil as it is one of those dreaded trans fats!

Velveta’s claim to infamy is that it is a blend of various processed cheese which was developed by Walter Gerber of Thun, Switzerland in 1911, it was James L. Kraft who first applied for a U.S. patent for his method of making processed cheese, in 1916. Kraft Foods developed the first commercially-available, shelf-stable, sliced, processed cheese.

It was developed to keep the cheese from spoiling too quickly. However, in my opinion, spoiled cheese just becomes another kind of cheese with the addition of another mold.

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#24 posted 131 days ago

I like cheese and crackers

-- JEFF Illinois (Banks of the Mississippi)

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#25 posted 121 days ago

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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