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BS: Cheesey reminiscences!

Mrrzy 16 Aug 19 - 01:19 PM
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Dave Hanson 13 Aug 19 - 07:16 AM
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Subject: RE: BS: Cheesey reminiscences!
From: Mrrzy
Date: 16 Aug 19 - 01:19 PM

Thompson: No. Just... No.


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Subject: RE: BS: Cheesey reminiscences!
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 14 Aug 19 - 04:00 PM

Absolutely. Every time. And in risottos. And the rind is the cook's treat at the end of cooking. No Parmesan rind has ever been discarded in our house.


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Subject: RE: BS: Cheesey reminiscences!
From: Thompson
Date: 14 Aug 19 - 02:43 PM

Comté is the best-selling cheese in France. I'm fond of the stuff.

We have lots of good craft cheeses in Ireland since immigration became a thing here - also lots of fantastic restaurants around the south and west coasts especially; local kids went away to work and came back with Japanese or Somalian or French spouses and set up food stalls and cafes in buses and formal restaurants.

Isn't it true that they call the bries Maria?


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Subject: RE: BS: Cheesey reminiscences!
From: Mrrzy
Date: 14 Aug 19 - 02:04 PM

I have been seeing recipes that say put the rind of parmesan in your spaghetti sauce and take it (the rind) out before serving. Any of you do that?


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Subject: RE: BS: Cheesey reminiscences!
From: Raggytash
Date: 13 Aug 19 - 03:24 PM

Should add John take it easy with the salt when preparing the cottage pub. Stilton can be very salty in it's own right.


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Subject: RE: BS: Cheesey reminiscences!
From: Jon Freeman
Date: 13 Aug 19 - 01:02 PM

Will remember that one, thanks Raggy.


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Subject: RE: BS: Cheesey reminiscences!
From: Raggytash
Date: 13 Aug 19 - 10:04 AM

Its very good for cooking John. Try it grated on top of a cottage pie!


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Subject: RE: BS: Cheesey reminiscences!
From: Jon Freeman
Date: 13 Aug 19 - 09:40 AM

I think just about everyone would agree that the rind on Camembert is very much part of the cheese but things are more debatable with other cheese.

There is a difference with Stilton in our family for example. I will take a lengthwise slice from a wedge and eat the lot. My father is more of a “scooper” and that can leave the cheese with quite a thick outside part nobody wants to eat.


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Subject: RE: BS: Cheesey reminiscences!
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 13 Aug 19 - 09:04 AM

I was thinking more of mouldy rinds on hard cheeses...


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Subject: RE: BS: Cheesey reminiscences!
From: Dave Hanson
Date: 13 Aug 19 - 07:16 AM

Camambert wouldn't be the same without the rind.

Dave H


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Subject: RE: BS: Cheesey reminiscences!
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 13 Aug 19 - 04:42 AM

When I were a lad there was cooking cheese (aka cheddar), crumbly Lancs, Danish Blue and occasional lumps of something rubbery dyed orange. That was it. Unless you count Dairylea as cheese, which I don't (I don't even count it as food).

What about rind? I eat all rind unless it's cloth or wax but in moderation. The cheese is the point of the thing...


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Subject: RE: BS: Cheesey reminiscences!
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 13 Aug 19 - 02:48 AM

I used to say try putting it in your mouth to...

Oh, hang on. Not here.


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Subject: RE: BS: Cheesey reminiscences!
From: Dave Hanson
Date: 13 Aug 19 - 02:47 AM

I'll try that Steve, trouble is at the moment my fridge is overflowing with cheese, everytime someone recommends something I've not had before I give it a try.

I grew up never tasting cheese because my parents never ate it, whilst on an exercise when I was in the army we ran out of food except for some tins [ yes tins ] of compo ration cheese and 2 day old army bread, our troop corporal scrounged up some onions from somewhere and it was cheese and onion sandwiches or nothing, I've been hooked on cheese ever since [ 1966 ]

Dave H


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Subject: RE: BS: Cheesey reminiscences!
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 12 Aug 19 - 06:11 PM

If you like Cathedral City Extra Mature, Dave H, do try Wookey Hole cave-aged. You can pick up a lump from M&S for £2.50.

If cheddar gives you prickly skin, Dave, try putting it in your mouth instead... :-)


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Subject: RE: BS: Cheesey reminiscences!
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 12 Aug 19 - 04:27 PM

I have a slight allergy to mature Cheddar. Nothing serious. Just get a bit of pricky skin and occasionally it triggers a mild bout of asthma. No other cheese does it so I tend to stick to the others. Still enjoy mature Cheddar occasionally though.


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Subject: RE: BS: Cheesey reminiscences!
From: Mrrzy
Date: 12 Aug 19 - 04:24 PM

I miss the cheese course. I also miss good bread, but that's another thread.

My current fave is St. André. On a nice baguette, with grassfed salted butter. I know, I'm a philistine.


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Subject: RE: BS: Cheesey reminiscences!
From: Dave Hanson
Date: 12 Aug 19 - 11:14 AM

Cathedral City extra mature, my favourite cheese.

Dave H


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Subject: RE: BS: Cheesey reminiscences!
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 12 Aug 19 - 08:15 AM

Cathedral City Extra Mature is very good. I don't like to say that because it's made down the road from us in a massive, ugly factory supplied by dozens of articulated milk tankers that block our roads...


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Subject: RE: BS: Cheesey reminiscences!
From: Dave Hanson
Date: 12 Aug 19 - 06:57 AM

I just bought some Wensleydale Creamery extra strong cheddar to try out as it was a great price, very nice but no better albeit cheaper than Cathedral City.

Dave H


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Subject: RE: BS: Cheesey reminiscences!
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 11 Aug 19 - 11:17 AM

I got the JJ Sandhams Lancashire in Swinton mossers. Not sure if it travels down to Kernow but worth asking.

I finished the last of the St Agur on a couple of corn cakes. I am sold on it now. Definite regular order from now on.


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Subject: RE: BS: Cheesey reminiscences!
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 11 Aug 19 - 09:46 AM

The Buttertubs from the Wensleydale creamery was a disappointment. Nice, creamy texture, not as crumbly as a Wensleydale, but a one-dimensional flavour profile with too much lemony acidity. I'll be sticking to Morrison's finest Wensleydale from now on.


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Subject: RE: BS: Cheesey reminiscences!
From: WalkaboutsVerse
Date: 11 Aug 19 - 08:29 AM

Currently watching cycling's European Road Championships in Alkmaar, Netherlands, which the commentator said has a famous old cheese market - wiki


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Subject: RE: BS: Cheesey reminiscences!
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 10 Aug 19 - 08:49 PM

Our French friend Georges deemed St Agur " too sweet" on his first tasting of it, but came round to it later!
Just back from 2 weeks away with no refrigeration available: Spar Extra Mature Cheddar has done very well at room temp these last 3 days!


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Subject: RE: BS: Cheesey reminiscences!
From: DMcG
Date: 10 Aug 19 - 04:51 PM

Just trying some Ribblesdale. Pleasant enough, but not striking. Reminiscent of Port Salut.


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Subject: RE: BS: Cheesey reminiscences!
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 10 Aug 19 - 08:02 AM

Sold everywhere. A fairly soft blue cheese, no rind, rich and creamy (extra cream is added during manufacture). Invented in 1988 in the Auvergne. A masterpiece.


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Subject: RE: BS: Cheesey reminiscences!
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 10 Aug 19 - 08:02 AM

And, Steve, I don't think we need to know about your salty nether regions :-)


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Subject: RE: BS: Cheesey reminiscences!
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 10 Aug 19 - 08:01 AM

Yes, St Agur!


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Subject: RE: BS: Cheesey reminiscences!
From: WalkaboutsVerse
Date: 10 Aug 19 - 06:31 AM

...St Agur..?


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Subject: RE: BS: Cheesey reminiscences!
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 09 Aug 19 - 05:55 PM

Salty my arse. You are clearly not drinking Morrisons Negroamaro with it. My first experience of St Agur was on the Val de Loire, the ferry twixt Plymouth and Santander, in April 1998. A force ten gale was blowing as we crossed Biscay. Mrs Steve holed up in the cabin, praying for deliverance. Sonny Jim and I knew better. We spent the evening in the bar. I obtained a 2/3 litre jug of Spanish red (having already consumed a pint or three) whilst Sonny Jim stayed on draught Guinness. Bravely we had to frequently lunge in order to prevent our chosen booze from sliding precipitously off the table, but we always made it. As you do. I went to the bar and purchased, for £1.25, a platter of crackers, pat of butter, a small wedge of St Agur and some other long-forgotten snacky bits. I could not BELIEVE how well the cheese went with the wine. I've been hooked on St Agur ever since. I've crossed Biscay on Brittany Ferries many times since, but never on a night like that. Mrs Steve got her deliverance...


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Subject: RE: BS: Cheesey reminiscences!
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 09 Aug 19 - 03:02 PM

The St Agur is definitely growing on me. First impressions of being bland vanished after it had been out of the package for a day :-) Bit salty though. Says he while nibbling some Whitby kipper pate on toast.


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Subject: RE: BS: Cheesey reminiscences!
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 08 Aug 19 - 02:48 PM

Have obtained a lump of Buttertubs today. Will let you know...

St Agur may be a modern invention but it's a masterpiece!


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Subject: RE: BS: Cheesey reminiscences!
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 08 Aug 19 - 02:37 PM

Just tried it. Bit bland but, as it is a creamy cheese, I then tried it on a stick of celery. That worked!


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Subject: RE: BS: Cheesey reminiscences!
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 08 Aug 19 - 01:14 PM

For some reason Mrs. G. put Blacksticks Blue on our online order this week. They did not have any so subtitled St Agur. As I am not a big fan of Blacksticks, will I be pleased or not?


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Subject: RE: BS: Cheesey reminiscences!
From: SINSULL
Date: 08 Aug 19 - 12:22 PM

One of the things I miss about NYC is the restaurant Natives. Colombian where they made their own cheeses. Arepe con queso was heaven.


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Subject: RE: BS: Cheesey reminiscences!
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 07 Aug 19 - 06:27 AM

The JJ Sandhams tasty Lancashire was exquisite. Trying Joseph Heler's 1086 Cheshire later.


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Subject: RE: BS: Cheesey reminiscences!
From: Jack Campin
Date: 06 Aug 19 - 05:09 PM

I am currently in a backpacker hostel in Weimar, where I found the local Rewe supermarket sells Limburger - two varieties of it.

Haven't had it since I was in Pittsburgh in 1976.

I haven't even opened the sealed packaging and it's giving me faint reminders of its presence from the bottom of my bag.

There isn't a KEIN LIMBURGER notice on the communal fridge but it won't take them long to get round to it if I try.

I think this is going to mean lunch by myself in a public park.


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Subject: RE: BS: Cheesey reminiscences!
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 06 Aug 19 - 01:34 PM

Glad you told me! I'll try and get to The Royal but I don't think it will be this month.


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Subject: RE: BS: Cheesey reminiscences!
From: Dave Hanson
Date: 05 Aug 19 - 02:42 PM

Hi Dave, unfortunately our session got chucked out of the Airedale Heiffer a few months ago, never got a reason for it, we now play at The Royal at Crossflats on Monday nights, but thanks for your kind offer, I think I'll have a drive to Skipton or Keighley tomorrow and search some out.

Cheers, Dave H


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Subject: RE: BS: Cheesey reminiscences!
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 05 Aug 19 - 11:05 AM

Keighley and Skipton both have them, Dave. If I get chance I will get you some before I come to the Heifer again :-)


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Subject: RE: BS: Cheesey reminiscences!
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 05 Aug 19 - 11:03 AM

Bude Morrison's this morning, no Negroamaro (on offer), no Nero d'Avola and only one carton of unsweetened oat milk (on offer). One day last week there was not a leaf of lettuce of any kind anywhere in the shop. You can bet your life that the day the Negroamaro goes back to full price the shelves will be heaving with the stuff. A noticeable and oft-repeated trend in Morrison's over a number of years, that last one.


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Subject: RE: BS: Cheesey reminiscences!
From: Dave Hanson
Date: 05 Aug 19 - 10:40 AM

I looked at all the cheeses in the shop Dave, no best range either, well not on cheeses.
I'll have a look in the Keighley store next time i'm over that way.

Dave H


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Subject: RE: BS: Cheesey reminiscences!
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 05 Aug 19 - 09:37 AM

They should have "The Best" range, Dave. I think it is common to all Morrisons stores


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Subject: RE: BS: Cheesey reminiscences!
From: Jon Freeman
Date: 05 Aug 19 - 07:52 AM

had some Norfolk Dapple the other day. I wasn’t sure what to make of it, perhaps somewhere between a cheddar and a Cheshire? I don’t think I’d get another piece next time we visit the farm shop that was selling it but it was strangely more-ish all the same. I started with a small slice to see what it tasted like, then another slice and the whole (small) piece went that way in no time.


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Subject: RE: BS: Cheesey reminiscences!
From: Dave Hanson
Date: 05 Aug 19 - 07:25 AM

Just been to my local Morrisons and can't find any of the cheeses mentioned above, probaly not the best of Morrisons stores.

Dave H


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Subject: RE: BS: Cheesey reminiscences!
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 05 Aug 19 - 07:03 AM

Any red wine has started to aggregate my arthritis of late. Maybe it is just quantity. I keep saying I will stop at 2 glasses but worry the rest will go off :-)


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Subject: RE: BS: Cheesey reminiscences!
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 04 Aug 19 - 06:32 PM

Heads up, Dave. The Morrisons Negroamaro is a lovely drop...


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Subject: RE: BS: Cheesey reminiscences!
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 04 Aug 19 - 04:22 PM

The Lancs has beat the Wensleydale. Helped by Northern Monk pale ale.


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Subject: RE: BS: Cheesey reminiscences!
From: WalkaboutsVerse
Date: 04 Aug 19 - 02:45 PM

Having visited Tijuana , Mexico, in the 1990s, I just learnt the other day that Caesar salad (including Parmesan cheese) derives from the Caesar Hotel there.


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Subject: RE: BS: Cheesey reminiscences!
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 04 Aug 19 - 02:31 PM

Just tried Mossers best Wensleydale and, aye, it is reet gradely.

Trouble is, I have also just tried JJ Sandham's tasty Lancashire, which is even better :-)


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Subject: RE: BS: Cheesey reminiscences!
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 04 Aug 19 - 03:18 AM

Me getting confused then! The both make a very nice Lancashire. Mossers best label does throw up some fine foods. Can't remember if I have tried their Wensleydale. I did have some Kit Calvert's Wensleydale last week and that was good.


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