Cheese. What is your favourite?

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Re: Cheese. What is your favourite?

Post by Southerly » Mon Nov 11, 2019 6:49 pm

In France - Neufchatel (Normandy) and Roquefort. I find most French cheeses very samey and produced quickly, goats cheese is the classic example. The Germans make a lovely creamy blue cheese called Parsifal. Midway between Granada and Jaen there is a father and son goat cheese makers. They only use the milk of the Mercian Granadina black goat. It's aged for a year and they roll it in rosemary needles. It's got a really strong wonderful flavour nothing like the insipid stuff here in France. Lots of good strong flavoured cheeses in Spain.

If you ever travel through the Netherlands around Rotterdam there is a cheese that is way better than any cheddar - Pikant Belegen - next to the rind the colour is yellow but nearer the centre it is a wonderful orange colour. I asked my Friese Viking friend in the frozen north what he thought of it - never heard of it was his reply. Everything in the Netherlands is very local including the dialects.

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Re: Cheese. What is your favourite?

Post by rabbit » Mon Nov 11, 2019 6:58 pm

Crazy Diamond wrote:
Sat Aug 17, 2019 12:37 pm
I think my favourite would be white stilton, with Shropshire blue, a close second. I do enjoy most French cheeses, especially Chaource when it's runny on the outside and chalky in the middle, but I've never yet come across a crumbly French cheese like white Stilton, Lancashire or Cheshire. Wonder why. Sure blue Stilton is fine and seems to fly off the UK shelves around yuletide, but the white variety is superior as far as I'm concerned.
As for that soap-like lump of factory produced muck in Ally's photo, the name on the shrink wrap should be enough to put off any serious cheese aficionado. It is yet another myth that the French produce the best cheese in the world. Just like the one about their wine.
Syd.
Syd so in your opinion who does produce better wine than the French?

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Re: Cheese. What is your favourite?

Post by niemeyjt » Mon Nov 11, 2019 7:07 pm

Stinky boo anyone?

In the fridge today is Gruyere - but would also equally go for a strong Cheddar, Comte or even Cantal

Matured Tomme, Chevre, Blue de Gex, Raclette (in a raclette) . . . so many really.

Prefer Stilton to Roquefort - less salty I think.

For me it's like my taste in music - I like it because I like it - not because it is from a certain country (band)

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Re: Cheese. What is your favourite?

Post by KathyPacific » Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:49 pm

Maroilles. The king of cheeses! Its bark is worse than its bite - don't be put off by the smell (although I love the smell too....): :lol:
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Re: Cheese. What is your favourite?

Post by Ally » Thu Feb 13, 2020 11:00 pm

I had maroilles the other night in a tarte with leeks. Smelly but tasty. 👍
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Re: Cheese. What is your favourite?

Post by bluebird » Thu Feb 13, 2020 11:14 pm

Wonder what 'cheese' will be like in a few yrs when all animal produce is banned, as the Vegan crusade gathers momentum.

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Re: Cheese. What is your favourite?

Post by Ally » Fri Feb 14, 2020 12:14 am

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Re: Cheese. What is your favourite?

Post by Nifty » Fri Feb 14, 2020 5:36 am

Looks like Southerly has been watching Monty Python vids.
No favourite
I’ll give you 6/4 on Rockfort.

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Re: Cheese. What is your favourite?

Post by just a Frenchie » Fri Feb 14, 2020 7:38 am

Flaneur wrote:
Sat Aug 17, 2019 12:59 pm
Ally I see you're not woke, with that vile reference to "coloured cheese".

I'm a bit vulgar when it comes to cheese: the stronger the better.
You should try 'Vieux Lille'
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And 'Boulette d'Avesnes'
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My favorite is 'Cabecou' (grilled on bread with olive oil, thyme and tarragon)
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Re: Cheese. What is your favourite?

Post by wilbro » Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:10 am

I'm a great cheese eater and on the whole prefer British cheese to French all of which don't gave the same body and bite that Brit cheese has. The majority seem to have a certain "fatiness" about them whereas I much prefer the sharper bite of Stilton, Cheddar and other crunbly cheeses. I do enjoy French cheese though and my favourites are Roquefort, Brie and Camambert and these must be cru.

Stinking Bishop, another favourite but never seen it here!

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