We love Cheese!

Love the printed box! And the ozzy cheese as well.

Check these ripe Paulinetoise I saw in Colmar. We went back later after looking around the market they were all removed. But where to?

A new brie de meaux but not as good as the one last week. I keep trying.

I don’t normally like Italian cheese but this one is lovely. The centre shatters when the knife goes through it. Have to make a photo of the sign next time so I can look up more info.

Morbier again. It’s been a while.

Half of the Comté went into dinner. It’s old enough to develop some crystals. One of the cheeses I never get enough of.

Finally, the sun! (but didn’t stay for long… bastard!)

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Any idea what is this cheese called? The texture looks like relatively young creamy cheese.

I’ll make a photo of the sign next week.

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Bought this cheddar for burgers. Tasted great; nice and sharp, dry, and almost crumbly.
It was too tasty for last nights chicken veggie tacos, so we ended up noshing on it while cooking.


Ate this on Christmas day. The SIL brought it over to Thailand when she visited for Christmas . It was pretty ripe by the time we ate it ( it was unrefrigerated for 6 days, 1 day on the flight from London to Bangkok, 2 days in a Bangkok hotel room, 1 day on a flight, a sweltering bus and then a boat and then spent 2 days in a beach shack). SIL declined but the missus and I hadn’t had decent cheese for a year and had the whole thing in 1 sitting with chilli crackers. It was delicious and no I’ll effects.


That is actually a really good one .

Agreed from the UK. I gave this a quick mention upthread (23 Jan), and I’m glad I’m not the only one who thinks highly of it. Aldi recently opened near us, and we’re using it quite a lot, but their single Camembert offering is pretty ordinary. However, it’s also 99p a throw, rather than £2.00 ish for Rustique from other places, so it’ll do for everyday purposes. Aldi’s Gorgonzola and their Quicke’s cheddar are both terrific, and have price tags from 10 years ago!

It’s horrible to abstain from cheese for any reason! During my weeks travelling in Albania and northern Greece there was only feta and that type of cheese and nothing else.

I get this every spring

This weekend:

Can’t recall the one from Loire (so creamy and soft), the rest I’ve had before and still like.

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You broke the record! Really!

Due to the recent fridge breaking down, I put the Vieux Cantal (more than 30 months) in the garage temporary. But I forgot about it, so 3 weeks in the garage. But it is cool in the garage, I bet around 13-15ºC, nothing like parikaboy’s Thai heat doing to his camembert!

@Presunto I don’t think I know that cheese from Périgord, is it Le trappe d’Echourgnachow? How was it like?

No, it’s not. I threw out the box yesterday.

But since you mentioned it I looked it up. Now I want it, too! (Groan!)


Also, I found the name of the Italian cheese from last week’s photo: Sampietrino del Mediterraneo, from Lombardia.

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You do have a good cheese place, can’t complain.

Bought it back in December, the seller cut the cheese into 2 and put it in 2 sous vide bags.
He also gave us as a gift a cheap girolle to make the rosette ourselves.

Had to leave it from the fridge for at least 2 hours before degustation. Now I just leave it outside on the counter top and every time I go to the kitchen I just can’t help myself!

I bought the black one.

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Nice! It’s almost gone now.

What’s the black one? older? Though, the gold one has “reserve” on it.

I live in the wrong cheese country! When in a cheese shop or supermarket’s cheese section I take time to check it out. They are eager to help me but find out quickly I don’t need any help. I silently judge their cheese section. Within a couple of minutes they ask if I’m from some business because apparently I have the nerve to criticise their cheese section. LOL…


The black one is 8 month maturity. I tasted both, and I think I have preferred the taste of the black. Next time I will try the Reserve. Actually it’s not very clear, on their website, they don’t have the black one, the silver one Classic is about 2.5+ month, a Reserve one is 4+ month.

That plastic girolle is doing the job. But I want this!

Are you? It’s interesting for you for work in the cheese business, at least you have the excuse to taste even more cheese. Sometimes, the really good stuff go to restaurant or long time loyal client directly.

No, I’m not in the cheese business at all. It’s just they assume I don’t know anything about cheese and think they have a good selection. I tell them it’s boring/not special and that they should make an effort to acquire better stuff. Well, along these lines. Mincing my words here.

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We don’t get your raw cow brie here in the States, so this is the closest we got. They weren’t kidding when they said this brie tastes earthy and mushroomy. Its more mushroomy than many mushrooms… Made just SW of Paris with thermalized, not pasteurized milk, so its closer to raw.

What’s the policy of bringing cheese through a US border?

It’s marked “au lait cru” on the cheese, so it’s lying. When you put the label “au lait cru” in France, the milk has no treatment whatsoever, not even thermalised. OR it is really raw milk but lied to have used thermalised milk.

Yes, some cheese tasted very “mushroom”, recently an old Cantal I had, it has mushroom taste, but strangely not the younger ones, I tasted at the stand of the same cheese.


Raw milk cheeses are allowed into the U.S. if they are 60 days old or older.


I think this one is about a month.

Since I only got a slice, I found a picture of the label that looked like the one at the store. I looked again and it seems like there is a version of the label that says ‘au lait entier’.

“Food is a pretty good prism through which to view humanity.”

― Jonathan Gold