What is your favorite cheese with crystals?
Welcome to Hungry Onion!! I love Seaside Cheddar (UK) and Prairie Breeze (Iowa). Do a search for a thread called We Love Cheese and post there: you will probably hear from much more serious cheese lovers than me.
I love aged cheddars with crystals, but if you can find Dutch Beemster XO extra aged Gouda it’s a great splurge!
Parmigiano Reggiano, or Manchego
Ditto on that. The crystals in a good aged manchego are unparalleled, especially since you don’t expect them the way you do in an aged gouda or parmigiano.
Parmigiano and aged gouda
I really, really should know this, but how do I search for a thread on HO please?
Good, isn’t it? However, I don’t think I could tell it from a good cheddar if I was blindfolded.
That one was my answer to the question in the thread title “What’s a good cheese with crystals?” I discovered it just a few weeks ago. I think I could identify it blindfolded, at least with the cheddars I have in my refrigerator at the moment.
My answer to the question in the original post “What is your favorite cheese with crystals?” is Parmigiano Reggiano. That’s my favorite cheese even taking into account cheeses without crystals, too.
I’m not particularly fond of cheese with crystals, so don’t buy it too often. But the Red Fox, mentioned upthread is good. It’s readily available in British supermarkets.
Although a Red Leicester, it’s not made in the county but in Whitchurch , Shropshire. Belton Farm makes a wide range of regional cheeses - Cheshire, Double Gloucester, Sage Derby, etc.
If you’re in to Red Leicester, although no crystals, look out for Sparkenhoe which is the best of the genre I know. If you come across the Vintage version, even better. That’s aged for 18 months, as opposed to the 6 for the ordinary cheese, so much drier.
@RobinJoy click or tap on the pale grey magnifing glass at the top right of the page.
A box will pop open and you can type your search query there.
Link to We love Cheese! thread: We love Cheese! (Note: in that or any long thread you don’t want to read all the way though, you can scroll down quickly using the blue bar on the right next to the black 1/number signifier.)
I was going to say the same thing , but I chose purple
Nice that we can link to the search easily, too.
So many ways to sort and filter, not that I’ve used too many of them yet
You wonderful woman!
In spite of all the time I’ve spent here, I’d never noticed that (and I can’t, for the life of me, explain why I’ve not noticed it.).
You can also click on the date of the first post (top of the blue bar) to go directly to the OP.
If you only knew how hilarious my colleagues at work would find it that I am somehow a technology guru this morning.
I love Parrano, which is an aged Gouda. It’s become harder to find near me, though.
Where are you, and what are your favorites?
Of course! Thank you.