Cheese Snob?

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    I realised we had a "coffee snob" thread, but no "cheese snob" thread! I'm interested to know what all your favourite types of cheese are, where you get them, and your favourite ways to enjoy them. Just for fun, are there any cheeses you hate?

    I'm lactose intolerant so by nature, if I want to eat cheese, I usually reach for fancy (read: expensive) cheese, such as sheep or goat's cheese. I just enjoyed some Spanish Manchego (sheep's milk cheese), and after living in France for half of last summer, I like to eat cheese on its own.
     
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    I'm happy with plain old-fashioned aged medium-to-sharp cheddar from Trader Joe's. And a wheat stoneground cracker or Triscuit (any cracker that's fairly neutral tasting & doesn't exert its own personality -- so I can actually taste the cheese).

    I loathe american sliced cheese. And any liquid cheese that squirts and glops onto nachos.

    I do like those little logs of garlic and herb spreadable cheeses.
     
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    Smoked Edam. Maybe not high-brow, but oh, so good!
     
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    I'm not a cheese snob. I like American (yellow and white) Cheddar (not sharp) Swiss, Mozzarella, and Provolone (not the smokey kind). I also like a white cheese the my parents buy, " similar to cheeses called pot cheese and farmer cheese."

    The cheese I hate is Blue Cheese. It reminds me of bacteria. I also hate smelly cheeses.

    I hate "cheese food" processed American slices. I do on occasion like the spray can cheese. :biggrin1:
     
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    Woah... Cheese comes in a can? Like an aerosol?
     
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    Jarlsberg
    medium cheddar
    gouda
    Swiss{on a sandwich}
    edam
    Port wine cheese
    locatelli{sprinkled on italian dishes}

    WORST possible cheese of all:Dick-cheese
     
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    Yes, yes I like cheese!!!

    although I'm not any sort of expert....

    English cheddar, Medium-Mature, Irish is nice... as is red leicester.

    Brie, just about any type of goats cheese.....

    Also stilton with fruit!!! very nice, but not normal stilton...only blue cheese sauce, otherwise yuck!!!

    I'm not sure I'm a snob tho as when I'm desperate I've even made do with puttin processed cheese slices on my bolognese sauce (i know its wrong) I
    think I'm just addicted to cheese!!!! :-D :-D
     
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    No offense to the OP and other posters, but.... ewwwww.....cheese.... :eek: :rolleyes:

    And anyone who would eat cheese after having to SCRUB and SCRAPE melted cheese off pizza pans is probably destined for an arterial bypass operation sometime in the future!
     
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    super crayon:

    Yeah, it's called Cheez-Wiz. A cheese substance in a can that you spray.

    Usually, the same folks that buy Cheez-Wiz are the same people that might buy shrimp cocktail in a jar with the twist-off top (the same folks that might serve pigs-in-a-blanket at a dinner party).
     
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    you don't even know what Cheez Whiz is.

    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/b/be/CheezWhiz.jpg

    C U Next Tuesday
     
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    White stilton with cranberries is just the best. Even better with a barrquitto coffee too.
     
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    wrong,wrong,wrong!!!! lol!! :-D
     
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    I love all cheeses, but my favorites are anything stinky, strong, and blue/bleu. Usually, but not exclusively: creamier versus crumbly; sweet versus salty; edible rind versus "must be removed"; and non-pasteurized versus pasteurized.

    There are two cheeses which smell so strong that they are generally very thickly-wrapped -- Epoisses and Langres. I like both of those as well.
     
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    Answered this in another thread and thought I was alone in cheese fascination.

    Favorites:
    Aged 6-9 month organic cheddar.
    Its more flaky, drier.

    Pepper Jack on basil-homemade bread.

    Goat cheese.
    On salad, or with dill, onions, and garlic with crackers.
    When I can get it, the Bouyguette variety or other raw, french goat cheeses.

    Roquefort, Gorgonzola, or Stilton on salad.

    Once in a while, Camembert on crackers, but the flavor gets to be a bit much.

    Whole Foods has a decent selection.
    I agree with willtom, American cheese is an atrocity... though once its ok to indulge in fluorescent, powdered mac & cheese.
     
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    It's fun, it leaks out like toothpaste, but with cheese consistency. I get a craving for a can once every 3 or 4 years. It's a cross between American and Cheddar cheese taste. You spray it right onto Ritz crackers or maybe celery.
     
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    I stand corrected, Mem!

    Suffice it to say, that either substance (Cheez-Wiz and sprayable "Easy Cheese" -- both Kraft products) seem just on the cutting-edge of toxic and bear little actual resemblance to authentic cheese
     
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