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Spule 4




PostSubject: Re: Favourite French Cheese   Thu Jan 06, 2011 11:25 pm

True, and no harm taken regarding the joke, but we do have some good cheese.

The best Nacho cheese comes in a LARGE can (and back when I was in school it always had some sort of demeaning to Hispanics cartoon character on the label). It is good...for what it is. You eat it because it is a CHeese Food Product, not because you want cheese.

If you really want something good for nachos, get a good Queso cheese from the Latino markets.

Velvetta on cheeseburgers, try a good bleu cheese, especially on a buffalo burger.

Philly cream cheese is a knock off of some sort of Swiss spread cheese, cannot remember which one.

....and the most American of all cheeses, there is the Cheese Curd, as sold up north.
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KleineDicke



Location : Deep in the Heart of Texas (Houston)

PostSubject: Re: Favourite French Cheese   Fri Jan 07, 2011 2:49 am

Don't forget Head Cheese (which also isn't really cheese).

Here's proof we make great cheese in Texas:
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Looks like a Colby-jack to me.

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dtsteam



Location : Preston, England

PostSubject: Re: Favourite French Cheese   Fri Jan 07, 2011 8:25 am

Head cheese is a bit too literal for me - me mum used to make it and called it brawn. I was bought up in the North of England, where eating strange bits of an animal was a way of life, hoewever we can have a whole new topic about that when this ones exhausted.

Anyone tried Brunost ? Its a Norwegian cheese popular at breakfast time. Actually its a non cheese as its made from the whey rather than the curds, and looks like a slab of peanut butter. If you can slice it thinly enough it has a sweet nutty taste. The only place I've seen it in the UK is Harrods food hall - at great cost, of course. I bought some back from Norway a few years ago, with a decent sharp pull-slice. Unfortunately, it all got confiscated at Heathrow - the slice as a weapon, and the cheese 'cos the doggie didn't like it.
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Location : Haute Normandie - visitors welcome

PostSubject: Re: Favourite French Cheese   Fri Jan 07, 2011 6:15 pm

Head cheese - fromage de tête exists in abundance in supermarkets here.
Just the name sounds revolting......

And yes I have tried Brunost or something similar that began with m, 'missigor, 'mysingor' or whatever. But it was definitely a rich brown colour.

I had it from a friend whose wife was Norwegian and again when I was on army exercises in Denmark. I haven't had any for about 10 years and would like to get hold of some. And you're quite right that it tasted like nuts or toffee maybe.

There are lot of whey cheeses about. We have farmer friends in Corsica who hand-make whey 'cheese' (brocciu) from wild mountain-goats milk.
Now that's something to get your nose working overtime......
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Spule 4



Location : Tennessee, USA

PostSubject: Re: Favourite French Cheese   Sat Jan 08, 2011 3:11 am

KleineDicke wrote:
Don't forget Head Cheese (which also isn't really cheese).

Here's proof we make great cheese in Texas:
Image hosted by servimg.com

Looks like a Colby-jack to me.

What on earth is that Bill? This looks better!

http://www.ibuygourmet.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=235_276&products_id=2067&zenid=1ac6a8d98b0ae544f82027e93968307d

And at one pound, need I point out it is BIGGER than the "Tex..."



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Spule 4



Location : Tennessee, USA

PostSubject: Re: Favourite French Cheese   Sat Jan 08, 2011 3:14 am

Carl Hibbs wrote:
Head cheese - fromage de tête exists in abundance in supermarkets here.
Just the name sounds revolting......

Too bad you will only be in New York Carl, if you made it out a bit more west, Bill or I could hook you up with some Mountain Oysters...

Hint, they are not from the ocean, and always found in pairs....



MOO!!!!! affraid

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KleineDicke



Location : Deep in the Heart of Texas (Houston)

PostSubject: Re: Favourite French Cheese   Sat Jan 08, 2011 12:51 pm

Spule 4 wrote:

What on earth is that Bill?

As I said, it looks like Colby-Jack to me. I was in the grocery store looking at the cheeses and I happened to see the Texas hunk. I hadn't seen it before.

Spule 4 wrote:

This looks better!

http://www.ibuygourmet.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=235_276&products_id=2067&zenid=1ac6a8d98b0ae544f82027e93968307d

And at one pound, need I point out it is BIGGER than the "Tex..."
I guess you missed this one.

Spule 4 wrote:
Too bad you will only be in New York Carl, if you made it out a bit more west, Bill or I could hook you up with some Mountain Oysters...

Hint, they are not from the ocean, and always found in pairs....

MOO!!!!! affraid
Given the fondness the French have for organ meats, I would be surprised if mountain oysters were not served there as well (under a different name, no doubt).

Spule 4 wrote:
Philly cream cheese is a knock off of some sort of Swiss spread cheese, cannot remember which one.
You might be thinking of Neufchâtel. Low fat creme cheese (including Philly) is sometimes labeled as Neufchâtel. Although there are some similarities, the main one being low fat, it is not truly a Neufchâtel.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neufch%C3%A2tel_%28cheese%29
BTW, Neufchâtel is French (Haute-Normandie), not Swiss.


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mikeyh



Location : Dordogne France

PostSubject: Re: Favourite French Cheese   Sat Jan 08, 2011 1:57 pm

I've eaten them in Spain (cojones) and in Montana- Rocky Mountain oysters, and Wyoming where they are Prairie Oysters. Very tasty as long as you don't think about it!!

mikey
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twainmanbg



Location : Bulgaria

PostSubject: Re: Favourite French Cheese   Tue Mar 08, 2011 1:59 pm

Hi there,
if I can add my 2 centimes, Montblanc probably knows my favourite, which is available in the Haute Savoie and that is Rebluchon, preferably aged for about 6 months, does smell a bit though.
best wishes,
Richard.
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