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Oxfordrocks
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Cheese....

#1 Postby Oxfordrocks » June 21st, 2008, 10:42 pm

Bit of a strange one this, however I would appreciate any advice.

We were recently brought a selection of cheeses. Over the last week we have eaten the (to us) more recognisable types -Cheddar,Red Leicester and Cheshire- but now we come to some cheeses we have never had before-Stilton-Brie-Edam-Emmental-Port Salut -and an German smoked cheese (in a wheel shape).

My question is this.....Can we eat the rind on all of these cheeses?

I know it seems a stupid question but I really dont know !
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Re: Cheese....

#2 Postby lewist » June 21st, 2008, 10:47 pm

My guess is:

Stilton - yes, it's yummy.
Brie - yes
Edam - not the red wax; the rind inside the wax is your choice.
Emmental - It's a bit tough; I usually pare off the very outside.
Port Salut - I don't know what the yellow stuff is and have never felt it is edible.
German smoked cheese - is usually in a plastic skin in my experience, which would be a jaw breaker.

Any other thoughts?
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Re: Cheese....

#3 Postby Fia » June 22nd, 2008, 12:02 pm

lewist wrote:Any other thoughts?


Slightly OT but a health & safety warning: don't put the red wax from Edam on the fire :supershock: I was very embarrassed calling out the Fire Brigade for that :redface:

And if you can find it OR, I'd recommend Old Gouda - far more interesting than Edam. You can't eat or burn the rind on that either :D

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Re: Cheese....

#4 Postby bindeweede » June 22nd, 2008, 7:14 pm

Totally agree about Old Gouda. Old Amsterdam cheese is also very tasty, and doesn't have that rind.

Also like Gruyere. And a good mature Cornish cheddar takes some beating.

I just love cheese. And wine!

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Re: Cheese....

#5 Postby Lifelinking » June 22nd, 2008, 10:18 pm

The handy online cheese comparator will provide you with your cheese rating. :D


I am a Leerdamer apparently.



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Re: Cheese....

#6 Postby Lifelinking » June 22nd, 2008, 10:26 pm

By the way, I would heartily recommend Dutch 'komijn kaas' (cumin cheese).

It comes in a number of different varieties, all of which tend to be yummy.
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Re: Cheese....

#7 Postby minacolada » June 23rd, 2008, 9:05 am

Oh you've just made me hungry. I think the edible and non edible have been covered, I love Old Gouda and St. Paulin.

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Re: Cheese....

#8 Postby Oxfordrocks » June 23rd, 2008, 8:40 pm

Thanks for the advice.

Not too keen on the "soft" cheese to be honest!
Think I'll stick to an extra mature Cheddar in future.
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Re: Cheese....

#9 Postby Alan C. » June 23rd, 2008, 8:50 pm

OR
Not too keen on the "soft" cheese to be honest!
Soft cheese is only good for cheesecake, made a rum and raisin one last week, scrummy! (Got the recipe off a box of wholemeal weetabix) Made a strawberry one yesterday, but with digestives this time.
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Re: Cheese....

#10 Postby Lifelinking » June 23rd, 2008, 10:32 pm

Nah,

A nice garlicy soft cheese on a toasted bagel.....hmmmmm
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Re: Cheese....

#11 Postby Alan H » June 23rd, 2008, 11:09 pm

Alan C. wrote:
OR
Not too keen on the "soft" cheese to be honest!
Soft cheese is only good for cheesecake, made a rum and raisin one last week, scrummy! (Got the recipe off a box of wholemeal weetabix) Made a strawberry one yesterday, but with digestives this time.
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Re: Cheese....

#12 Postby Alan C. » June 23rd, 2008, 11:52 pm

Alan H
I wish you lived down here so we could just occasionally drop in on you and Mary...
I would send you one Alan, but having worked for the Royal Mail for ten years, I can imagine the slop that you would receive (not a pretty sight)
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Re: Cheese....

#13 Postby Alan H » June 25th, 2008, 12:02 am

Alan C. wrote:If the TH meet up ever comes to fruition, I promise I will bring you a cheesecake par excellence. :scorepoint:
You're on!
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Re: Cheese....

#14 Postby Heurismus » August 16th, 2008, 12:33 pm

In addition to the above Jarlsberg is bloody beautiful as is Emmenthal. Both I like to melt on toast but I've got a problem - I'm not supposed to eat cheese because of the fat content. When I OD on cheese I also get strange dreams.

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Re: Cheese....

#15 Postby LilacHamster » August 17th, 2008, 9:25 pm

Putting in a word for the vegans here (and anyone dairy-intolerant)
I wonder how many non-vegans have tried any of the vegan cheeses from the health food shops?

Redwood's Super Melting Cheezly is nice, Scheese is OK too, they all come in several flavours.
You can get spreadable soft ones in tubs such as Tofutti, again in various flavours such as garlic and herb. You dfon't have to be vegan or even dairy-intolerant to give them a try.

If cheese is affecting you adversely, the melting cheezly on toast might be a good alternative to try out (available from lots of health food shops such as Holland and Barrett). Even for people with no intention of going vegan it's an alternative worth a try if you have found dairy cheese disagrees with you, hope this helps.


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