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22 Jul 2007, 3:23 am

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real Swiss cheeses from Switzerland (not American "Swiss cheese," or what passes for Gruyere in North America), especially Gruyere vieux (I like all Swiss cheeses I've tried except raclette). I also like French goat cheeses, some Italian ones including Parmesan, some Spanish ones.


Ah, when you say American, I think you mean processed cheese. There's a justice in that comparison. The best gruyere is the cave-aged kind, I think that is the vieux.


'Vieux' refers to how long the cheese has aged - I don't think I've ever tried the cave-aged variety, I'll try to get some.
In Switzerland, milk was almost the only thing I drank, and cheese was a major part of my diet.


Yes, dairy really is central in the Swiss diet. There is also a type of soda called "Rivella" that's made from milk by-products, it's very popular. I could sure go for a litre of that right now. :P



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22 Jul 2007, 3:24 am

richardbenson wrote:
blue cheese salad dressing, :D


that pairs very nicely with buffalo wings, I've found.



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22 Jul 2007, 3:35 am

zee wrote:
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blue cheese salad dressing, :D


that pairs very nicely with buffalo wings, I've found.


I've never been able to understand why 'buffalo wings' are called 'buffalo wings' when they are clearly not 'buffalo wings'.

But I digress from our cheesy topic.

Has anyone read Treasure Island where Ben Gunn is marroned on a desert island and all he can think about is cheese "toasted mostly"?

I love grilled cheese on toast with lots of salt and pepper.



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22 Jul 2007, 3:40 am

Colby for toasted cheese (low melt point)
Parmesan, a fridge standard
Brie @ Camembert, nice with beer!



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22 Jul 2007, 3:46 am

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Colby for toasted cheese (low melt point)
Parmesan, a fridge standard
Brie @ Camembert, nice with beer!


But what KIND of beer?



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22 Jul 2007, 5:05 pm

ohhhhhh lately i drink the local brew, Boags, made in this state in Aust. Good with lagers i would think, the soft cheeses.

That '@' was meant to be an '&'
(i think i'm developing dyslexia)



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22 Jul 2007, 5:13 pm

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I've never been able to understand why 'buffalo wings' are called 'buffalo wings' when they are clearly not 'buffalo wings'.


Especially since Flying Buffaloes became extinct over 1,000 years ago.


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22 Jul 2007, 5:23 pm

I like nearly all cheeses, but I bear a grudge against stilton ever since my mum put it in some nice burgers and made them not taste as nice :'(