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Favorite Cheese

by vroom (His Eminence)
on Feb 15, 2003 at 17:23 UTC ( [id://235583]=poll: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

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377 total votes
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Re: Favorite Cheese
by mirod (Canon) on Feb 15, 2003 at 20:08 UTC

    Ouch! That's a pretty bad selection, and one that doesn't mean much to non-USians. Missing is any cheese that actually deserves the name: Roquefort, moldy and salted, Pecorino, so good with Rucola and Bresaola, Camembert (not the kind you bake), Munster, the real one, extra-stinky...

    So ys, definitely other, it should even be others.

      Limburger and Gouda aren't exactly popular in the US. Feta only slightly more so I'd say.

      I'm not belgian but I play one on TV.

      Yes, I'd have to second this one. A nice Pecorino siciliano with peppercorns in it, or a nice raw milk Camembert (moulé à la louche) would really hit the spot. But a nice aged, artisanal Gouda with some good bread will have to do. I'm such a cheese snob, but I'm not at all ashamed.



      What about gjetost?

      Not a very though selection of cheeses... Maybe there should be a 'Favorite Other Cheese' vote.


        One can argue that gjetost (literally, "goat cheese") is not truly cheese. It is just milk that has been condensed down to sludge. Really stiff sludge. Yummy sludge.

        Anyhow, I've lately become very fond of Manchego, which is showing up in the warehouse stores now. Spanish sheep's milk cheese, aged. Very yummy with guava paste.


Re: Favorite Cheese
by Ryszard (Priest) on Feb 15, 2003 at 17:37 UTC
    Here in the Nederlands at the local markets we get this fresh off the farm Blauwe Kaas (blue cheese). Its soft, it stinks and bloody hell, its so damn good.
Re: Favorite Cheese
by Aristotle (Chancellor) on Feb 15, 2003 at 18:10 UTC
    I'm Greek. You may hazard a guess at my choice.

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Re: Favorite Cheese
by hiseldl (Priest) on Feb 15, 2003 at 17:39 UTC
      You said it monk (it's my favorite sandwitch cheese).

      On the other, feta and watermelon, mmmmmmmmmm (heck, feta and macaroni, feta and anything ).

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Re: Favorite Cheese
by BazB (Priest) on Feb 15, 2003 at 17:44 UTC

    Other: Cambazola. Yum. The softer the better.

    For everyday sandwich usage, a mature cheddar does nicely.

Re: Favorite Cheese
by vek (Prior) on Feb 15, 2003 at 18:28 UTC

    Fontina. I lived in Italy for 3 years and got quite a taste for it :-)

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      I lived in Naples, Italy for two years, and I developed a taste for the local mozzarella cheese, which was made from buffalo milk, which gave it a very unique taste of its own.

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        Oh yes, mozzarella di bufala! Last time I met larsen, his girlfriend Anna offered us some mozzarella di bufala with lambrusco gelatine... There were also dree, drad, MrEgo, pivari, TheHobbit, and Mattia Barbon. You can see us here :)

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      A couple weeks ago I made a recipe that called for Fontana cheese. All I could find at the store was Fontinella. I used it and it tasted fine, but as a Fontina cheese lover, would you happen to know the difference between Fontana, Fontina and Fontinella?


Re: Favorite Cheese -- The obligatory
by boo_radley (Parson) on Feb 15, 2003 at 23:03 UTC
Re: Favorite Cheese
by agentv (Friar) on Feb 15, 2003 at 23:33 UTC
    ...pretty interesting results. Except for "Other" (which is of course, the *Right* answer), the next leading pick is a cheese that belongs primarily on pizza.

    I believe Brie should be on the list of those "Others" that really belonged in the main body of the poll.

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Re: Favorite Cheese
by logan (Curate) on Feb 15, 2003 at 18:55 UTC
    Cheddar. Sharp. I dunno, I feel a little strange about it. It's a pretty boring answer. I mean, I like stinky cheese on a cracker, and feta cheese can make for a great pizza, but cheddar goes best on beef-ish sandwiches.

    "What do I want? I'm an American. I want more."

Re: Favorite Cheese
by belg4mit (Prior) on Feb 16, 2003 at 00:08 UTC
    use Quantum::Superposition; my $chunk = any(qw(cheddar gouda jack)); my $spread = any(qw(boursin chavrie));

    I'm not belgian but I play one on TV.

Re: Favorite Cheese
by bassplayer (Monsignor) on Feb 15, 2003 at 22:01 UTC
    I love ALL cheese, but a nice smoked gouda is so tasty, and goes well with EVERYTHING. Mmmmmm.... smoked gouda....
    bassplayer runs off to find some some cheese


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by djantzen (Priest) on Feb 15, 2003 at 19:29 UTC

    "...and into Glory ride!"

    Serious cheese lovers love Manowar! Ahrrahrrahrrahr! :^)

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Re: Favorite Cheese
by bronto (Priest) on Feb 17, 2003 at 10:15 UTC

    In Sardinia, Italy, we produce a bunch of very good cheeses. Among them I especially like the Pecorino Sardo and Dolce Sardo. Yum!

    And, of course, a special mention goes to Parmigiano Reggiano and Grana Padano!


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Re: Favorite Cheese
by mowgli (Friar) on Feb 16, 2003 at 00:10 UTC

    If it has to be cheese, Mozarella is probably my favourite - it tastes really good with tomatoes and pesto. Usually, I'm a carnivore, though (and sometimes a chocovore :)).


Re: Favorite Cheese
by coolmichael (Deacon) on Feb 16, 2003 at 19:54 UTC

    Other: Brie. I just can't get enough. Goes great with almost anything. Second favorite: Blue. I loves me the stinky cheese.

    -- - all things inbetween.
Re: Favorite Cheese
by tadman (Prior) on Feb 17, 2003 at 08:31 UTC
    Yikes. No Brie? Impossible!

    No Double Gouchester? No Blue!?

    Or at least Gorgonzola?

    Cheddar is fine, but I'm not sure that wine cheddar or a nice eight-year would qualify as mere "cheddar".
      Ahhhhhhhhh....Stilton, Gorgonzola, or for a little mix it up there's this huntsman cheese at the local whole foods market it has three layers of stilton varying degrees of ripeness interspersed with layers of a buttery cheddar. sigh.....
Re: Favorite Cheese
by JPaul (Hermit) on Feb 15, 2003 at 20:57 UTC
    Mmmm, a nice New Zealand Edam cheese... Something to miss living in the midwest US...

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Re: Favorite Cheese
by dug (Chaplain) on Feb 16, 2003 at 04:35 UTC
    Vacherin, especially from Mont D'Or.
      any cheese

      all cheese

      it's all good stuff


      t r e t i n

Re: Favorite Cheese
by cecil36 (Pilgrim) on Feb 16, 2003 at 02:14 UTC
    My favorite cheese: Muenster (aka "Herman")

    My favorite way to eat Muenster cheese is to make a grilled cheese sandwich with it and add a couple strips of bacon.
Re: Favorite Cheese
by Coruscate (Sexton) on Feb 16, 2003 at 00:18 UTC

    I'll take pepperjack cheese on a sandwich anyday :)

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Re: Favorite Cheese
by alfie (Pilgrim) on Feb 17, 2003 at 08:58 UTC

    I wonder why, but I don't see Emmentaler in the list. Is it that uncommon in the US? Uhm, and yes, it's my favorite so I voted others :)
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Re: Favorite Cheese
by blacksmith (Hermit) on Feb 17, 2003 at 05:08 UTC
    Spray cheese in a can. Any flavor. It's quick, easy and keeps the fingers clean for coding.
Re: Favorite Cheese
by nefertari (Chaplain) on Feb 17, 2003 at 21:04 UTC
    Currently Appenzeller is my favorite kind of cheese. I also like Emmentaler, Leerdamer, Mozarella, Buko (a fresh cheese from Denmark) and Allgäuer Bergkäse ("mountain cheese" from the Allgäu, southern Germany), but this one is hard to get in Bielefeld.
Re: Favorite Cheese
by jaubertmoniker (Pilgrim) on Feb 16, 2003 at 22:23 UTC

    Grilled cheese? American

    With ham? Swiss

    Alone or on crackers? Pepper-Jack and Cambezola are in a dead heat for my affections. Word.
Re: Favorite Cheese
by katykat (Beadle) on Feb 17, 2003 at 14:38 UTC
    I'm lactose intolerant, so this poll excludes me :'(. For that reason, I voted for other.
      Not even Wensleydale?

      "What do I want? I'm an American. I want more."

      Ahh, lactose intolerance excludes you from nothing! Feta and other goat cheese don't have lactose! I'm lactose intolerant and I can eat Mozerella as well.
Re: Favorite Cheese
by lemming (Priest) on Feb 17, 2003 at 22:40 UTC

    As part of the Cheese Ring, I'm very much into Cheese. I've gone vegatarian recently, but I don't think I could go vegan. Not until they figure out cheese tech

    Cheeses in no particular order
    • Chedder: Especially Tillamook
    • Mozzarella: Very important for Pizzas
    • Stilton: Yum. Though, any thing blue gets my vote
    • So Gorgonzola, Camembert, Roguefort, etc...
    • Hunter's: Chedder & Stilton!
    • Jarlseberg: nice and nutty
    • Gjeitost: Norwegian cheese, caramel like goat cheese
    • Gamalost: Another Norwegian cheese that I've never tasted. You can get it via this norway shop. Our friend says it's the nastiest thing she's ever put in her mouth. Stories
    I could probably just go on and on. I love going to speciality stores and just looking at their cheeses. yum!
Re: Favorite Cheese
by Anonymous Monk on Feb 17, 2003 at 16:06 UTC
    Manchego,Cabrales,Emmental,de bola,
Re: Favorite Cheese
by k2 (Scribe) on Feb 18, 2003 at 16:33 UTC
    What happend to Whiskey-cheddar???
    Absolute favorite!

Re: Favorite Cheese
by thelenm (Vicar) on Feb 18, 2003 at 21:10 UTC
    What about Venezuelan Beaver Cheese?? Don't worry, it's just a link to one of my favorite Monty Python skits, which this poll reminded me of.

    -- Mike


Re: Favorite Cheese
by mojotoad (Monsignor) on Feb 18, 2003 at 21:58 UTC
    The omission of Parmesan cheese is scandalous! I like mine straight, thin slices of Parmigiano Reggiano with a carafe of local (when in Italy, anyway) red wine.


Re: Favorite Cheese
by feloniousMonk (Pilgrim) on Feb 18, 2003 at 18:13 UTC
    Erhaki, manchego or aged gouda in general but a nice cheddar if a bottle of gewurztraminer is around...

    And hand kase if it's sauerbraten night...

Re: Favorite Cheese
by Anonymous Monk on Feb 19, 2003 at 02:19 UTC
    Real geeks are only connoisseur's of squeeze cheeze. Shelf life: Forever :) Just kidding, i'm a big fan of gouda, feta, and ricotta. Spinach and ricotta cheese pizza is da bomb! zemote You aint no gouda!
Re: Favorite Cheese
by postman (Acolyte) on Feb 19, 2003 at 17:31 UTC
    Stinking Bishop gets my vote ...
Re: Favorite Cheese
by hsmyers (Canon) on Feb 19, 2003 at 19:38 UTC
    A good friend's mother (in Italy) makes cheese from mare's milk once a year---I consider myself very lucky if I happen by the restaurant on the 'right' day!


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