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Old 22.11.2015, 20:00
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Re: British stuff at Lidl

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You haven't lived until you've had Christmas cake with cheese. It's the best way to eat it.


(admittedly it is a bit if a Yorkshire specialty)
I am throwing a party over Christmas so shall suggest that everyone tries it!!!
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Old 22.11.2015, 21:12
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The Somerset floods have subsided, it should be OK now.
Of course it has a shitty taste, did Grumpy Grapefruit supply it.............no, well you shouldn't even consider it as cheese, just solidified milk.

If you want decent cheddar, there's only one place to buy it in Switzerland.

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Old 23.11.2015, 19:49
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Re: British stuff at Lidl

Today i bought some Scottish Cheddar and a little wax covered Wensleydale.

Tomorrow i shall get some Stilton. Does Stilton freeze ok? It's far to big a piece for liddle (get it?) old me to eat all alone. And my Swiss friends all turn their noses up at British cheese. Even though they have never tasted it.
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Old 23.11.2015, 19:52
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... only if it's liquid and flavoured with hops.
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Tomorrow i shall get some Stilton. Does Stilton freeze ok?
Wrap it well, and don't expect it to last for ever. When defrosting, especially if there's visible frost on it, ensure it's not still wrapped in plastic, which will kill it.


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And my Swiss friends all turn their noses up at British cheese. Even though they have never tasted it.
Heathens. In my experience both Swiss and French people have always been very impressed when I've served even just semi-decent British cheeses to them. They don't know about it, but when they taste it they're sometimes almost literally blown away by it, especially the Stilton.
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I am throwing a party over Christmas so shall suggest that everyone tries it!!!
Are we all invited?
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Heathens. In my experience both Swiss and French people have always been very impressed when I've served even just semi-decent British cheeses to them. They don't know about it, but when they taste it they're sometimes almost literally blown away by it, especially the Stilton.
Same here, our Swiss friends all love British cheeses and never fail to be impressed- and as we come from Leicestershire, best Stilton and Red Leicester always travel back with us. Our local cheese seller now stocks Stilton too- and sells out very quickly.
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(edited) Heathens. In my experience both Swiss and French people have always been very impressed when I've served even just semi-decent British cheeses to them. They don't know about it, but when they taste it they're sometimes almost literally blown away by it, especially the Stilton.
Please stop introducing British cheese to our neighbours. 10 years ago it was impossible to find, and today it is still hard to find the stuff in Swiss shops.
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Old 09.03.2016, 21:17
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Re: British stuff at Lidl

Lidl will be selling Cheddar and Stilton again.

As of tomorrow.
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Old 09.03.2016, 22:18
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Lidl will be selling Cheddar and Stilton again.

As of tomorrow.
The alternative is, of course, to just get used to the locally marketed equivalents:
Blue Cheese: Roquefort, Gorgonzola etc.
Hard Cheese: Greyerzer, Emmentaler and thousands of others.
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The alternative is, of course, to just get used to the locally marketed equivalents:
Blue Cheese: Roquefort, Gorgonzola etc.
Hard Cheese: Greyerzer, Emmentaler and thousands of others.
They've got entirely different tastes.

Perhaps too subtle a difference for you?

Anyway, Roquefort and Gorgonzola may be produced a little bit more locally than Somerset and Leicestershire, U.K. but it's only a few hours difference.
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The alternative is, of course, to just get used to the locally marketed equivalents:
Blue Cheese: Roquefort, Gorgonzola etc.
Hard Cheese: Greyerzer, Emmentaler and thousands of others.
I've lived here 8 years and I still can't stand Swiss cheese in its bare state. They are sweaty, samey, and for me just nowhere near as palatable or as satisfying as good English cheeses.
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Re: British stuff at Lidl

I have to say, a good Brit cheddar is yummy and very polite. Gruyere, however, has a ton of bold character. I love both, but longer I am here, more Gruyere grows on me. And I ran out of Marmite, and haven't even gotten new one, what is going on...
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They've got entirely different tastes.

Perhaps too subtle a difference for you?

Anyway, Roquefort and Gorgonzola may be produced a little bit more locally than Somerset and Leicestershire, U.K. but it's only a few hours difference.
Of course it is too subtle. Life is far too short to go round devoting massive resources in to satisfying such self indulgences. Especially with food stuffs, which are anyway a necessary evil, and go in one end and, in a short space of time, are out the other.
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Of course it is too subtle. Life is far too short to go round devoting massive resources in to satisfying such self indulgences.
Are you one of the Swiss that stands in the middle of Migros wringing your hands and complaining that there is too much choice?

It sounds like that from where I'm standing.


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Especially with food stuffs, which are anyway a necessary evil, and go in one end and, in a short space of time, are out the other.
Confirmed.
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I have to say, a good Brit cheddar is yummy and very polite. Gruyere, however, has a ton of bold character. I love both, but longer I am here, more Gruyere grows on me. And I ran out of Marmite, and haven't even gotten new one, what is going on...
Have you tried Cenovis? It's the local equivalent.
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Re: British stuff at Lidl

I like Swiss cheese and English cheese.

Anyone who has a problem with that can go and play with his dollies.

Twats.
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I've lived here 8 years and I still can't stand Swiss cheese in its bare state. They are sweaty, samey, and for me just nowhere near as palatable or as satisfying as good English cheeses.
Swiss cheese I quite like, Swiss chocolate on the other hand I find to be properly overrated. Give me a bar of Diary Milk or Hershey's over any bar that Lindt or Frey have to offer.
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Swiss cheese I quite like, Swiss chocolate on the other hand I find to be properly overrated. Give me a bar of Diary Milk or Hershey's over any bar that Lindt or Frey have to offer.
Blasphemer!!!

Hershey's is horrid. Cadburys is overly sweet BUT does hit the spot thanks to it marshmallow and popping candy variety

I raised the point last week - stuff is different, which doesn't mean better or worse. There is just as much crappy, bland, sweaty, sticky, cheap cheddar as there is rubbery, flavourless emmenthal. The expat obsession with Godminster completely and utterly baffles me - to my taste it is a nasty cheddar. Give me the Isle of Mull one any day of the week - sharp and tangy!

What we're doing is bitching about another person's flavour choices - which is quite frankly ridiculous. If we all enjoyed the same flavours there would be only one variety of cereal, 1 variety of chocolate etc etc (<<wait for witty EF retort along the lines of - well that's a Swiss supermarket for you>>).

If you are enthusiastic about a product you can appreciate the variety that exists across the globe - although I'd avoid Cat cheese, which forms the top layer of the national dish of the Democratic Republic of Kenistan.
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Re: British stuff at Lidl

I wish I liked chocolate enough to be a snob about it, same for coffee..maybe when I have time, later. I somehow seem to differentiate between salty and sweet, coffee and tea and that's about it these days. Shame on me. Cooking is different.
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