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Old 11.08.2012, 09:24
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Re: The British Cheese Centre of Switzerland

If you'd like a civilised way to escape the Street Parade in Zurich we're hosting a summer version of Port and Stilton tasting this afternoon. Try our new Portuguese Moscatel wines with my summer blues, Oxford Blue, Yorkshire Blue and my favourite, Bluemin White from North Yorkshire. They also work really well with the Godminster cheddar which is back in stock!

Free tasting at the Pimm's bar from 12.00 - 20.00!

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Re: The British Cheese Centre of Switzerland

Hey GG, since you are the resident expat cheese expert, I was wondering if you might be able to help me. I honestly know nothing about British cheese but maybe the British also know and enjoy what we Canadians really LOVE: squeaky, mild, hard, white, cheese curds. Generally eaten as is or ontop of Quebec style poutine. I have been craving it for awhile but I can't bring myself to make poutine with Mozzarella. I'm sure you understand the importance of using the proper cheese for certain dishes Do you know where to get or do you personally sell cheese curds? Thanks

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Re: The British Cheese Centre of Switzerland

I've been asked a few times on EF and elsewhere about Canadian cheese curds and I don't really know what they are like. For me curd cheese is very soft and Canadians describe these curds as being firm or even semi hard. I would suggest trying the small salad mozarella balls (made from cows milk not Buffalo) on sale in small bags in supermarkets. Other firmish but gentle cheeses that might work would be my Cornish Yarg (although a bit expensive for the job) or the Luzerner mild cheese or San Carlo, a lovely alp cheese from Graubunden. If they are too dry, try mixing with a little Mascapone or Cottage cheese.

Let us know how you get on!

EDIT. I think White Stilton would work even better, firm, dry "squeaky" on the tongue although slightly crumbly. Unfortunately I think I am the only shop in Switzerland that stocks it


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Hey GG, since you are the resident expat cheese expert, I was wondering if you might be able to help me. I honestly know nothing about British cheese but maybe the British also know and enjoy what we Canadians really LOVE: squeaky, mild, hard, white, cheese curds. Generally eaten as is or ontop of Quebec style poutine. I have been craving it for awhile but I can't bring myself to make poutine with Mozzarella. I'm sure you understand the importance of using the proper cheese for certain dishes Do you know where to get or do you personally sell cheese curds? Thanks

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If you'd like a civilised way to escape the Street Parade in Zurich we're hosting a summer version of Port and Stilton tasting this afternoon. Try our new Portuguese Moscatel wines with my summer blues, Oxford Blue, Yorkshire Blue and my favourite, Bluemin White from North Yorkshire. They also work really well with the Godminster cheddar which is back in stock!

Free tasting at the Pimm's bar from 12.00 - 20.00!

I can't believe I missed this!!!
Hubby is now encouraging me to look on here more so I don't miss the next one. Result!
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Re: The British Cheese Centre of Switzerland

It's great to know of somewhere that sells British cheeses, even Cornish Yarg. I'm fed up of buying Cathedral City at Migros and Coop!
There used to be a Carrefour that had a nice Stilton, but that closed ages ago. It would also be interesting to know which ciders you do.
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Re: The British Cheese Centre of Switzerland

Grumpy, will you be getting any Isle of Wight Blue at any point? I bought some when I was at home and it is super pongy i.e. fantastic.
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Re: The British Cheese Centre of Switzerland

Thanks a lot for your expertise GG... it's a shame you've never gotten a chance to try the curd cheese we know and love. The most famous brand in my area is from a company called St. Albert's (from a town of the same name in Ontario). I guess they taste similar to a very mild cheddar. You can buy white and orange curds, often from the gas station... strangely enough Mozzarella balls, are unfortunatly not hard enough and the taste isn't the same either. I will check out the ones you've suggested
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Re: The British Cheese Centre of Switzerland

We're back at the sauna which is the Zurich HB market today until 8pm and we have a few bagels left all going for 1 franc each!
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We've just updated our web shop and finally managed to get rid of the annoying PayPal payment option. You can now pay by Credit Card, Telephone Payment (we call you prior to delivery for a manual card payment) or Internet Banking (we email you our bank details). Happy shopping!

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It's great to know of somewhere that sells British cheeses, even Cornish Yarg. I'm fed up of buying Cathedral City at Migros and Coop!
There used to be a Carrefour that had a nice Stilton, but that closed ages ago. It would also be interesting to know which ciders you do.
Only a little Gaymers left at the mo, the chap who imported it for me unfortunately died 2 months ago and we can't get any more. Cider in general is a problem as being an apple product it has a very high import duty. But we're working on it!

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Grumpy, will you be getting any Isle of Wight Blue at any point? I bought some when I was at home and it is super pongy i.e. fantastic.
We will try, it's just one of those difficult ones, the transport from th Isle of White to our warehouse in London works out more than the transport from London to CH per Kg.
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Re: The British Cheese Centre of Switzerland

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I'll be waiting by the mail box tonight.


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p.s... yes I know the temps are unreal .. perhaps not best weather for shipping cheese... but mrs. made a ploughmans lunch saturday....with reblochon !!

we ain't gonna have a repeat of that event

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Re: The British Cheese Centre of Switzerland

mike, mrs. G just opened up a box expecting a delivery from one of her fav. eBay retailers and.....................cheese !!, including some lovely Red Leicester.

she sends, as do I.. thanks.

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... Canadians really LOVE: squeaky, mild, hard, white, cheese curds.
Be still, my heart! Someone else in this country loves and misses cheese curds!
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Re: The British Cheese Centre of Switzerland

After a short break the Zurich HB market is back on until 8pm today. Special this week is Yorkshire Blue (we often call it a beginners blue) on offer at 4.50 / 100gr and after 5pm I'll be bringing in something right at the other end of the scale, Lanark Blue, the Scottish Roquefort - or more commonly known as the "Kilt Lifter".

There'll be cold beers and cider too after 5 too.

And on Saturday we'll be at the International Community Fair in Kilchberg from 10.00 - 17.00 serving scones and clotted cream in the food hall, as well as lots of tasty stuff to take home.
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Re: The British Cheese Centre of Switzerland

I'll be in Geneva all weekend, on Saturday I'll be hosting a tasting at Moevenpick wine just outside the city and on Sunday I'll be at the Expat Expo in the city.

I'll have the usual cheeses including Godminster as well as scones and clotted cream. See you there!
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Re: The British Cheese Centre of Switzerland

I'm at Moevenpick Wine in Zug today and I'll be bringing Stichelton (the raw milk version of Stilton), Shropshire and Yorkshire Blues, Olde York sheeps milk cheese and a delightful Somerset Brie to try and buy with plenty of great wines to taste for free. See you there!

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Re: The British Cheese Centre of Switzerland

Tomorrow is the last HB market of 2012 before they prepare for the Christmas market. We'll have Godminster Cheddar and Stilton in Ceramic pots both good to last until Christmas in your fridge at home (if you don't them). I also have a new Cheddar, Dorset Drum. It's much cheaper (35.00 / Kg) and is far better than Cathedral City.

we'll have Clotted Cream and freshly baked scones too.

If you'd like to have a beer there with us late on it will also be the last HB market under the current management (remember our drinks sessions being banned by them?) as the SBB will be taking over the market themselves next year.

Thanks everyone for keeping us busy there this year!

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Re: The British Cheese Centre of Switzerland

We're open today at the Viadukt Market in Zurich from 11.00 - 18.00 and we have loads of great cheeses including lancashire Bomb, the first Lancashire cheese I've found that the Swiss like..., and scones, clotted cream, mince pies, ports and beers. And you can enjoy a glass or 3 at our bar, the Mouse Trap Pub!

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Seriously yummy cheese too! The lancashire bomb is just that, the bomb.(funny that it comes in Halloween colors)
Good bagel, hot toddies and etc. lovely variety of excellent cheese.


We had some oysters to start today - the oyster bar had giant, delicious oysters.
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Re: The British Cheese Centre of Switzerland

A friend brought me a 400g Godminster and some beers yesterday that he picked up from you the other day!

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Coming from Lancashire, I was brought up on Lancashire cheese (makes wondeful cheese on toast), but had never heard of the 'Lancashire Bomb.'
Looks very yummy!

http://www.lancashirebombs.co.uk/
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