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Re: "Proper" American farm cheese. No, really!

Cheese Chick TV is a nice web site devoted to US artisan cheese makers, the Oregon Blue looks very like my favourite Perl Las BIO from South West Wales. If anyone would like to bring me a chunk back on your trips, I'm sure we can arrange a swap of something tasty!

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Re: "Proper" American farm cheese. No, really!

Someone's about 1 step away from subscribing to 'Cheese Vacations'.
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Old 31.12.2010, 20:13
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Re: "Proper" American farm cheese. No, really!

Hey Mike - you're really getting INTO the stuff eh?
Why don't you plan a trip closer, down to this side of the Alps?
Plenty of interesting stuff to get your mouth watering.....!!!!

Ciaoooo

Paul
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Old 31.12.2010, 20:31
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Hey Mike - you're really getting INTO the stuff eh?
Why don't you plan a trip closer, down to this side of the Alps?
Plenty of interesting stuff to get your mouth watering.....!!!!

Ciaoooo

Paul
Wait till you see what I have!

I was told many years ago that mold on cheese is ALWAYS edible, and I am living proof!

I have some really tasty stuff!

Tom
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Re: "Proper" American farm cheese. No, really!

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Humboldt Fog, and Fog lights (both ripened cheeses) and purple haze, a chevre with fennel pollen and lavender.
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THe best thing about CHapel Hill was the rather extensive food shopping in a place with just about 50,000 people. More grocery stores per capita and two big organic markets and another fancy gourmet place, Southern Season, just enormous. And it wasn't all bbq and grits. Thankfully.
Oh, how I miss Humboldt Fog!!

I've even thought of moving to Chapel Hill for the food (also, because it's a really pretty place, and affordable, and educated only downside for me is, North Carolina isn't particularly gay-friendly). My dad and stepmom live in Durham, right by the Chapel Hill border, and routinely shop at the various awesome stores they have there. Even the Whole Foods there are better they carry FAR more local produce and meat than the Whole Foods stores in most places.
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Old 12.07.2011, 11:10
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I've recently been reading Culture Magazine on-line and will be subscribing to the next edition. It's a magazine entirely devoted to cheese. And it's published in the States and promotes what I would call "proper" farm made American cheeses and I am very pleasantly surprised. (there's also lots of articles about European cheese too though)

This short article/blog is about some US cheese makers who were brave enough to visit the Slow Food festival in Bra last year and this one about the birth of Mystery Bay farm cheeses in Washington State.

I don't intend to get involved in bringing any over (not just yet anyway), but if you're American and know about great US farm cheeses (not orange cheddar or Monterey jack, with respect) please let us know here. Over to you.

An American in our office says the thing he misses most living In Switzerland is not being able to buy Swiss cheese over here.

maybe you could import that?
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Re: "Proper" American farm cheese. No, really!

A quick question to the cheese lovers out there..Can i buy Cashel Blue cheese in Zurich? and also Gubbeen cheese from cork, I miss my cheese boards.. any suppliers locally?
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Oh, how I miss Humboldt Fog!!

I've even thought of moving to Chapel Hill for the food (also, because it's a really pretty place, and affordable, and educated only downside for me is, North Carolina isn't particularly gay-friendly). My dad and stepmom live in Durham, right by the Chapel Hill border, and routinely shop at the various awesome stores they have there. Even the Whole Foods there are better they carry FAR more local produce and meat than the Whole Foods stores in most places.
Ewwwww. I lived in CHapel Hill for 12 years and really didn't like it. Why did I stay? Well, my husband liked his job and I had an ok job, and I was going to school part time. I think housing is really overpriced (though less expensive than Switzerland), roads are pretty icky and unless you live in CHapel Hill, the commute sucks. Summer sucks, too. Although, i have to admit that food shopping was good. Humboldt Fog. Also Purple Haze. Mmmmmmmm. I miss Southern Season, Whole Foods and Weaver St.

Chapel hill might be more gay friendly than other places. I do have gay friends who seem to be pretty happy around Greensboro.

I felt like more of a foreigner there than I do here. Although I do understand the frustration of people who've lived there all their lives and can't now afford to stay where they once lived, and resent those evil heathen Northerners who come in and disrupt their way of life. But that has nothing to do with cheese, does it.

Humboldt fog rocks, however.
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A quick question to the cheese lovers out there..Can i buy Cashel Blue cheese in Zurich? and also Gubbeen cheese from cork, I miss my cheese boards.. any suppliers locally?
I do sometimes get some County Cork cheeses and Cashel Blue to my markets in Zurich but the cost is prohibitive as it can cost as much to get 50Kg from Cork to our warehouse in London as it does to get 1000Kg from London to Zurich.

Visit my home page and send me an email or become a fan on facebook and you'll know when I next get some. Or subscribe to this thread.
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Re: "Proper" American farm cheese. No, really!

Oh, this is a subject that's dear to my heart, having grown up in Wisconsin. I ate a lot of real Colby cheese, from Colby, WI. Supermarket Colby tastes like plastic, but real Colby is heavenly. Fresh cheese curds, which need to be eaten within a couple of days, are delicious. I also miss Black Wax sharp cheddar. Mmmmm. May have to stop at your shop soon for some good cheddar!

The traditional and artisanal cheeses in the US are absolutely on par with European cheeses. As always, you just need to know who to ask and where to go.
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Fresh cheese curds, which need to be eaten within a couple of days, are delicious.

The traditional and artisanal cheeses in the US are absolutely on par with European cheeses. As always, you just need to know who to ask and where to go.
Mmmmmmm Cheese curds. I love them. And I miss them (i have good friends in WI).
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Yes, edot, I remember! And I think we need to finally meet, have coffee and visit the cheese shop together!
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A quick question to the cheese lovers out there..Can i buy Cashel Blue cheese in Zurich? and also Gubbeen cheese from cork, I miss my cheese boards.. any suppliers locally?
Cashel Blue and Coolea from Co Cork is in stock now for Christmas at the Viadukt market.
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