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Old 11-08-2010, 11:38 AM   #1
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Favorite cheeses

What are your favorite cheeses and how do you like them?

I couldn't limit it to just one!


I love Grana Padano eaten plain with a little apricot wine.

I love Gorganzola stuffed into poached pears then rolled in nuts.

Who could say no to gruyere in a Fondue pot with your friends to help eat.

A hot pepper or habenero jack cheese does it for me too.

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Old 11-08-2010, 12:02 PM   #2
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Not sure I could pick just one either! A real treat for me is Havarti on my deli sandwiches. I'm afraid if I start buying gourmet cheeses my wine intake will increase significantly and that sounds like an expensive habit.
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Old 11-08-2010, 12:19 PM   #3
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I like Gorganzola and Mexican Queso Fresca
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Old 11-08-2010, 12:23 PM   #4
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I like Gorganzola and Mexican Queso Fresca

Do you use Gorganzola on any of your wood fired pizzas?
What combination if ingredients do you use if you do?
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Old 11-08-2010, 01:46 PM   #5
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Not sure I could pick just one either! A real treat for me is Havarti on my deli sandwiches. I'm afraid if I start buying gourmet cheeses my wine intake will increase significantly and that sounds like an expensive habit.
Good idea, snickerdoodle. I'll splurge on a good cheese AND a bottle of wine.

What wine would go nice with Brie? What kind of crackers?
Anyone?
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Old 11-08-2010, 02:02 PM   #6
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My favorites are Parrano, Extra Sharp Cheddar, Parmigiano Reggiano, and Smoked Blue Cheese.
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If I had to limit myself to just one cheese, Extra Sharp Cheddar is one cheese I couldn't do without.
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Good idea, snickerdoodle. I'll splurge on a good cheese AND a bottle of wine.
It never fails, if I'm drinking wine, I want cheese and if I'm eating cheese, I want wine.

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If I had to limit myself to just one cheese, Extra Sharp Cheddar is one cheese I couldn't do without.
Always a good choice!
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Do you use Gorganzola on any of your wood fired pizzas?
What combination if ingredients do you use if you do?
I've used gorgonzola on pizza before, in addition to mozzarella with tomato sauce and basil. Also with sliced tomatos, basil, and olive oil, no sauce.
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Old 11-08-2010, 02:34 PM   #10
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Nice, creamy havarti, sharp cheddar, gorgonzola, parmesiano-reggiano and goat cheese are a few of my favorites, but I really love cheese in general! It all depends on what I'm eating it with. I think myzithra is an actual cheese too, but I worked at a place that used a 2:3 ratio of romano and dry ricotta and called it myzithra. It was amazing with browned butter over pasta, veggies, etc. I bought a cheddar at Costco last holiday season and all I remember was that it was labeled a Coastal Cheddar. I loved it, but didn't see it the last I checked, so if anyone has any idea what I'm talking about, let me know!
I haven't ventured much into the ripened cheeses. Any beginner-friendly favorites out there?
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