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Old 12-08-2004, 04:00 PM   #11
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The cheese is called Bucheron..it comes in an individually saran wrapped package (Fairway) its round and it crumbles..I'm sure Murrays would carry it as well.
But you know Deb, there is no law that I know of that says you must like goat cheese. :roll:
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Old 12-08-2004, 04:08 PM   #12
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I'd like to try anyway, I did not buy it, I was given to taste. It was SO STRONG and CREAMY, different, I would say I could have handled limburger better.
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Old 12-08-2004, 04:11 PM   #13
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I'm kinda with deb on the goat cheese thing. Is "chevre" just a generic name for the stuff, or does it refer to a parcticular brand or method of making it?
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Old 12-08-2004, 04:12 PM   #14
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deb, there are very mild goat cheeses that are drier and more crumbly, and then the stinkier, "sharper" ones, and the creamy ones too. the best thing to do is go to a good cheese shop and taste a few...
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Old 12-08-2004, 04:27 PM   #15
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I'm kinda with deb on the goat cheese thing. Is "chevre" just a generic name for the stuff, or does it refer to a parcticular brand or method of making it?

chevre is a generic term. it means "goat" in french. but many people associate it with softer, creamier, mild goat cheeses.

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the other day i went to an excellent local cheese shop with a friend who is dairy-allergic but found she can eat goat cheese without a problem. we sampled maybe 12-15 kinds, ranging from very mild (nearly tasteless) to very sharp to really goaty to positively stinky. Textures ranged from very soft to hard and crumbly. I love cheese, but I tasted a few that I hated. That left a bad taste in my mouth. But there is a huge variety of tastes and textures to sample from.

fairway, zabars and murray's (new store!) will all let you taste before you buy, so don't be shy about asking to taste a wide variety of cheeses. I have found the guys at Murray's particularly nice and helpful, esp. when they are not busy.
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Old 12-08-2004, 04:31 PM   #16
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I'm with deb on this one, too. I've never found any goat cheese to be mild. As much as I love cheese, I avoid goat cheese.
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Old 12-09-2004, 09:54 PM   #17
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I will try, the weather has been lousy here in NYC on and off for walking around but I will get to the stores soon enough. Thank you all.
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Old 12-10-2004, 01:04 AM   #18
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Great salad recipe to help ease yourself into the pleasures of bitingly strong goat's cheese. I didn't give ingredient amounts and such since it is a salad, not a cake :P.

Baby Spinach, Pea and Feta Salad

baby spinach
peas (either freshly shelled or frozen kind defrosted)
nice greek feta cheese (real knock your socks off kind :))
olive oil (fruity or peppery its up to you, I prefer the peppery kind to complement the baby spinach)
lemon juice

Make a dressing of lemon juice and olive oil to taste. You make like it more lemon juicy (like me) or a more dominant oil flavour. Season well with cracked black pepper and sea salt.

Put the baby spinach in a bowl, add the peas and pour the dressing on top of it and toss. Crumble the feta over the top and toss lightly.

Beautiful salad, tastes and looks good. The sweetness of the peas goes so well with the slight bitterness of the spinach and and saltyness of the feta and the lemon juice adds a tang to it.
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Old 12-10-2004, 09:24 AM   #19
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I love Feta, Haggis. It does not taste like pureed fresh leather with creamy sweet butter. I can smell the taste of goat cheese.
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Old 12-10-2004, 05:37 PM   #20
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Deb check out these stuffed mushrooms.

http://discusscooking.com/viewtopic....c&start=20
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