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Old 11-11-2007, 10:36 PM   #1
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Your favorite cheese

What's your favorite cheese? "Just bite off a hunk and enjoy" cheese, not "cooking with" cheese?

I usually am a toss up between colby and munster, but I really think it's ultimately going to be swiss.

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Old 11-11-2007, 10:56 PM   #2
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I'm a great fan of Brie. I love it at room temperature with some mild crackers.

Beyond just eating out of the fridge, I love it baked with brown sugar and walnuts. Yum.

Buck and I used to go to a wonderful restaurant called the Yellow Brick Bank in Shepherdstown, West Virginia. They had a fabulous appetizer of Brie and walnuts that knocked our socks off.
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Old 11-11-2007, 10:56 PM   #3
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Dry aged smoked gouda.
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Old 11-11-2007, 10:58 PM   #4
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Real French munster is a treat. It's worlds different from the supermarket stuff. I love it with a baguette and some sausage.
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Old 11-11-2007, 11:07 PM   #5
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Bite off a hunk and eat? I'm a big fan of pepper jack.
In general? Marscapone, just because there are a trillion things I do with it.
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Old 11-12-2007, 01:25 AM   #6
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I like velveta.
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Old 11-12-2007, 01:34 AM   #7
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Prima donna - a type of Gouda, otherwise a nice piece of Edam is delightful. Cheddar is extremely hard to beat. If I can eat it with something, like a strawberry, Brie.

But then Baby Bel, Laughing Cow (with an apple) and Kraft singles (with either grapes or cherry tomatoes) will always have a place in my heart come snack time.
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Old 11-12-2007, 08:46 AM   #8
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I love so many cheeses, and i will occasionally remove a chunk and munch it from almost any cheese, including veined cheeses, and parmesano regiano, asiago, and romano pecorino. But my all-time favorite is Balderson Heritage Cheedar, aged 5 years. You can't eat a bunch of it as it is very strong, but then again, it only takes a couple of small bites to satisfy.

If I want just ahunk of cheese to munch on, then colby is my favorite snackin' cheese, with a stick of pepperoni along side. Yum.

Oh, and if you do a search, you will find a similar thread with a host of responses.

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Old 11-12-2007, 09:23 AM   #9
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I am with Bilb on the gouda. I also like some of the soft ripe cheeses.
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Old 11-12-2007, 09:27 AM   #10
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Sharp cheddar. I always have some, so it must be my favorite.
And yes, I have been known to break off a chunk to eat without grabbing for anything else....
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