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Great cheeses are made all over the world, including this country, and here we’re lucky enough to have many of them available to us. This also makes it difficult to decide what kinds to choose when you get to the cheese counter.

Tips For Cheese

  1. Find a salesperson who is reliable and knowledgeable
  2. Most cheeses are labeled, and are often cut and packaged for sale. Try and see the uncut cheese to see who made the cheese and where it’s from
  3. Tip: Artisanal cheeses are much scruffier on the outside than factory made cheeses, which are smoother on the outside.
  4. Always taste cheese before making a purchase

The finest cheeses are artisanal, made by real people who lavish a heritage of hands-on attention to their cheese-making craft.

  • Fresh, soft un-ripened cheeses:
    • Ricotta
    • Cream cheese
    • Petit -Suisse
    • Creme Fraiche
    • Fromage Blanc
  • Soft, ripened cheeses:
    • Brie
    • Camembert
    • Triple Creme
  • Washed rind cheeses: Usually washed rind cheeses are made with a cow’s milk, but there are exceptions. This type of cheese is rubbed on the outside by someone’s hand, with a cloth or brush, and some kind of liquid, such as a brine, beer, or wine. What this does is create an atmosphere on the outside of the cheese that feeds bacteria, and creates a smelly, really delicious cheese. One example is muenster (munster).
  • Semi Soft cheeses:
    • Morbier
    • Fontina
  • Hard cheeses:
    • Parmigiano -Reggiano
    • Romano
  • Blue cheeses:
    • Roquefort

One Comment

  1. Alex
    10:56 pm on September 2nd, 2012

    Gordon, Ohh, I must bite on this one! OK, IMHO, John Mayer is sort of like Tillamook cheddar OK if you’re in the car. For me, the Pixies would be like a rlelay good Comte or a Robiola. So there is my calibration. Now I like Green Day for what they are, but the best I would give them would be only a bit better than the Tillamook, maybe like a 3 year-old Widmer or some fresh curd? OK, now what band would go with with Red Hawk, and what cheese would you put with Motorhead?Cheers!

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