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      CommentAuthorwilliac
    • CommentTimeApr 27th 2008
     (1995.21)
    I'm lucky enough to have access to 2 excellent cheese shops nearby.

    I try to keep a wedge of Stilton around.
  1.  (1995.22)
    Wensleydale is lovely, lovely cheese. Janice Beatton in Calgary used to intermittently stock it, and it was a treat. I'm looking forward to trying some Stinking Bishop now that I'm in Montréal, but I don't think it's a cheese I'll fall in love with.
    • CommentAuthorjona
    • CommentTimeApr 28th 2008
     (1995.23)
    I got a lovely mature Gouda from Holland a few years back, knocks spots off the tame stuff you get here in the UK. Also my mum sent me a delicious smoked goat's cheese from Zimbabwe.

    Agree with all those people about the mature cheddar, with crackers and a bottle of wine = dinner.
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      CommentAuthorYAYPaul
    • CommentTimeApr 28th 2008
     (1995.24)
    As long as it isn't grilled I’ll eat any cheese you throw at me!

    Although I’m moving to LA (from London) at the end of this month and I have NO idea if or where any good cheese, deli or cake shops are :(
  2.  (1995.25)
    Bulgarian feta cheese and sharp sharp sharp cheddar! (Not together, of course.)
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      CommentAuthorstsparky
    • CommentTimeApr 28th 2008
     (1995.26)
    @ YAYPaul: Whole Foods will have a selection of cheeses to please along with a deli (though unspectacular desserts). And you'll have a number of Farmer's Markets to get "organic" goods at. Where you end up will determine what cake shop can be recommended. You meant Los Angeles, not Louisiana, right?
  3.  (1995.27)
    YAYpaul; Food in LA is generally average-to-shit, in my experience. The locals won't have it because it's LA and they think they have the best of everything. They're just, in the last year or so, getting the sort of access to organic produce that we had ten years ago.
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      CommentAuthorstsparky
    • CommentTimeApr 28th 2008
     (1995.28)
    @ Warren? Where would you suggest YAYpaul search? I know Santa Monica does have access to good cheeses, the venerable Bay Cities Deli has wheels of good imported stuff if local stuff won't do. And our various Farmer's Markets have huge 'organic' sections with international vegetables and fruits grown a couple hours north of here. Are you a big restaurant go-er? Honestly, I always had the impression you were a do-it-from-scratch gourmet level chef type who disdains restaurants.
  4.  (1995.29)
    Ste Maure de Touraine (the best of the best)
    Mont d'Or (the season ended a few weeks ago, though)
    Roquefort

    Well, there are lots of other good ones (Maroilles, Pouligny, Pecorino Pepato, etc.) but these three certainly are the best as far as I'm concerned...
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      CommentAuthorjimdedieu
    • CommentTimeApr 28th 2008 edited
     (1995.30)
    Ok. Now I'm feeling really horny.

    Time for internet porn :
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_French_cheeses
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_cheeses

    First one has a lot of free pics.

    Embrace!
  5.  (1995.31)
    Shavings of proper Parmesan served with slices of pear. Mmmmmmmmmmmmmm.
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      CommentAuthorthom_wong
    • CommentTimeApr 28th 2008
     (1995.32)
    Just visited on the weekend a lovely local cheese shop in Cowichan Bay where I picked up their brie style goat cheese and a Basque region item the name of which escapes me...it was something like khafki...
  6.  (1995.33)
    hoffman sharp cheddar deli cheese thick sliced straight out of the package at four in the morning and a couple of dill pickles is heaven on earth
    • CommentAuthorSteerpike
    • CommentTimeApr 28th 2008
     (1995.34)
    Any Bay Area people tried Cowgirl Creamery at the Ferry Plaza?
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      CommentAuthorWaxPoetic
    • CommentTimeApr 28th 2008
     (1995.35)
    used to love the Bel Paese that i got at the local co-op, only i bought it all and they didn't restock - yummy cheese on crusty bread with small bacons for breakfast. mmmm.

    love chihuahua cheese on ameri-mexi food instead of cheddar (hunh?) which makes me a mexican restaurant snob - i know, lincoln shouldn't be that big, but it is - there are Options here!

    also - sharp white cheddar with apples and wine and the occasional summer sausage is the best dinner i can think of that my cats won't eat before i do. mostly because of the impenetrable field of You Touch You Die! that i construct around such meals.

    UNL has a Dairy Store. They sell Husker Cheese. In seven flavors.

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