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    The Teakdoor Cheese Thread

    Surprisingly we don't seem to have a cheese thread on here . . . that beautifully aromatic delicacy . . . which can turn nose-hair curly.

    We've always loved cheese in our family (both this one and with my parents) and some of my best experiences have been going to the Bretagne and Basse-Normandie on week-ends while working in Paris. The waft of fermented milk would hit you from miles away.

    During my five years working in The Netherlands and France I made it my goal to stay at as many properties and eat at as many nice restaurants as possible . . . supported by a nice expense account thanks to my US corporate employers. Not all establishments were more expensive than your typical hotel, so my conscience was at peace.

    To this end I concentrated on France and Italy . . . and the Relais & Chateau (Relais Gourmands) was my 'bible', where I would source my destinations - and tick them off after each visit.


    Now, NZ is a very nice country with a very large dairy industry . . . and lots of cheeses. Unfortunately these cheeses are of the hard variety, also camembert/brie and the odd blue cheese.

    So, a few days ago I decided to go a Dutch cheese shop (about the only halfway edible Dutch food) and bought a few fennel-based cheeses and then went off to a New World supermarket for some more variety, though that's stretching the definition of the word.

    Digging into a cheese and bread lunch . . .



    Of course there are the Stiltons, Cheddars, Emmentaler, Swiss, Limburger etc . . . all have their value

    Excuse me while I dig in
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    Quote Originally Posted by panama hat View Post
    Surprisingly we don't seem to have a cheese thread on here
    ...definitely needed...in the fridge now: aged provolone, gruyere, Greek feta, parmegiano reggiano...on regular rotation: extra mature cheddar, mature manchego, mozzarella di bufala, bocconcini, monterey jack...

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    Whew, I was thinking that no-one else likes cheese here . . . I know I could count on toy, TC . . . and a few others I had thought of.

    Provolone . . . very easy cheese (do you melt it over bread or pizza?)

    Greek Feta . . . - salads - a must

    Parmigiana . . . of course, over saltimbocca and a thousand other uses

    Manchego I haven't (knowingly) had - though sheep cheese is quite nice.

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    I like all cheese but I'm a bit of a cheese pleb compared to you guys.
    Mature cheddar and gouda are my cheese staples

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    I will add to Cujo and toss in Edam and Swiss. I also prefer an extra sharp Cheddar on occasion while I dip sour dough bread in Olive Oil/Balsamic vinegar.

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    Enjoyed some cheeses last night.

    blue
    brii
    cheddar
    The Teakdoor Cheese Thread-f55ac05c-c24c-4e4e-b8e9-f7db7d10c846-jpeg
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    ^ Camembert or Brie, Blue . . crackers, grapes and pomegranate - excellent . . and what is the cheese furthest away?

    Quote Originally Posted by JPPR2 View Post
    dip sour dough bread in Olive Oil/Balsamic vinegar.
    Oh yes . . . though it doesn't have to be sourdough.


    Quote Originally Posted by Cujo View Post
    I like all cheese but I'm a bit of a cheese pleb compared to you guys.
    It'd be tough getting hold of different cheeses where you are, would it?

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    Any bread in balsamic vinegar and olive oil is good!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheRealKW View Post
    Any bread in balsamic vinegar and olive oil is good!
    Absolutely.

    I also like to wrap a cube of cheddar with a slice of good Peppered Salami occasionally sandwiched between some good table crackers.

    Damn, I am hungry......

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    Quote Originally Posted by JPPR2 View Post
    Damn, I am hungry......

    Exactly what my stomach told me when I opened this thread.

    And

    Why eat Brie when you can have Blue

    Bless all the cheesemakers

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    Quote Originally Posted by helge View Post
    Bless all the cheesemakers
    especially the Danish.
    Sorte Sara, Gamle Ole, Sams÷, Havarti...

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    Smelly fatty French shit... and his soft fromage

    Black Bomber on crusty cobs is where it's at.

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    I'm not well up on cheeses - but this one I like - Approx 120 Baht in Foodmart here in Jomtien - but over in Siambury's a snip at 60 Baht.The Teakdoor Cheese Thread-cheese-jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by JPPR2 View Post
    Absolutely.

    I also like to wrap a cube of cheddar with a slice of good Peppered Salami occasionally sandwiched between some good table crackers.

    Damn, I am hungry......
    That's the thing about cheese right, cheese and bread, cheese and crackers, cheese and tomato, cheese and onion, cheese and just about anything.
    Or just cheese.

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    There are 3 cheeses that I can not just eat off a bread board. Blue Cheese, Feta and Brie. Blue Cheese and Feta are great in salads. Feta goes really well in a Mediterranean style salad with Mozarella, Black olives, cherry tomatoes, marinated Artichoke hearts with olive oil and Italian herbs and spices.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger View Post
    Black Bomber
    Cheddar is something the Brits are good at but it should be Cheddar wrapped in cloth, not in plastic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JPPR2 View Post
    There are 3 cheeses that I can not just eat off a bread board.
    Try the creamy one

    Should be good for sauce too
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    Quote Originally Posted by panama hat View Post
    Camembert or Brie, Blue . . crackers, grapes and pomegranate - excellent . . and what is the cheese furthest away
    Brie, Blue and a mature cheddar.

    my kids demolished that all!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheRealKW View Post
    Brie, Blue and a mature cheddar.

    my kids demolished that all!
    Are you only allowed "school cheese" ?

    That's like sticking your tonque out an open window


    Then again, I know guys who keep their own cheese in a seperate fridge exiled to the toolshed

    Strong stuff

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    Quote Originally Posted by lom View Post
    Cheddar is something the Brits are good at but it should be Cheddar wrapped in cloth, not in plastic.
    It's wrapped in wax, I think

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cujo View Post
    That's the thing about cheese right, cheese and bread, cheese and crackers, cheese and tomato, cheese and onion, cheese and just about anything.
    Or just cheese.
    Can you still get your foot on your bicycle's crossbar?

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    Most of that stuff is mass produced, plastic wrapped, acknowledging its not easy to get decent small producer stuff outside Europe and possibly the US (perhaps some in Oz). The real stuff ain't cheap but its worth it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by helge View Post
    Why eat Brie when you can have Blue

    Bless all the cheesemakers
    True, true . . . you might have noticed a nice Danish on my picture

    Quote Originally Posted by lom View Post
    especially the Danish.
    Sorte Sara, Gamle Ole, Sams÷, Havarti...
    So, it takes cheese to bring Scandis together (Not crazy about Havarti, to be honest and never tried Sams°))


    Quote Originally Posted by KWAN View Post
    but this one I like
    Another helge-cheese



    Quote Originally Posted by JPPR2 View Post
    Black olives, cherry tomatoes, marinated Artichoke hearts with olive oil and Italian herbs and spices.
    . . . Gawd, that sounds good . . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by strigils View Post
    The real stuff ain't cheap but its worth it.
    ...plenty of the real stuff in bkk...you just have to be willing to pay...

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    Quote Originally Posted by panama hat View Post
    Not crazy about Havarti
    The most common one is a "schoolcheese". I can't remember the other ones
    Quote Originally Posted by panama hat View Post
    So, it takes cheese to bring Scandis together
    A lot of it


    And what is this :
    (Ti stille, Lom)

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