Hello Fellow Chowhounders,
I've recently discovered smoked gouda cheese. What a delight! And to think that I've been missing out on this scrumptious cheese all these years because of my fondness fro brie and cambert. Anyhow, not all smoked cheeses are created equal. I brought some of my smoked gouda to work and shared it with my colleagues. One colleague liked it so much that she went out and bought some smoked gouda, too. Alas, her variety was made in Quebec and didn't taste as good as the one I bought (which came from Holland and was more expensive).
I've recently tried smoked jarlsberg, but didn't like it as nearly as much as the smoked gouda.
What type of smoked cheeses do you recommend? Just so you know, I prefer mild to medium taste cheeses. Also, where in Montreal can I find good quality smoked cheeses? Do the cheese shops at Atwater Market and Jean-Talon carry any good home grown or imported smoked cheeses? I'd like to know before I make a trip down there.
As per usual, thanks in advance for your tips.