Discuss favorite cheeses, moldy cheeses, storing cheeses, what to eat with cheeses—anything and everything related to cheeses!


Tillamook Medium Cheddar--Anything Changed?

by kaleokahu 4 years ago

Today I cut into a new "baby loaf" (2lb.), and the slices were: (a) rubbery; (b) oversalted; and (c) bland. This has been one of my staple cheeses for years. But based on toaday's experience, i...

A Tasty Talk with Zingerman's Ari Weinzweig, June 3, San Francisco

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 16 days ago

From San Francisco's The Cheese School: "Thirty years ago Zingerman's Deli started as a neighborhood deli, today it's a family of nine businesses with over 500 employees. Join us for a talk wit...

Any recipes for making hard chhurpi (rock hard Himalayan cheese)?

by countersurfer 7 years ago

Hi all, I'm wondering if anyone knows of a recipe or tips for making hard chhurpi. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chhurpi It's often sold here as Himalayan dog chews, and I want to try making m...

if cheese in fridge starts getting mold,is it safe?

by travlnmike 11 years ago

i have sliced provolone in a package in the refrigerator that is starting to show evidence of mold.Is it still safe to eat,as if was blue cheese,or will this sicken oneself?Is it safe to eat if i j...

bizarre cheese-mouth reaction

by messycook 15 years ago

The weirdest thing happened the other day....I ate a bite of some appelenzer (spelling?) and my mouth almost instantly felt itchy and then after a few minutes it felt like it had many tiny cuts in ...

Is expired parmesan block still safe to eat?

by cgxy96 2 months ago

Hi I bought a wedge of Italian imported parmesan cheese that was vacuum packed and only use only a quarter of it. I ziplock the rest and put it back in my fridge. It's been 3 months past the offici...

Folios Cheese Wraps

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 months ago

These look interesting . . . Folios Cheese Wraps are lightly baked sheets of cheese marketed as a keto diet substitute for tortillas. Any first mouth reports? The article says they're available at...

Fromagerie Sophie | San Luis Obispo

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by Melanie Wong 3 years ago

One of the delightful finds of my January mini-vacation in SLO was spotting Fromagerie Sophie. I stopped in that first afternoon to scope things out and then returned on my way out of town to make ...

Scientists played music to aging cheese to change its taste

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by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

" . . . Hip-hop cheese appeared to be on top for most people, having a stronger and more fruity flavor, something regarded as favorable in the context. Of course, the taste test is subjective and n...

Help me find the world's best cheddar cheese spread!

by girlwonder88 9 years ago

(Not sure if this is the right place to post this question; please redirect if you need to). I'm addicted to good sharp cheddar cheese spread-give me a tub of cheese, some water crackers, a glas...

Need Help - Gruyère Substitute

by blackstar199445 3 months ago

Trying to make homemade French onion soup which calls for Gruyère cheese what can be substituted for it

The Rise of Southern Cheese (South Indian)

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

Locally produced European-style cheeses such as fresh mozzarella, brie and cheddar are increasing in South India made by small batch artisanal producers. And there's experimentation with local flav...

Where to buy bufalo mozzarella in the SF Bay Area?

by Herf 4 months ago

I can get it online, but I'd prefer to buy it locally. Anywhere in the Bay Area I can get bufalo mozzarella DOP?

Cheeses native to Caribbean?

by jadorelabouffe 12 years ago

I am compiling a caribbean tasting menu for a restaurant and was wondering what cheeses are native to the caribbean, if any.

Best Cheese for Mac and Cheese

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 months ago

This article has recommendations from six cheese experts on the best cheese(s) to use for mac and cheese. What do you think? What are your own favorites for this?

White American Cheese - Boars Head or Land O' Lakes

by Woof Woof Woof 9 years ago

I am muchly over that American that comes in plastic rather buying strictly at the Deli now. But curious as to which brand, if at all, is better?? These two seem to be the Front-Runners if I may s...

Jasper Hill's Harbison, $12.99 @ Trader Joe's

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by Melanie Wong 7 months ago

Monday night I was browsing Trader Joe’s in Morgan Hill and noticed one of my favorite cheeses, Jasper Hill's Harbison on the shelf. Not only was I surprised to see something of such limited produc...

Can I make goat cheese with evaporated milk?

by NonnieMuss 5 years ago

Okay - I can't get a goat or a herd share. That's the first thing. A goat is impossible and a herd share isn't feasible, although I realize those are the best options for fresh goat's milk. Milk...

Cheese storage?

by toastedtoast 4 months ago

I have some Colby Jack cheese sticks that I put in the side of the fridge. The fridge is at 38 degrees but I’m wondering if this part gets a little warmer. Should I continue to store it here?

What was this garnish I had with my cheese?

by deegc 5 months ago

I was at an Italian restaurant a while ago and had a cheese plate that came with three sweet garnishes: honey, a jam, and then something that was a bit dry and crystallized but sweet. You can see i...