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Cheese Afficionado--not just a chip lover

FoiGras | May 12, 2012 04:11 PM

Okay--would love to hear about your favorite type of cheese(s) and where you purchase same. After visiting Wegman's several years ago, I was overwhelmed by the selection, but stayed with my purchase of my regular selection. Goat's cheese--heavily marbled blue cheese--some roquefort--horseradish infused cheese curds (they are difficult to find anywhere, let alone the plain curds).

I love cream cheeses and want to find a wonderful, non-commercial variety (not Philadelphia Brand-which is okay).

Also, no one has "homemade" cottage cheese. Many years ago at the Lexington Market there was Castle Farms. They offered three types of cottage cheese--large curd (without a lot of the creaminess)--middle curd--more like that which one buys in the grocery store (but so fresh!!!)--and small curd (smearcasse)--it was heavenly. I used to add chopped scallion and grated lemon rind to it to spread on crositini rounds.

Whole foods has a decent selection of cheese. And, to my surprise, the Dutch Farmer's Market in Hunt Valley has some very good cheese that I've found at Whole Foods, but less costly.

My great grandmother used to eat that very "stinky" cheese (can't recall the name--oh yeah--Limburger cheese)) every night on a slab of pumpernickle bread and a bottle of beer before going to bed. She lived to the ripe old age of 94.

Am trying to braden my horizons in selecting different types. Your input would be great. FoiGras

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