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Cheese in the news

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1varielle
tammikuu 23, 2013, 3:40pm

I stole this from the Literary Snobs group. I never even considered that cheese might be flammable. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-21141244

2lilithcat
tammikuu 23, 2013, 3:43pm

Opaa!

3hfglen
tammikuu 26, 2013, 8:11am

So be careful when frying your halloumi?

4stellarexplorer
Muokkaaja: tammikuu 26, 2013, 9:54am

I'm curious about tasting that Brunost. Well not that Brunost. Just Brunost.

5hfglen
tammikuu 26, 2013, 2:34pm

Good Luck. That's all I'll say, having sampled that kind myself. (There may be members of the group that like it.)

6stellarexplorer
tammikuu 26, 2013, 5:56pm

I'm brave. But thanks for the warning.

7clamairy
tammikuu 26, 2013, 6:04pm

Hmmm. I have yet to meet a cheese I didn't care for, though there are obviously some I adore and others I will just eat when there is nothing else around. Now I am even more curious.

8Nicole_VanK
tammikuu 26, 2013, 6:06pm

Yes, but this does somehow puts a different take on smoked cheese.

9stellarexplorer
tammikuu 26, 2013, 6:27pm

Around here we call this cheese Radkil

10hfglen
tammikuu 26, 2013, 6:36pm

#7 I was 'nobbut a nipper' at the time, but I recall it being rock hard and tasting sweet, as in rotten condensed milk.

11Nicole_VanK
tammikuu 26, 2013, 6:41pm

> 9: Sounds like something to exterminate rodents ;-)

12stellarexplorer
tammikuu 26, 2013, 7:11pm

Road kill, Matt

13Nicole_VanK
tammikuu 26, 2013, 7:30pm

Ah: squashed porcupines... Thanks but no thanks.

14stellarexplorer
tammikuu 26, 2013, 7:36pm

Actually porcupines are probably better with the quills crushed...

15clamairy
tammikuu 26, 2013, 7:38pm

This is the closest thing I can find at iGourmet: http://www.igourmet.com/shoppe/Gjetost.asp

16hfglen
tammikuu 26, 2013, 7:56pm

That's it. Pardon me declining a share.

17Nicole_VanK
tammikuu 26, 2013, 8:12pm

Never ever apologize about cheese. Cheese is wonderful. The cheese I'm accustomed to may be very different from what you are used to. Fine. But that's on of the things that keeps this group extra interesting. Cheeses of the world unite ;-)

18stellarexplorer
tammikuu 26, 2013, 8:31pm

Took a risk and ordered some.

19clamairy
tammikuu 26, 2013, 8:49pm

I'll probably try it too, after my current batch of cheeses thins out. I ended up with at east 5 big honking wedges & blocks as gifts, and I'm still whittling them down. :o)

20Nicole_VanK
tammikuu 26, 2013, 9:09pm

Well: certainly better than not having any cheese around at all. Don't keep them along for too long though. Most cheeses will spoil eventually.

21clamairy
tammikuu 26, 2013, 10:13pm

Some much more quickly than others, though. Dryer harder cheeses have a longer shelf life than softer moist ones do. Hell, some of them sit in caves for years. LOL

22stellarexplorer
tammikuu 26, 2013, 10:58pm

And a little trimming of the affected spots is usually ok

23stellarexplorer
Muokkaaja: tammikuu 26, 2013, 11:01pm

Since the shipping was almost as much as the cheese, I added the following:

Mainland Superior Two Year Aged New Zealand Cheddar And
Grana Padano Stravecchio Oro del Tempo

24clamairy
tammikuu 26, 2013, 3:38am

OOOOH. Be sure to share your tasting notes.

Yes, trimming usually does the trick.

25stellarexplorer
Muokkaaja: tammikuu 30, 2013, 10:49pm

The cheese arrived, but I've only sampled the Brunost so far. I have to say that this is among the oddest cheeses I've ever tasted. You really have to throw the expectation that it will taste like known cheese out the window.

It tastes something like a Sugar Daddy, except only slightly sweet. Carmel flavor, nutty, potent. I can't say I love it, but I don't dislike it either. It does grab the attention.

Stellarkid, 15, who is by no means an adventurous eater but does like strong favors, found a bite interesting, but declined more. Learning of the Norwegian fire, he did request a sample to ignite.

It's worth a taste, surely. Many people will be satisfied with less than a pound! ;)

(And let me say again, because I just picked up some more, if you ever have a chance to try some Kunik, don't miss it. Just the creamiest ever!)

26reading_fox
tammikuu 31, 2013, 3:44pm

"Learning of the Norwegian fire, he did request a sample to ignite.
"

Pics or it didn't happen? YOu can't leave that hanging there! What were the results? how flamable is it?

27stellarexplorer
tammikuu 31, 2013, 4:22pm

Of course. He placed the sample in the fireplace, and lit a small fire with newspaper under it. They say we will be able to move back in to the house in May or June.

28clamairy
tammikuu 31, 2013, 4:57pm

Bwaa haa haa!!! Sorry. Couldn't help myself. How combustible was it? I'll be passing on this one unless someone offers me a free sample at some fancy soiree in the future. Thanks for the report, stellar.

29stellarexplorer
Muokkaaja: tammikuu 31, 2013, 6:30pm

Nah, wasn't combustible. If you take three tons of it and blow up a tank of gasoline under it inside a tunnel, I'm sure it would burn. Short of that, you'd have to eat it. Stellarwoman liked it. We agreed it would be best as a dessert cheese, consumed with some Tokaji or Muscat.

30varielle
toukokuu 24, 2013, 5:19pm

Elderly lady threatened by police if she donated cheese to annual cheese rolling event. http://www.newsforage.com/2013/05/how-three-police-officers-went-to.html

31clamairy
toukokuu 24, 2013, 7:10pm

Well, that's just sad...
:o(

32varielle
toukokuu 24, 2013, 7:26pm

I know nothing of UK law, but it seems the liability shouldn't fall on her just because she donated the cheese. If somebody wants to risk life and limb they ought to sign a waiver.

33varielle
kesäkuu 13, 2013, 2:45pm

Here's an illustrated guide to 66 types of cheese from the Wire. http://www.wired.com/design/2013/06/infographic-an-illustrated-guide-to-66-types...

35clamairy
tammikuu 26, 2016, 7:23pm

Gouda lord!
That's incredible.

36stellarexplorer
tammikuu 27, 2016, 7:07am

"cheese is the most-stolen food product in the world"

Didn't know that.

37varielle
heinäkuu 28, 2016, 12:18pm

There's not been much cheese in the news lately other than the political kind, but here's a bit. Swedish divers discover some 340 year old cheese in a shipwreck. Nicely aged, I'm sure. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/jul/27/divers-in-sweden-sniff-out-340-yea...

38clamairy
joulukuu 5, 2016, 2:33am

>37 varielle: I can't believe I'm just seeing this now! I did some googling but I can't find any results from the analysis. Does anyone know anything?

39stellarexplorer
joulukuu 6, 2016, 5:02pm

>no, but I'd prefer someone else do the tasting!

40clamairy
Muokkaaja: joulukuu 6, 2016, 2:18am

>39 stellarexplorer: No kidding. Although in one of the articles some guy who smelled it said he was tempted. :oP

41varielle
maaliskuu 21, 2017, 3:58pm

The French have proven that wine tastes better with cheese, but I think we already knew that without the study. http://www.news18.com/news/food/french-study-finds-wine-tastes-better-with-chees...

42clamairy
Muokkaaja: maaliskuu 21, 2017, 4:57pm

>41 varielle: Well, you and I knew it. :o) Interesting piece, though.

43hfglen
maaliskuu 21, 2017, 7:28pm

Conversely, does cheese taste better with wine?

44stellarexplorer
maaliskuu 22, 2017, 5:45am

No question. It works in both directions. Of course, either can be enjoyably consumed without the other as well!