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Unpasteurized cheese

1varielle
huhtikuu 2, 2014, 12:46pm

So I will be tramping about western Europe in May and really want some good cheese. Can I bring it back to the states without being busted by the food police? or do you have any suggestions about how to get it home without being manhandled by customs? Can it be mailed? It seems so unfair that we can't get good cheese in the US.

2LolaWalser
huhtikuu 2, 2014, 12:47pm

Pack it well, stick it in the luggage, say a little prayer; if busted, protest ignorance, weep, make Bambi eyes, confess nothing.

3clamairy
huhtikuu 2, 2014, 2:23pm

>1 varielle: I'm not sure where you live but that statement doesn't hold for my part of the country. I can get all sorts of fabulous cheese, some of them unpasteurized and organic. If you're in a place that's remote there's always igourmet.com. Here's a link to their unpasteurized cheeses: http://www.igourmet.com/search/search.asp?keywords=unpasteurized%20cheese

Enjoy your trip and happy eating!!!

4varielle
huhtikuu 2, 2014, 2:27pm

All our cows are fed GMO corn and their milk is ultra-ultra pasteurized. Not dairy country for sure.

5.Monkey.
huhtikuu 2, 2014, 3:18pm

>4 varielle: Not all cheese is local though. Do you live in a real small town? If not, larger grocery stores should have at least a small section of imported cheeses. Of course, they're a fair bit more money, but the option is there.

6stellarexplorer
huhtikuu 2, 2014, 4:51pm

I too have had good success with igourmet.

I have also had good success with wrapping it well and hiding it in socks in the checked luggage. You may want to take some in your carry-on, just in case one of these is discovered.

A friend was successful with shipping in a hollowed-out large wax candle.

7clamairy
huhtikuu 2, 2014, 8:47pm

>4 varielle: Any local heath food store should carry unpasteurized only grass fed dairy products. They are not cheap, however. Even my local Stop & Shop carries some organic grass fed dairy goods.

Good luck. I love stellarexplorer's sock idea. I wouldn't touch one that smelled like ripe cheese. LOL

8varielle
huhtikuu 3, 2014, 7:27am

Now I and my BFF are enamored of igourmet. You people are enablers. I may not have to smuggle cheese after all.

9alco261
Muokkaaja: huhtikuu 12, 2014, 2:33pm

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10varielle
toukokuu 22, 2014, 3:52pm

I am back - cheeseless. I ate my fill while there.

11clamairy
helmikuu 1, 3:52pm

>10 varielle: How much of a difference is there?

12varielle
helmikuu 3, 8:41am

Definitely more flavor and better texture. Unfortunately I’ve recently been diagnosed with a dairy allergy so I’m off the cheese for a while. 🧀 😞

13clamairy
helmikuu 3, 6:06pm

>12 varielle: OH NO!!! I am so sorry. :o( What are you nibbling instead?

14varielle
helmikuu 3, 8:42pm

Not much wheat, beef, eggs and almonds are all off the list.

15stellarexplorer
helmikuu 4, 12:24am

Oh how unfortunate! I hope you will have cheese in your future!

16Nicole_VanK
Muokkaaja: helmikuu 4, 1:41am

>12 varielle: I'm so sorry.

17mart1n
helmikuu 4, 6:05am

Is it lactose you have a problem with? You can buy lactase tablets - that's the enzyme that some people, er, lack. Pop one before indulging and you're good to go.

18clamairy
Muokkaaja: helmikuu 4, 5:10pm

>14 varielle: Oh, that must be rough. Hope whatever it is clears up! I have heard of people suddenly developing allergies to tree nuts, and then after a few years having it just as suddenly disappear.