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Started by esmeralda on Sep 23, 2021 11:08:10 AM
Cheese recommendations?

Imagine that you were one of those fussy vegetarians who will only eat strong mature cheddar ... with those crunchy little specks of salt ... melted into baked potatoes ... macaroni cheese. Yes, delicious. (And yes she is a ridiculously fussy eater, but I love her.)

Now imagine you have fallen in love with a Slovakian whose land is abundant only in goats cheese (yuk!) and Brexit means you cannot take your own cheese abroad with you ... Surely there are some (Italian?) cheeses which melt nicely/don't scare the tastebuds and are available in EU? What could she try?

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esmeralda - 23 Sep 2021 11:09:02 (#1 of 209)

I have not posted here for ages, and here I am asking for help. Hello. Excuse the long silence. And thanking you in advance.

Catspyjamas17 - 23 Sep 2021 12:13:46 (#2 of 209)

Gruyère should tick all those boxes.

cozzer - 23 Sep 2021 12:20:59 (#3 of 209)

Cantal?

vodkaandcoke2 - 23 Sep 2021 12:26:05 (#4 of 209)

Emmental?

A good gouda?

tasselhoff - 23 Sep 2021 12:28:29 (#5 of 209)

Comté matured 18 months. Mmm...

popstar7 - 23 Sep 2021 12:31:25 (#6 of 209)

Some German supermarkets sell cheddar, usually Irish cheddar.

Atticus - 23 Sep 2021 12:40:31 (#7 of 209)

Dutch gouda is nice. Not sure it meets the mission specifications.

vodkaandcoke2 - 23 Sep 2021 12:47:28 (#8 of 209)

Why not?

JennyRad - 23 Sep 2021 11:49:55 (#9 of 209)

A mature gouda certainly meets the requirements - a mature edam does, too. Both hard to get in the UK and I have no idea about access to them in Slovakia!

Both are quite rubbery and don't melt like cheddar when new, but the mature versions are much more cheddar-like.

browserbutton - 27 Sep 2021 13:04:18 (#10 of 209)

Fontina is a delicious cheese from the Italian Alps that melts very well.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fontina#/media/File:
Fontina_PDO.jpg

AlanII - 27 Sep 2021 12:07:53 (#11 of 209)

Some mouth wateringly good suggestions here, but worth going up to the cheese counter and asking if they have Farmhouse Cheddar. It's becoming common place here (and so far, not fucked up by Brexit).

Bodgit - 27 Sep 2021 12:29:40 (#12 of 209)

My daughter who only likes cheddar also likes manchego.

NoobRomeo - 27 Sep 2021 13:37:16 (#13 of 209)

Parmiggiano, some blobs of mozzarella, and some generic hard eurocheese (e.g. 'queso iberico') should do the trick in a baked spud.

HouseOfLametta - 27 Sep 2021 13:40:04 (#14 of 209)

There is a splendid salty cheese from the Tatra mountains that is moulded into sort of hand granades of marvelous cheesyness.

HouseOfLametta - 27 Sep 2021 13:42:20 (#15 of 209)

This feller.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/O%C5%A1tiepok

mazylou - 27 Sep 2021 13:47:16 (#16 of 209)

Tallegio melts beautifully.

helenskywalker - 29 Sep 2021 17:54:32 (#17 of 209)

Seconding cozzer's Cantal.

Lagopus - 29 Sep 2021 18:07:21 (#18 of 209)

I'm with taleggio. Got a lovely organic one the other day.

angelico - 29 Sep 2021 19:30:45 (#19 of 209)

JennyRad

Some excellent mature Gouda in Asda.

Though I think Esme's best bet is Aldi - I bet that's pan-European. Gouda, Manchego, Parmesan, all first rate.

HorstVogel - 29 Sep 2021 18:53:07 (#20 of 209)

It's becoming common place here (and so far, not fucked up by Brexit).

not sure about the requirements of origin for Farmhouse Cheddar, but surely such loveliness should be without Brexit concerns.

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