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Steve
3rd July 08, 01:05 PM
Goddamn, I love cheese. I literally eat it EVERYDAY, whenever I feel like it.

No, I have nothing further to add to this thread.

Taken from this thread (http://www.bullshido.net/forums/showthread.php?t=72583).

Seriously, I love the stuff like nothing else. I would more than likely kill myself if I was lactose intolerant knowing what I know now about the joy that is cheese.

Often I eat Pepper Jack:

http://www.recipetips.com/images/glossary/c/cheese_pepperjack.jpg

Smoked Gouda is also one of my favorites:

http://lacubanagringa.files.wordpress.com/2007/07/its-all-gouda.jpg

(whoops, wrong pic)

http://www.karlehmer.com/ProductImages/04770_KingsChoiceSmokedGouda.jpg

My go to cheese for everyday whenever time is, of course, Cheddar (only extra sharp, plz. None of that medium sissy crap):

http://shopuncleharrys.dukestores.duke.edu/images/cooler%20031.jpg
^^yum.

Soft cheese is pretty damn good too, thought I don't eat it nearly as often as I'd like. Lately I've been enjoying the value in the Laughing Cow brand of soft cheeses (I can get a pack at my local Bartell Drugs (http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&ct=res&cd=1&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.bartelldrugs.com%2F&ei=ThRtSIbEKY_EswPcu6XcDQ&usg=AFQjCNGmi5doz0GodMRknbodQh7CH_G0IQ&sig2=v9pZ-VovziYIRZFZIwJIMg) for under $3):

http://jerle.free.fr/blog/images/restaurant-alimentation/vache_qui_rit.jpg
I know, a drug store that sells cheese??? THAT'S BECAUSE IT IS SO DAMN GOOD FOR YOU.

This is only a brief intro into the depths of my love of Cheese. Please contribute and make this the best 4th of July evar.

Thank you.

WarPhalange
3rd July 08, 01:08 PM
Fuck you hippy, this is the only cheese I buy and/or eat. Ever.

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/96/220722122_93f92a4507.jpg?v=

It's fucking individually wrapped, okay. Yeah, so is your Goualdne cheese, but mine comes in slices for those who are too lazy or inept to use a knife.

HappyOldGuy
3rd July 08, 01:11 PM
Stinky blue stilton.

http://www.stockwell-house.co.uk/babystilton_image.jpg

Stinky blue gorgonzola

http://www.365cheeses.com/images/102_st_agur.jpg

Not at all stinky or blue parmigiano reggiano

http://www.365cheeses.com/images/001_parmigiano_reggiano.jpg

Steve
3rd July 08, 01:13 PM
Fuck you hippy, this is the only cheese I buy and/or eat. Ever.

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/96/220722122_93f92a4507.jpg?v=

It's fucking individually wrapped, okay. Yeah, so is your Goualdne cheese, but mine comes in slices for those who are too lazy or inept to use a knife.

Pffft!!! American??? You must be fucking kidding me. What shit.

WarPhalange
3rd July 08, 01:44 PM
Fuck you, you unpatriotic hippy commie. The 4th of JULY and you don't want AMERICAN cheese? Get the fuck out of here. I bet you don't even wear a flag lapel pin.

HappyOldGuy
3rd July 08, 01:57 PM
Fuck you, you unpatriotic hippy commie. The 4th of JULY and you don't want AMERICAN cheese? Get the fuck out of here. I bet you don't even wear a flag lapel pin.

American cheese is neither.

(It was invented in switzerland, and if you don't understand why it isn't cheese, you need to explore the cuilinary possibilities of a shotgun barrel)

WarPhalange
3rd July 08, 01:59 PM
Fuck you. American cheese is as American as a hotdog or hamburger or freedom fries.

Steve
3rd July 08, 02:48 PM
Dude, cheese is awesome all by itself.

I do know what you mean about pairing it with another food, though. But for me, when I do that, it's like putting my dessert on top of my entree, it's that fucking good.

Speaking of:

http://images-cdn01.associatedcontent.com/image/A7625/76258/300_76258.jpg

If anyone even considered mixing bleu cheese (yes, I prefer the snooty spelling) with ice cream a good idea, I would try it in a heartbeat!

maofas
3rd July 08, 03:39 PM
Parmigiano reggiano is good, but it's high maintenance. Most stores don't take proper care of it and it gets this sharp flavor it's not supposed to have.

Favorite is too hard to say, I like trying new stuff all the time, and I only remember half their names, but I could eat this stuff every single damn day and never get sick of it:

http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-manchego.htm

On a side note, in my fridge atm I've got some tobasco-flavored jack from the plain ole supermarket that I just can't believe how fucking good it is. Nothing from an ordinary supermarket should be allowed to taste this good.

RaiNnyX4
3rd July 08, 03:45 PM
Cheese is glorious! I love a nice European lunch of cheese, bread, fruit, and wine.

Ok, everyone's top five cheeses. GO!

1. Munster
2. Brie/Camembert
3. Pepper Jack
4. Mozzarella
5. Cheddar

MSphinx
3rd July 08, 03:46 PM
Jesus fuck do I love cheese.

There are these cheesemongers in town. I cannot walk past them without popping in and buying some unique farmhouse stuff.

http://www.ijmellischeesemonger.com/products.htm

For the brands you can get the supermarket though, you can't beat these:

Gotta love the stinking bishop.

http://z.about.com/d/gouk/1/0/9/9/-/-/PICT0174.jpg

And some camembert.

http://www.dkimages.com/discover/previews/1544/11652168.JPG

My favourite though has to be Roquefort.

http://www.dkimages.com/discover/previews/884/20102630.JPG

MEGA JESUS-SAMA
3rd July 08, 03:46 PM
havarti and pepperjack

p.s. fuck brie and camembert

Steve
3rd July 08, 03:51 PM
Awesome, it's almost time for my lunch break.

MEGA JESUS-SAMA
3rd July 08, 03:53 PM
more food is the last thing your fat ass needs

WarPhalange
3rd July 08, 03:54 PM
Any cheese where I can see the mold is not OK in my book.

jubei33
3rd July 08, 04:16 PM
yeah brie, camembert are up there, they love it here and sell it everywhere so its easy to get. Smoked gouda is good. Danish Havarti is good on sandwiches, or Amish swiss with all those little air holes. Edam, maybe...ah mimolete was really good, that happy orange color and nuts.

I passed through LA and got some 'bathtub' manchego that was pretty good.


Any cheese where I can see the mold is not OK in my book.
I prescribe more penicillin for you

Steve
3rd July 08, 04:42 PM
more food is the last thing your fat ass needs

You seriously need to get some new material. You've used that one like 6-7 times this week alone.

Besides, Pizdoff thinks I'm skinny, so it must be true:

http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i141/forstevee/ScreenHunter_01Jul031439.gif

MEGA JESUS-SAMA
3rd July 08, 05:32 PM
cake with cupcakes on top of it

sounds pretty gross

MEGA JESUS-SAMA
3rd July 08, 05:33 PM
who's down for an anorexia contest? we'll post how little we've eaten, the number of times we've purged and pictures of the vomit, then at the end of three weeks we'll see who is the most beautiful.

Steve
3rd July 08, 05:44 PM
sounds pretty gross

My former gf made it for me. It wasn't the best cake I've had but she's a pretty good cook and the cupcakes we're an impressive touch.

MEGA JESUS-SAMA
3rd July 08, 05:45 PM
that just sounds like too much sweet shit. like eating sugar or frosting, or eating pizza every day. it sounds like a fantastic idea (when you're 8) until you actually do it.

MEGA JESUS-SAMA
3rd July 08, 05:48 PM
who's down for an anorexia contest? we'll post how little we've eaten, the number of times we've purged and pictures of the vomit, then at the end of three weeks we'll see who is the most beautiful.

i'm about to drink a soda but i don't want to become fat. i think i'll take it back to the kitchen.

by the way pizdoff calling you fat is like phrost calling you bald.

Cullion
3rd July 08, 06:12 PM
Serioous question:

A good friend of mine at work is from the US. He has no other close American friends in Oxford currently. His girlfriend is English, and all his close friends at work are European (majority English by a big margin). We're having a barbecue and a lot of drinks tomorrow night to help him celebrate July 4th. What would be the best gift to cheer him up whilst he's kind of isolated from his culture?

He's originally from near Chicago if that helps.

MEGA JESUS-SAMA
3rd July 08, 06:13 PM
fireworks and beer. it'll be just like america

Cullion
3rd July 08, 06:19 PM
Beer here is no problem, but fireworks will be hard to pull off, we'll be in a small yard in the back of an urban house. There are all sorts of harshly enforced safety ordnances against amateur explosives in urban residential areas.

Any food suggestions ?

I don't mind reading recipes, buying american BBQ sauces and buying particular cuts of meat. He seems to like hotdogs made out of polish sausage and using gherkin relish and mild american-style mustard (american style mustard seems to be more processed and synthetic version of German and other Central European mild and sweet mustards).

Anything else a bit fancier that would be nice traditional surprise for an Illinois man ?

Steve
3rd July 08, 06:19 PM
What would be the best gift to cheer him up whilst he's kind of isolated from his culture?

Cheer him up? I would be congratulating him.

Seriously, is he really that patriotic?

Cullion
3rd July 08, 06:23 PM
He postally voted for Obama in the Illinois Democrat primary and smokes weed now and then, but I still know that this stuff is a big family occasion for him back home. He's not a marching band and 'hail to the chief' type of guy, but we're his friends and we don't want him to feel alone and homesick.

Steve
3rd July 08, 06:25 PM
He postally voted for Obama in the Illinois Democrat primary and smokes weed now and then, but I still know that this stuff is a big family occasion for him back home. He's not a marching band and 'hail to the chief' type of guy, but we're his friends and we don't want him to feel alone and homesick.

Ah, I see. You're a good mate, Cullion.


Any food suggestions ?

If you're going to do hot dogs go with the Wrigley Field style hot dog (http://www.foodnetwork.com/food/recipes/recipe/0,1977,FOOD_9936_24551,00.html). Might bring back some fond memories of watching the Cubs lose at baseball.

Steve
3rd July 08, 06:29 PM
And to get the cheese part you could make Old Chicago style Italian Nachos (http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20080206131755AA195Kd).

Cullion
3rd July 08, 06:32 PM
Ok, I see all-beef sausage specified there. Anybody got a brand? In the UK I can certainly get all-beef sausages from a local butchers that will be good quality, but I'm expecting that in Chicago they're using a variant of the classic frankfurter with some spice combo. I live not too far from an airbase with some American troops stationed there. so I might be able to get an exact american brand from their store if I have a brand name.

Also, wtf is Catsup? I've seen it in barbecue sauce recipes on the web, but it's not a name for a sauce or ingredient in use here?

Cullion
3rd July 08, 06:33 PM
Italian Nachos, check, yep I can do those with ingredients I know.

MEGA JESUS-SAMA
3rd July 08, 06:35 PM
Catsup = retarded ketchup

MEGA JESUS-SAMA
3rd July 08, 06:36 PM
I don't think they're actually IS a difference between catsup and ketchup. i think it's like gang-is khan or chin-gis khan

Cullion
3rd July 08, 06:38 PM
So, just ketchup, or ketchup with something extra in it?

Ketchup here is tomatoes, vinegar and sugar with varying levels of real ingredient and processed ingredients depending on price. Top end is basically Italian passata (fresh sieved tomatoes) with some kind of natural sweetner like honey, cane sugar or molasses and balsamic vinegar in it. Bottom end is a cheap Heinz-brand knockofff. Where does 'catsup' fit into that?

Cullion
3rd July 08, 06:38 PM
ok, got it, 'catsup' means basic heinz tomato ketchup.

Steve
3rd July 08, 06:39 PM
Ok, I see all-beef sausage specified there. Anybody got a brand? In the UK I can certainly get all-beef sausages from a local butchers that will be good quality, but I'm expecting that in Chicago they're using a variant of the classic frankfurter with some spice combo. I live not too far from an airbase with some American troops stationed there. so I might be able to get an exact american brand from their store if I have a brand name.

Hmmm, there doesn't seem to be any specific brand name used. Just something better than packaged hot dogs should be fine. Also, here is another interesting take on Chicago style hot dogs (http://www.enginova.com/chicago_hot_dogs.htm).


Also, wtf is Catsup? I've seen it in barbecue sauce recipes on the web, but it's not a name for a sauce or ingredient in use here?

Regular Ketchup is fine.

Cullion
3rd July 08, 06:48 PM
Actually I remember him saying 'real chicago dogs have no ketchup', and the ones he make himself quickly for lunch are just gherkins and mustard based.

I'll go with the second recipe and the Chicago Italian Nachos.

Thanks guys.

Cullion
3rd July 08, 06:48 PM
Actually I remember him saying 'real chicago dogs have no ketchup', and the ones he make himself quickly for lunch are just gherkins and mustard based.

I'll go with the second recipe and the Chicago Italian Nachos.

Thanks guys.

jubei33
3rd July 08, 06:54 PM
maybe deep dish pizza? chicago style might be do-able to make if you're good with dough, but then again hot dogs and nachos are probably easier.

You're a good friend, btw +

from (http://www.pizzamaking.com/dkm_chicago.php) the aptly named pizzamaking.com

food network also has a similar recipe (http://www.foodnetwork.com/food/recipes/recipe/0,1977,FOOD_9936_21809,00.html)

I haven't tired either, but they look all right. needs more cheese in my opinion, maybe some nice mozzarella (back on topic )

Cullion
5th July 08, 05:27 AM
The chicago hotdogs did the trick. He spent the whole evening drinking Canadian whiskey, and speaking in a faggot-lisp whilst wearing a big stars and stripes as a superman cape.

Kiko
5th July 08, 07:15 AM
http://msnbcmedia2.msn.com/j/msnbc/Components/Photos/070630/070630_bigCheese_hmed9p.hmedium.jpg

Or the whole thing...

http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20080703/capt.f7d5ab5543c64b60b1e8771e7160a706.cheese_sculp ture_ny123.jpg?x=400&y=283&sig=L7AG045B0n5fjdwXLbUp0g--

Steve
5th July 08, 01:26 PM
The chicago hotdogs did the trick. He spent the whole evening drinking Canadian whiskey, and speaking in a faggot-lisp whilst wearing a big stars and stripes as a superman cape.

LOL, excellent.