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Re: Can we talk cheese again?
« Reply #60 on: July 24, 2018, 08:20:22 pm »
I am so bummed. DH and I visited a creamery weekend before last and tasted about 7 of their cheeses. We selected 4 types, spending about $40 in total for about 2lbs of cheese. They had .5 lb portions pre-wrapped instead of cutting and wrapping fresh for us. We tried 1 soon after we returned and it was fine. I opened another Sunday and it had mold that needed to be cut off but since it was a hard cheese, I could salvage about half of it and then put in one of my cheese bags. I opened the other 2 tonight and neither had been wrapped properly and were ruined. They were softer cheese and there was too much moisture.

Never again do I pay premium cheese prices without watching them being cut and wrapped.
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Re: Can we talk cheese again?
« Reply #61 on: July 25, 2018, 07:52:51 am »
Cheese! One of the few things preventing me from going vegan.

Have any of you found any good vegan cheese? Nothing I try comes remotely close to the real thing.

I really like cheese from Sugarbush Farm in Vermont. I have even visited it twice. My favorite is the Smoked Cheddar with Onion.

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Re: Can we talk cheese again?
« Reply #62 on: July 25, 2018, 08:33:09 am »
I eat Paleo but when I want to "cheat" and eat dairy: https://www.cheese.com/cotswold/

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Re: Can we talk cheese again?
« Reply #63 on: July 25, 2018, 06:01:19 pm »
Cheese! One of the few things preventing me from going vegan.

Have any of you found any good vegan cheese? Nothing I try comes remotely close to the real thing.

I really like cheese from Sugarbush Farm in Vermont. I have even visited it twice. My favorite is the Smoked Cheddar with Onion.
Vegan cheese has gotten better in the past few years. It's still not good enough to be eaten alone. However, I have had it in as a part of a dish and it was OK. I am not a vegan but I eat a lot of vegan food.

I am a cheese lover but I am not a huge cheddar fan. I have tried English, Irish and American cheddar. I even bought a small piece of 15-year-old cheddar for some ridiculous price just to see if I could change my mind. I thought it was OK. My favorite cheese is probably Rush Creek Reserve. It probably because it is only available for a limited time. Our most common bought cheese is probably jalapeno Muenster. It's nice on sandwiches and in eggs.

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Re: Can we talk cheese again?
« Reply #64 on: July 26, 2018, 04:16:04 am »
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DH and I visited a creamery weekend before last and tasted about 7 of their cheeses. We selected 4 types, spending about $40 in total for about 2lbs of cheese. They had .5 lb portions pre-wrapped instead of cutting and wrapping fresh for us..... I opened the other 2 tonight and neither had been wrapped properly and were ruined. They were softer cheese and there was too much moisture.

Never again do I pay premium cheese prices without watching them being cut and wrapped.

I would not ever expect a piece of soft moist cheese to keep for a fortnight after being cut, no matter how carefully wrapped, unless it was pasteurised, irradiated, biologically-dead factory-made cheese.