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Old Aug 19th 2014, 7:10 pm
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Default Can we have a cheese thread please?

Having just hijacked a thread on moving to NS to discuss the price and location of raclette cheese in Toronto, I thought we should discuss cheese separately...

So I can imagine it would be extremely interesting to have this thread to share cheese stories... I'm sure you all agree?
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1,000 words.
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Old Aug 19th 2014, 7:22 pm
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$50? That is mighty conservative Mr dbd, where did you stash the rest?
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Old Aug 19th 2014, 7:25 pm
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$50? That is mighty conservative Mr dbd, where did you stash the rest?
At that time we lived nearer the market and so fetched cheese "little and often".
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At that time we lived nearer the market and so fetched cheese "little and often".
Oh, this is a vintage cheese photo? lol
I am looking forward to buying cheese, I thought maybe I would need to go to Quebec but this is very fortunate and I am very grateful... however I need cancoillotte now that I have thought of it again!
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Oh, this is a vintage cheese photo? lol
This is a real vintage cheese photo. The stand has since been redecorated.
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And this is one of those, johnny-come-lately cheese stands, I suppose it's only been there 10 years.
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Value for money, $7 at No Frill and Loblaws, strong taste too
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This is a real vintage cheese photo. The stand has since been redecorated.
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And this is one of those, johnny-come-lately cheese stands, I suppose it's only been there 10 years.
Although for cheese lovers both are appealing... I love those types of markets.

There was a cheese I once bought in France a bit like "Belle des Champs", it was 90% fat so it just melted away in your mouth...can't remember what it was called but as an occasional treat it really was to die for!
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Oh, this is a vintage cheese photo? lol
I am looking forward to buying cheese, I thought maybe I would need to go to Quebec but this is very fortunate and I am very grateful... however I need cancoillotte now that I have thought of it again!
Pop over to Quebec and you will be able to buy it

- Fiche fromage
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Pop over to Quebec and you will be able to buy it

- Fiche fromage
Oh fantastic!!! Do you fancy a road trip? lol
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Check Costco for cheese. That is our go-to for most cheeses, the prices are very good. Just last week I bought a 280g block of Balderson 4-Year Cheddar for $13.59, a wedge of Beemster Dutch Cheese, can't remember the weight (maybe 200-250g?) for $9.99, and a 1.5kg or so wedge of parmesan cheese for $29.94 (lasts months!). They also regularly carry the large wheels of Cambozola cheese, maybe 6-7" diameter, for $11 or so. Good prices and a pretty good selection. Highly recommend.
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We have just had some family over, and they were kind enough to bring a couple of packs of pilgrims choice extra mature. Mmmm
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Value for money, $7 at No Frill and Loblaws, strong taste too
Yep, PC's extra old is pretty good. So is Cracker Barrel's version.

It comes in 400g size for the same price as 500g of the others but it's significantly better. Even better again when it's available for just under $4 on weekend specials or $5 at other times. Proper colour too.

What is the point of Monterey Jack and Havarti? Utterly bland. And the same higher price as extra old too.

There's more flavour to the ordinary 'old' ones. Even the marble stuff has more flavour.
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Monterey Jack I'm not crazya bout, but some Havartis are good! More of a creamier cheese. There's an eastern European grocery store near me, Starskys, that has a giant mother cheese counter that does about 30 different varieties of Havarti, for stupidly cheap prices. And their havarti is fantastic, the jalapeno havarti is a favourite in our house... toast up half a bagel, slap a piece of havarti on it... delicious. There are good havartis and bad ones, though... the standard packaged ones I find are pretty bland, but good havarti is delicious.
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