Cheese as a treat

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Cheese as a treat

Postby time_on_fire » Fri Feb 06, 2009 9:10 pm

I love cheese. Sweet cheese, savory cheese, spicy cheese, hard cheese, soft cheese, goat cheese, cow cheese - I don't think I've ever met a cheese I didn't like.

But I try not to eat toooo much cheese.

I love fancy cheeses, but jeeze, they can get expensive, and I only want a little.

Recently at my Whole Foods, I found they have a little bin of bits and pieces of the good stuff, usually scraps left from cutting, they cost under $3. I got a wensleydale with cranberry that was fantastic, and next time I hope to pick up a hard parmesian-type cheese to have with basalmic vinegar.

Anyway, I like these little snazzy scraps as a treat for my bentos.
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Re: Cheese as a treat

Postby gfbentomom » Sat Feb 07, 2009 6:57 am

Me too! I have dairy issues though :( so I live vicariously throught kiddo now :lol: . I also buy him some from WF for treats from time to time. Haven't seen those bins but I usually pick through the display. I get the smallest, cheapest piece that I can and shoot for under $3. It usually goes a ways if you add in a few cubes here and there. That cranberry cheese is good(from what I hear). He loves the smoked gouda too.
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Re: Cheese as a treat

Postby Rabbit » Sat Feb 07, 2009 11:07 pm

I love cheese! Unfortunately where I currently live it's very expensive to import the good cheeses. I traveled through Amsterdam a few months ago and picked up a kilo of gouda. What a treat! We get a pretty good fromage du Congo, which is melty and is yummy in baked macaroni and cheese. There's some brie available here, but I question the quality of the refrigeration techniques used to get it from Europe to here. And there are goats everywhere here, but I can't seem to find any goat cheese.

I'm drooling, thinking about that cranberry Wensleydale. Right now I'm living vicariously through other cheese eaters!
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Re: Cheese as a treat

Postby QChan » Sun Feb 08, 2009 6:38 pm

Mmmmmm I love cheese as well, at my last job we had a cheese board out for the guest everynight, which meant there were cheese ends waiting for us the next day(Plus we at the cheese board when the guests didn't).


I think my absolute favorite cheese ever is Oka, that and bourison(herb and garlic flavor of course)

MmMmmMMmmmm

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Re: Cheese as a treat

Postby Bunny » Sun Feb 08, 2009 8:35 pm

I've been shopping that "Cheeses for about $3" bin for a year or so, now. (It used to be "about $2.")
I find that, in my WF, that bin gets picked over pretty well. If I go during the week (which is rare), I can get some really nice stuff. But if I go on Saturday (more typical for me), it's mostly hard, dry cheeses, which aren't my favorite.

Sometimes, though, I can find a nice bit of deliciousness.
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Re: Cheese as a treat

Postby time_on_fire » Mon Feb 09, 2009 11:17 am

Mmmm... hard dry cheese shaved and sprinkeled with basalmic vinegar... mmm... on top of roasted vegetables.....

I think I'm an addict. When's lunch??
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Re: Cheese as a treat

Postby Biggie » Mon Feb 09, 2009 12:26 pm

time_on_fire wrote:Mmmm... hard dry cheese shaved and sprinkeled with basalmic vinegar... mmm... on top of roasted vegetables.....

Ooh, sounds like an "umami" paradise!
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Re: Cheese as a treat

Postby Megs » Mon Feb 16, 2009 4:45 pm

It's nothing fancy, but I just looooove fresh cheddar cheese curds! I live in Wisconsin and these are tradition. The fresh ones taste great and have a ton of moisture, thus some call them "squeeky cheese". These are my husband's favorite to find in his lunch, too!
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Re: Cheese as a treat

Postby Biggie » Mon Feb 16, 2009 5:32 pm

Megs wrote:It's nothing fancy, but I just looooove fresh cheddar cheese curds!

I used to live in Wisconsin, and I CRAVE squeaky cheese curds fresh from a dairy farm. :mrgreen: I've been able to find cheese curds here, but they're never fresh enough to squeak. :( If I ever found them I would definitely put them in a bento lunch!
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Re: Cheese as a treat

Postby time_on_fire » Mon Feb 16, 2009 5:47 pm

cheese curds?

Is that what Canadians put on putin? I've never even seen the stuff!
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