Talk to me about cheese, /ck/
What do you like the most? What do you hate? What do you pair it with?
I've discovered that I really like cheese and wanna try some new things.
I'll have any AOC cheese, in any color. just not sure about the maggot stuff, but that is the only exception.
just had a really nice italian one coated in the grape residue left from wine making. bought it at the market from an italian with loads of strange stuff. it made a fantastic cheese sauce.. tastes mildly of red wine (I think it is from valpolicella).
any eurofag eber had the famous wisconsin cheese or any other cheese imported from the new world? all I get in a regular supermarket is european and local (imported from: fr/it/nl and cheap stuff from de).
Search for your nearest proper deli. I don't know where you are, but here in the UK I can go to mine and if I see one I like they'll let me taste a sliver first, tell me what wines or foods it goes with etc. all for free before I decide whether to buy it, rinse and repeat. Discovered a lovely smoked cheese called Smoked Northumberland last time I went, last week. Ended up talking to this American chap and the cashier for almost half an hour about acceptable substitutes for Gruyère in French onion soup. He thought Comte, the cashier thought Beaufort, I trumped them both with Manchego which is a PDO (i.e. production restrained to a specific geographical area) sheep's milk cheese from La Mancha in Spain. Wanted to try a sliver of Stinking Bishop 'cause it's a novelty I haven't tried before but unfortunately they couldn't cut that one up because it takes them an hour to scrub down the shop after each time they unwrap it. See what there is where you are, find a classy place.
You might like Red Storm from the Snowdonia cheese company, I swear it has actual salt crystals in it.