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Christmas is cheesy.

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by mhambi, Dec 21, 2012.

  1. mhambi

    mhambi κολασμένος

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    So... I like to expose my kids to new things on occasion. Too often it's ranch dressing and Golden Corral. I like them to at least see that there's a big wide world out there...

    Usually on Christmas we just have lots of snacks out and don't really have a meal per se. This year the theme is CHEESE!

    After scouring local markets, local farmers, and a few internet scores, this is what I have so far:

    Gruyère
    Camembert
    Smoked Provolone
    Burrata
    Havarti
    Delft Blauw (bleu)
    Añejo
    Brie
    'Oud' Gouda
    Mizithra
    Manchego
    Extra Sharp Cheddar

    To go with it all I have a few varieties of crackers, a couple kinds of apples, grapes, and some smoked salmon.

    Then we get to talk about the places these cheeses come from, how they're made, history, etc...

    Any cheese aficionado want to chime in on what they'd add, or their favorites?
     
  2. okie

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    What time we eating and what should I bring:headscratch::supergrin:
     

  3. okie

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    I'm about as far as you can get from an aficionado -- pretty content with Velveeta when I ate cheese -- and while not particularly exotic, my girls like squeaky cheese (cheese curds) around the holidays.

    -ArtificialGrape
     
  5. mhambi

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    a) all day

    b) your favorite cheese!


    :supergrin:


    Okie, the gruyere is a delicious 'swiss' type cheese. I know this because I opened the package to sample it and had to go buy another.
     
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    mhambi κολασμένος

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    Oh, I forgot, there's also some smoked ham from a local farmer that's to die for.

    AG - good idea... some cheddar curds would be great!
     
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    I've always been a fruit 'n cheese platter type of guy. I enjoy restaurants that offer such on a dessert menu; sadly, it isn't found often enough.

    Good on ya for the education lesson. I hope they enjoy it, and your motives behind it.

    Merry Christmas. :)
     
  8. tous

    tous GET A ROPE!

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    You keep eatin' that stuff you turn into a cheese-eating, surrender monkey :shocked:

    <--- can bring a box of Ritz crackers (original) :eat:
     
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    Better give those kids some coffee to keep them awake.
     
  10. lumpy76

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    My thoughts exactly! Sounds like the eating will be great though.
     
  11. Bruce M

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    Limburger










    :whistling:
     
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  12. deputy tom

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    I'll second the Ritz crackers and add a garlic ring bologna and pickles.tom.:supergrin:
     
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    This is news to me...I didn't know there was any cheese other than white american
     
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  14. tous

    tous GET A ROPE!

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    Ring bolgna. :thumbsup:

    Dill or gherkins?

    <--- believes the best use of cheese is as the cheese part of a cheeseburger
     
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    You better serve some prunes for breakfast in the AM. :faint:
     
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    I've had Gruyere it is awesome for sure my friend:thumbsup:
     
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    Vlassic Whole Kosher Dills, Doug. tom.:supergrin:
     
  18. devildog2067

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    Reblochon. It's the cheese of the gods.

    Or maybe that's raclette.

    Hmm.... that's a tough one
     
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    This stuff!!! It's very earthy and goes SO well with a dark beer. Or really anything else. I get it locally
    http://www.gourmet-food.com/gourmet-cheese/red-dragon-cheese-1000287.aspx

    Brie is very good on crackers. Soft and spreadable.

    A marinated fresh mozzarella. And fresh italian bread. Cut the cheese put on bread. pour some of the olive oil on bread. So good.
     
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    BTW the cheddar BETTER not be kraft or Sargento. Talk about bland crap cheese.

    Where are you at? if you are in the great lakes region I can tell you a few local brands to try.