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Sorta OT - How to cut the cheese (and serve it)

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Botch
Botch Posts: 15,612
Yeah, my inner 13-year old enjoyed writing that.   =)  In this Epicurious video, a cheese expert gives the history of thirty-one different cheeses, how they're made, how to cut them (see?) and what to serve them with.  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fTgm36y884c
 
On EweTube, below the video, is a list of the cheeses, with a link  that jumps to each type in the video for easy reference; Nice!  
A local grocery store chain here in utard, Harmons, has set up a "cheese kioske" in their stores, with about 125 different cheeses offered (a very nice bonus living in flyover country).  I've been sampling different ones every week, but the pairing ideas in the video alone (watermelon? butter?) are worth the price of admission alone (she didn't cover my personal favorite, Taleggio, which will stink up your house from inside the refrigerator).  
 
DISCLAIMER: There's a lot of neat kitchen gadgets in this video that I don't have; I assume no responsibility for your wallet nor your waistline (and I'll be pricing Raclette warmers after posting this).  
 
Enjoy!  
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We'll go dancing in the dark,

Walking thru the park, 

And reminiscing....      - LRB

 



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  • nolaegghead
    nolaegghead Posts: 42,102
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    I like cheeosks.  Interesting.   I'll watch later.
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  • RRP
    RRP Posts: 25,930
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    I can't wait to watch this on some rainy day - just right now 42 minutes is a precious length of time to devote (plus my attention span issue LOL).

    I understand that chain and their cheese samplings! We have a Kroger (of all places) 3 miles from here where they actually have a very nice offering of a large array of cheeses, both types and brands - I've never counted nor asked - but for years before the pandemic they actually had trays daily of different cheeses, and the ways to serve and ENJOY them.

    Guess that is what got me in the habit of shopping or at least stopping by there nearly every day. That store developed a great clientele of buyers including us freeloaders who still bought more cheese than we could eat! What intrigued me was the discussion I had with the "in charge" lady there. That Kroger store either put the arm on the various cheese suppliers to underwrite the cost or merely donate their cheeses. My guess is the increased sales was provable incentive enough for any reluctant suppliers to get on the bandwagon.

    D*MN I miss those sampler cheese trays! D*MN that pandemic!
  • caliking
    caliking Posts: 18,750
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    Some Kroger stores carry Murray's cheeses, and some of those have a Murray's counter/kiosk with a variety of cheeses. We don't have one close enough to justify shopping at Kroger, so don't get to one of those very often. 

    Thanks for posting the video. Should be fun to watch.

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  • RRP
    RRP Posts: 25,930
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    caliking said:
    Some Kroger stores carry Murray's cheeses, and some of those have a Murray's counter/kiosk with a variety of cheeses. We don't have one close enough to justify shopping at Kroger, so don't get to one of those very often. 

    Thanks for posting the video. Should be fun to watch.
    BINGO! Murray’s big red slanted  sign has been or I think still is on the face of the building! While not quite as large as the Kroger sign itself!

    I never realized Murray’s was the merchandise driver behind all that! 
  • Battleborn
    Battleborn Posts: 3,408
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    caliking said:
    Some Kroger stores carry Murray's cheeses, and some of those have a Murray's counter/kiosk with a variety of cheeses. We don't have one close enough to justify shopping at Kroger, so don't get to one of those very often. 

    Thanks for posting the video. Should be fun to watch.
    Most Kroger brand stores carry a large selection of Murray cheeses. When we lived in The Woodlands they built a large Kroger Marketplace that had the biggest cheese selection I had seen. Here in Vegas, Smiths (a Kroger brand store) has a pretty large selection for its size. They too are building a Smith Marketplace nearby that I would assume is going to have an even larger selection. 
    Las Vegas, NV


  • RRP
    RRP Posts: 25,930
    edited April 2021
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    for YEARS I have had a favorite saying which I share at the drop of a hat..

    The older you get, DON’T slow down...SPEED UP - there’s LESS time left! 
  • SmokeyPitt
    SmokeyPitt Posts: 10,490
    edited April 2021
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    This is my favorite so far.




    Which came first the chicken or the egg?  I egged the chicken and then I ate his leg. 

  • YukonRon
    YukonRon Posts: 17,023
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    Thank you for sharing this link, My neighborhood is 3 blocks from a Krogers with Murray’s cheeses, everything I have purchased there has been to notch. Their bleu is what I use in my sriracha/bleu cheese coleslaw and dressing, and it absolutely is the star ingredient.


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  • Botch
    Botch Posts: 15,612
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    >BUMP!<
    Had to post this list of over a dozen "cheese myths" I saw this afternoon.
    https://www.theguardian.com/food/2021/dec/06/fromage-fictions-the-14-biggest-cheese-myths-debunked?fbclid=IwAR1Hzye7BEIqUY6CTCcDGOgStJTx9hz950tINqRjZrJT_U8q3gvbMmYENeI
     
    I have to question one of these "myths":  Wrapping cheese in Saran Wrap to best preserve it; that actually works for me.  
     
    A couple decades ago I had read that cheese should be wrapped tightly in butcher paper, then in foil;never in cling-wrap.  Well, it sure seemed my cheese went bad faster by doing that.  Finally, I bought a block of cheese, cut it exactly in half, and wrapped one half in cling-wrap and the other half in paper/foil.  Each day I'd cut a slice of each for snacking, and rewrapping both.  Guess which half spoiled first?  The paper/foil.  
     
    I've used cling-wrap ever since.  Granted, that was a block of mass-produced Kraft cheddar cheese with artificial colors and lord-knows-what-else in it, maybe that wouldn't work for a truly good cheese.  
     
    And an update about my local "cheese Kiosk": it was torn out a couple weeks ago, but I could see they were remodeling.  Last week, They had a shiny new counter, three times the size of the old, and the cheese selection looked like it had at least doubled.  Despite the worldwide inflation and supply-chain issues going on right now, this made me very, very happy!   :)
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    We'll go dancing in the dark,

    Walking thru the park, 

    And reminiscing....      - LRB

     



  • RRP
    RRP Posts: 25,930
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    Botch said:
    >BUMP!<
    Had to post this list of over a dozen "cheese myths" I saw this afternoon.
    https://www.theguardian.com/food/2021/dec/06/fromage-fictions-the-14-biggest-cheese-myths-debunked?fbclid=IwAR1Hzye7BEIqUY6CTCcDGOgStJTx9hz950tINqRjZrJT_U8q3gvbMmYENeI
     
    I have to question one of these "myths":  Wrapping cheese in Saran Wrap to best preserve it; that actually works for me.  
     
    A couple decades ago I had read that cheese should be wrapped tightly in butcher paper, then in foil;never in cling-wrap.  Well, it sure seemed my cheese went bad faster by doing that.  Finally, I bought a block of cheese, cut it exactly in half, and wrapped one half in cling-wrap and the other half in paper/foil.  Each day I'd cut a slice of each for snacking, and rewrapping both.  Guess which half spoiled first?  The paper/foil.  
     
    I've used cling-wrap ever since.  Granted, that was a block of mass-produced Kraft cheddar cheese with artificial colors and lord-knows-what-else in it, maybe that wouldn't work for a truly good cheese.  
     
    And an update about my local "cheese Kiosk": it was torn out a couple weeks ago, but I could see they were remodeling.  Last week, They had a shiny new counter, three times the size of the old, and the cheese selection looked like it had at least doubled.  Despite the worldwide inflation and supply-chain issues going on right now, this made me very, very happy!   :)
    Thanks for YOUR update! Mine is different since the attractive lady manager got really p*ssed off about something which I still haven’t not been able to find out and quit! 

    Even with COVID restrictions etc etc etc the huge Murray’s brand offfering isn’t appealing and besides the people now working the area can not answer ANY questions much less probably even spell the word cheese!:
  • littlerascal56
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    I drive 60 miles to a meat packing plant in Ellinwood Kansas to buy cheese.  They sell about 20 varieties, but I always buy the smoked pepper Jack, smoked cheddar, and the bacon.  They also make up 1000 German brats every Thursday, and sell out by the weekend.  I see catering trucks stop in there to buy meat, as it’s very reasonably priced Angus Beef!
  • pgprescott
    pgprescott Posts: 14,544
    edited December 2021
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    I always thought the cut cheese was best served in the “Dutch oven” 😜
  • sumoconnell
    sumoconnell Posts: 1,932
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    Found a draft on this post from way back:


    I just attended a team building wine and cheese event.  I've never had a Capra Sarda goat cheese before, it was great! salty exterior with a smooth goat cheese interior.  
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  • ColtsFan
    ColtsFan Posts: 6,388
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    Best served on air biscuits 
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  • Pook
    Pook Posts: 43
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    Murray’s is an amazing place. If you do ever get the chance to go, don’t miss it