Discussion in 'Wintervaltide - Xmas and Year Review 2011' started by ringo, Dec 8, 2011.
it is, but not the easiest to make with kids, this one is dolloping in a big bowl and stirring
I'm going to La Cave a Fromage this year rather than Rippons as they are stocking a cheese I've been trying to source.
ooh that is an easy recipe... I have found myself with a few hours spare this afternoon - quite tempted to give that a go. annoying to have to wait for the base to set though.... I ought not to make it though...
it could be your eve of christmas eve cake though
I'll swap you a slice for christmas fudge?
my aunty's coming to stay, she'd love it and gaijinboy. but sooooooooo much naughtiness....
it's christmas, naughtiness is allowed! stick some berries on top to ease your conscience
I've just remembered the soft cheese I have in the fridge is half fat. That wouldn't do would it?
secret from someone on here? you can't tell us you need a cheese and then not which one!!!
(I've gone all angry this afternoon )
I shall be trying to find a source of Lancashire Blue and Cotherstone. The latter being a great winter cheese. The former being the best cheese there is.
I will tell you tomorrow if you really want to know. I can now confirm that La Cave a Fromages is bloody pricey.
So far on my Xmas cheeseboard:
Bleu de Causses
Probably "need" a good cheddar, and maybe one other. We also have emmental.
Bought some Stilton, Danish Blue, Emmenthal and and some Cheddar spiced with ginger that I thought sounded nice. Woman in front of me in the queue spent 120 quid on cheese alone.
I resisted the purchase of some 'Stinking Bishop' although I will have to try it one day.
And I thought I was being extravagant!
Stinking Bishop is nice but my favourite whiffy cheese is Epoisses.
I know. I thought she deserved a round of applause really.
Fuckin 'ell, I've seen the photo of the space beside your bed. I'm starting to picture you as the type of bloke that ends up on one of those programmes.
My fridge is starting to fill up with cheeses.
At the moment there's
white stilton with some fruit in it
some spreadable blue cheese
soft and hard goats cheese (but these have been earmarked for Ottolenghi's garlic tart)
and some mozzarella which will be cooked with and not make it onto the board
Okay, as well as the Bowland and the Barkham Blue we now have
Gruyere (some for cooking)
whole Camembert (to bake)
Doux de Montagne
Cave aged Cheddar (hurrah!)
3 small truckles of Cornish Brie, Stilton with Apricots and Double Gloucester with Chives (Mr.QofG's choice, I don't really like it!)
Biscuit wise we have a Jacobs selection box and some oatcakes
I'm tempted to make two, as the last one I made didn't last very long
was more interested for the thread, I will have forgotten by tonight
ok, final list, I'm not allowed (don't need) to buy any more
aged double gloucester
soft goats cheese
cream cheese (for having with salmon yum)
feta (will be baked)
halloumi (will be grilled)
Got macaroni cheese planned for one day next week
Yeap, I still can't decide which cheeses to use in mine, but it's going to be cheesy.
My toddler is addicted to Babybels. We have one of those fondue bowls, but I've not introduced her to it yet, bit worried about its napalm qualities.
Where do you buy cheese?
you probably missed this on the knitting thread
I also have edam, cheddar and pecorino in the fridge, but they're pretty much always there. I have a cheese problem I think
Oh I forgot, we've got some cream cheese as well but that's for cooking!
Lavenders. Pretty good selection in there.
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