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Kingspoint
03-21-2010, 02:14 AM
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Check out this link for the International Cheese Contest for 2010 held in Wisconsin and find out who had the best cheeses in the World for every category.

Click on the blue link that says "Back to All Classes".

I gave you the link for "Best Cheddar Cheeses" won by Tillamook Cheddar, Medium Yellow.

http://worldchampioncheese.org/_apps/contest_results/?cal_info=34&class=Class%202

klw
03-22-2010, 06:41 AM
How did your brackets do? I had Tillamook Chedder going out in the sweet 16 to Ken Hall of Cabot so I busted.

Roy Tucker
03-22-2010, 12:51 PM
Costco has Tillamook.

I prefer the sharp white cheddar. Darn tasty. Makes a great grilled cheese sandwich.

westofyou
03-22-2010, 01:16 PM
Tillamook's factory is on my way to the ocean, it's great stop buy and watch em make ice cream and cheese, and get a big wheel.

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_lVwUJuUXMHY/SiScFyb4rHI/AAAAAAAAC7M/ov7aEzXZdNc/s400/tillamook+1+sm.jpg

I love their white cheddeer and their swiss and pepper jack are way underrated too.

Kingspoint
03-22-2010, 02:26 PM
Costco has Tillamook.

I prefer the sharp white cheddar. Darn tasty. Makes a great grilled cheese sandwich.

The "white cheddar" finished 4th overall internationally among cheddar cheeses.

JaxRed
03-22-2010, 02:36 PM
Hard for me to talk cheese without recalling this classic commercial

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-5v9i04XsqU

pedro
03-22-2010, 03:17 PM
I know a guy who recently opened a cheese bar here in Portland. haven't been there yet but it sounds good.

http://www.oregonlive.com/dining/index.ssf/2010/03/cheese_bars_steve_jones_is_liv.html

Yachtzee
03-22-2010, 03:31 PM
Blessed are the cheesemakers. . . ;)

Seems like their World Championship is missing entrants from a number of countries. That's not to say the competitors aren't great cheesemakers. The lack of Italian, French, British and German entrants just seems odd. And why a category for "Cheese Food?" Is that the Velveeta/Cheese Whiz category?

westofyou
03-22-2010, 04:14 PM
Blessed are the cheesemakers. . . ;)

Seems like their World Championship is missing entrants from a number of countries. That's not to say the competitors aren't great cheesemakers. The lack of Italian, French, British and German entrants just seems odd. And why a category for "Cheese Food?" Is that the Velveeta/Cheese Whiz category?
I'll take French/Dutch cheese over any in america myself.

Yachtzee
03-22-2010, 11:26 PM
I'll take French/Dutch cheese over any in america myself.

I used to live on fresh-baked bauernbrot, cheese, sardines and some veggies from the local farmer's market during my European journeys. Something as simple as a kaesesemmel (emmentaler cheese and butter on a crusty roll) was a great lunch. Cheese always seems to taste best in the region from which it comes.

OldRightHander
03-23-2010, 12:19 AM
I'll take French/Dutch cheese over any in america myself.

I'm fond of Dutch cheese as well, but I do like good Colby.

LoganBuck
03-23-2010, 07:44 AM
I'll take French/Dutch cheese over any in America myself.

I find "French" cheese to be pretentious, can't say I have ever had much "Dutch" cheese. We have plenty of unique handcrafted cheeses in this country. The list from this competition was good, but there are many artisan cheese makers around this country. I am not a fan of many mass produced products, but I do enjoy some of the aged Cabot cheeses.

Here are two of my favorites hand crafted artisan cheeses. Bravo farms in California will make you cry.

http://www.bravofarms.com/ known for their cheddar.
http://www.oakvalecheese.com/index.html known for their gouda.

hebroncougar
03-23-2010, 09:49 AM
I'll take Provel over anything. And I can't find it outside of St. Louis.

westofyou
03-23-2010, 10:01 AM
I find "French" cheese to be pretentious, can't say I have ever had much "Dutch" cheese. We have plenty of unique handcrafted cheeses in this country. The list from this competition was good, but there are many artisan cheese makers around this country. I am not a fan of many mass produced products, but I do enjoy some of the aged Cabot cheeses.

Here are two of my favorites hand crafted artisan cheeses. Bravo farms in California will make you cry.

http://www.bravofarms.com/ known for their cheddar.
http://www.oakvalecheese.com/index.html known for their gouda.

My experience with French cheese was good, it was also in France so the price was right and the choices many, many of the high end french cheeses are pretentious, most high end cheeses are though from my experience. I like a good hard cheese, or a fresh milk type, simple wins me over most of the time and simple usually flies under the radar.

Yachtzee
03-23-2010, 11:55 AM
My experience with French cheese was good, it was also in France so the price was right and the choices many, many of the high end french cheeses are pretentious, most high end cheeses are though from my experience. I like a good hard cheese, or a fresh milk type, simple wins me over most of the time and simple usually flies under the radar.

In my experience, the best way to find good cheese in a region is to find out what the locals eat.

Nugget
03-26-2010, 06:48 PM
I have a question that I gotten an explanation to (other than its the way of american cheese) but why is american cheese and american cheddar so orange?

westofyou
03-26-2010, 09:23 PM
I have a question that I gotten an explanation to (other than its the way of american cheese) but why is american cheese and american cheddar so orange?

Dye to differentiate the cheese was made popular in England, I believe it's just a continuation of it.

Now the opposite effect is targeted.

westofyou
03-27-2010, 08:59 PM
Nothing beats an aged Gouda

http://foodienyc.blogs.com/photos/uncategorized/sept26_037.jpg

LoganBuck
03-27-2010, 09:25 PM
Does this board have rules against food porn?

WOY, you have got to try the Gouda from that Oakvale Farm link I posted. Great stuff. Pricey though.

westofyou
03-27-2010, 09:32 PM
Does this board have rules against food porn?

WOY, you have got to try the Gouda from that Oakvale Farm link I posted. Great stuff. Pricey though.

Yeah, i'll get some sent to my in-laws next time I'm in town, we can all enjoy it.

Yachtzee
03-27-2010, 10:57 PM
The power of Chees-us compels you!