Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Q: Your Favorite Cheese

Happy Ash Wednesday, better known as the day we all recover from Fat Tuesday. Hopefully, no one is giving up anything drastic for Lent -- like meat, chocolate, cheese, or any other goodies. It's been a slow news week (or I've just been slow.) I've got *nothing* for you guys today. So, here's a question for you: What's your favorite cheese? Can you get it in Indy? If so, where? If not, where do you order it?

13 comments:

silver said...

So many....

For dessert cheeses, mine is Fourme d'Ambert. So far the only place that sells anything close to real locally is the Cheese Shop (please, please correct me if I'm wrong) and theirs is often...umm...elderly. It's a strong blue that I love with a Sauternes-style wine. Or actual Sauternes, if the check cleared.

For non-dessert cheese, one called Landres. They sometimes have it at Kahn's Barn O Wine, but if they don't, I order it at Murray's. Strong brie style, practically liquid when it's REALLY a good one. Yum.

Ed said...

Great Midwest Wild Morel and Leek Jack. available at most good grocers like Meijer

Stacy said...

Dubliner! I haven't found a wine that I don't like with it yet!
I can always find it at Vine & Table, most of the time at The Fresh Market, and sometimes at Marsh.
V&T has the lowest price of them all and they also have it available behind the counter to get as much as you want!

Anonymous said...

Stacy: Costco has carried Dubliner in the past, in large blocks! Unfortunately I haven't seen it at the Michigan Road location lately, but their inventory (of everything) changes a lot.

Jim said...

Parmigiano Reggiano.

Donald said...

I love Dubliner as well. I've found it at Marsh, Super Target and most recently in HUGE blocks at the Castleton Costco.

As for Lent... Since I'm not Catholic (or even Christian, fwiw) I'm once again celebrating by giving up self-denial.

braingirl said...

Mmmm. Parm. I love a good salty one, aged, crumbled up and eaten straight with good olive oil, a few drops of basalmic, and bread. Also, Swiss Connection does an Indiana Parm that's pretty darn good -- made with whole milk, not the traditional skim, so it's got a higher moisture content. Really salty and a great pair with a dry sparkler.

I've been loving aged goat cheeses lately -- the Midnight Moon and Old Kentucky Tomme. (Mmmmm, Capriole) Also, that cheddar Chris had in at the Goose, and then he had that three milk blend, very sharp with blue veins. Wow. Like blow your mind good. Makes me so ready for summer when you can buy overheated, gooey, Piper's Pyramids at the Capriole stand at the farmer's market.

sgillie said...

What a cruel game. To a cheese lover, all great cheeses are their favorite.

At Christmas time, though,I bought a triple-creme goat cheese from Cork and Cracker and it was out of this world.

I forgot it's name and I've been meaning to go back and buy all of them.

Allison said...

Amish Horseradish found at Wilson Farm Market in Westfield (they are also at most of the area farmer's markets in season)

Carrie said...

I tried a Moroccan type of cheddar (I believe it was cheddar) from Trader Joes and really enjoyed it. They also have a caramelized onion cheese that I like a lot.

I second the Dubliner and the Parm Reggiano!!

sewaneegal said...

Epoisses, a soft cheese from the Burgundy region of France. It may be the stankest cheese there is (or at least my sister's friends in Paris think so), but it's taste is quite mild and creamy. People will make a face when they smell it, but if you can get them to try it, most people agree its delicious! It's available at Wild Oats, Taste Cafe, and Cork and Cracker at last check.

SCUBAchef said...

braingirl said:
"Mmmm. Parm. I love a good salty one"

Also a good 5-year-old gouda; though it can get waxy, when it's good, it has that perfect salty/creamy balance. And Arina Geitenkaas (Goat Gouda) has always been a reliable crowd-pleaser.

braingirl said...

Aged Gouda -- yes, especially the really ones that are crumbly. And I *love* goat gouda. I think Eley had one in a couple of weeks ago.

But my new "best cheese ever"? The Cypress Grove Truffle Tremor. Holy. Moly. Truffle flavored, squishy, gooey goat cheese. (Found it at The Goose.) May get over there for some more, today, in fact.