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Cheese Update - trinalin thinks things through
Cheese Update
Thanks to Amy & Rachel, I have a variety of cheeses that I've been sampling these past few days. I've now tried them all but the Coombe Farm Cheddar, which I'll probably open tomorrow. I have discovered two very important things.

  1. I really don't like blue Stilton. The flavor is too overpowering. I need a recipe for the blue stilton to go IN, and I think I'll like it better.

  2. Sage Derby is a happy cheese! I was trying to come up with the best description for it while my folks and I were trying it Sunday. And that's the best way I can describe it. It's happy!

Today, I tried the Saxonshires, and I like the combo of flavors as well as the individual cheeses. Unfortunately, I don't know which cheese is which in the combo, but as I liked them individually, I know I'll be safe getting the individual cheeses on their own some time.

The Dorset farmhouse cheddar is very good. It's softer than US cheddars (and is white, like a cheddar should be) but not mushy like mozarella. It has a nice bite, but doesn't overpower like blue Stilton.

I think my idea for soups & cheese&crackers is a good 'un. I need to make a stirfry tomorrow to use up the last of the cabbage (which is a key ingredient in mom's veggie soup), but I then intend to get back to making soups. Elsa's mushroom soup and Amy&Rachel's spicy lentil pot (AKA wedding soup) are next in line for manufacture. I bought a blender this weekend just for the purpose of making the pureed soups like those.

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bossythecow From: bossythecow Date: January 19th, 2005 12:25 pm (UTC) (Link)
broccoli and stilton soup is good, but I don't have a recipe I just throw together cooked broccoli, stilton, cream and stock and liquidise and heat.

Or stilton dip, with mayo or creme fraiche and crumbled stilton beaten together and served with raw veggie crudites and tortilla chips.
trinalin From: trinalin Date: January 22nd, 2005 01:24 am (UTC) (Link)
I think I'm going to try stilton&broccoli soup - that sounds awfully good. Thanks for the suggestion!
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