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mheredgemheredge Posts: 39,129 ✭✭✭✭
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What is your favourite cheese?

Do you like cheese? Some countries, it seems are not so into cheese as others. (Did you know that there are more than 366 types of cheese in France? A different one for every day of the year and a few left over!)

And for wine lovers, cheese tastes even better with a little slurp of wine - and not just red wine either!



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  • GemmaRowlandsGemmaRowlands Moderator Posts: 9,740 mod
    I really like cheese. My partner does too, and we like to try out lots of different flavours. We have many cheeses in our fridge at the moment!
  • mheredgemheredge Posts: 39,129 ✭✭✭✭
    What's your favourite @GemmaRowlands? Do you like stinky cheeses? What about blue cheese?
  • GemmaRowlandsGemmaRowlands Moderator Posts: 9,740 mod
    mheredge said:

    What's your favourite @GemmaRowlands? Do you like stinky cheeses? What about blue cheese?

    I don't like strong cheese at all - a mild cheddar is enough for me - but I like it with fruit in, like apricots. That's my favourite. What about you?
  • mheredgemheredge Posts: 39,129 ✭✭✭✭
    edited July 2018
    I'm the opposite - the stinkier the better @GemmaRowlands. I find that red wine complements cheese very well too, enhancing the taste of the wine as well as the cheese.
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  • GemmaRowlandsGemmaRowlands Moderator Posts: 9,740 mod
    mheredge said:

    I'm the opposite - the stinkier the better @GemmaRowlands. I find that red wine compliments cheese very well too, enhancing the taste of the wine as well as the cheese.

    I can't abide stinky cheese, I just can't bring myself to eat it. It smells like sweaty socks!

    *Note, it's "complements". Not many people actually know there is another word, let alone the difference between the two, but it's an interesting one!
  • mheredgemheredge Posts: 39,129 ✭✭✭✭
    I have some old Camembert that has seen better days. I think I need to polish it off before it starts getting stinky @GemmaRowlands!
  • HermineHermine Moderator Posts: 7,956 mod
    Your're so what of right @GemmaRowlands, I would'nt have defined it any better. Stinky Socks - my words.

    What do you do with cheese that became those rotten marks? Off in the litter box or cut some slices off?

    Old stinky cheese is best for cooking.
  • HermineHermine Moderator Posts: 7,956 mod
    @mheredge, please, treat cheese with respect. Polish it off, zzzz. haha :)
  • mheredgemheredge Posts: 39,129 ✭✭✭✭
    I have only once had to dispose of some stinky Camembert that really was past it, but I don't mind stinky cheese. And if it has a bit of mould on it, I just scrape it off.

    My problem is I like cheese too much and I'm always polishing it off @Hermine.

    In theory you should avoid eating cheese late at night because the fat takes a while to digest. If you eat a high-fat cheese just before bed, your body may still be working to digest it when you're trying to fall asleep, which can lead to discomfort and disrupted sleep.
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