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    I was given some Point Reyes Bay Blue from a recent foray into the big city and have to have more. Walmart doesn’t cover my blue cheese needs. Curious to hear what you all like in blue. My preference goes more to drier than gooey but it’s all good.


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    Melted over a good sourdough toast, with walnuts and diced garlic that have been pan-toasted in butter.


    Maybe just the hint of wasabi.


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    oh yeah

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    Dunno about blue cheeses from your side of the pond. Danish Blue was popular to the point of being mass-produced. I don't enjoy it as it is soo sharp as to grab the throat.
    We have a newly designed Shropshire blue, which is actually a Scottish product, a red cheese like a cross between Stilton and Cheshire, which is OK. There is also Wensleydale blue, mild white and crumbly. St Agur is also available, a denser creamy blue that can sweat, so will not be to your taste.
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    Target has some that I like here. I don't remember the brand. It is on the gooey side. When it gets near the expiration date they reduce the price to make it a good deal. The only time that I have been in the store since the pandemic was to get a flu shot. A sign at the door said masks were required, but that wasn't being enforced. I haven't gone back.

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    There are many good blue cheeses. Try them all, and watch your bank account carefully...
    Last edited by elf; 01-15-2021 at 01:45 PM.
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    Take a round of Stilton, scoop out a spoonful from the centre, pour in a glass of Port. put the scooped out bit , if you haven't already eaten it, back in as a plug, leave for a couple of months.
    Traditionally a red or ruby Port, but since i discovered white Port its my preference.
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    Quote Originally Posted by elf View Post
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    I like to take those little (maybe 4 or 5 inch diameter) tortillas and spread some fresh salsa across them. I get salsa with a very fresh tomato flavor and just enough spice to make it interesting. Then I crumble some blue cheese over it and microwave them for about 30 seconds just to melt the cheese a little. Yum! It's my version of caprese salad.

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    I used to get nasty comments for melting blue cheese over toast in the lunch room at work. "Smells like old socks!"

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    Over across Buzzards Bay there's a small hill, hardly 150' high, that sticks up along the coast. Of course, like with any other coastal place without hills, it's called Great Hill. There's a small dairy farm in a field at the base of it, right at sea level, that specializes in blue cheese. It's on the sharp side, unlike Humboldt Blue which is very smooth.
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    Blue cheese melted over mashed potatoes is to die for.
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    Quote Originally Posted by elf View Post
    Humboldt Fog

    There are many good blue cheeses. Try them all, and watch your bank account carefully...
    yep, that one is a rich indulgence.

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    ^ Is it called Great Hill Blue? I had some of that years ago. Good stuff! I think I bought it at Formaggio Kitchen in Cambridge.

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    We like blue cheese and sautéed mushrooms on burgers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Hazard View Post
    ^ Is it called Great Hill Blue? I had some of that years ago. Good stuff! I think I bought it at Formaggio Kitchen in Cambridge.
    Check your nearest Hannaford.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Todd Bradshaw View Post
    We like blue cheese and sautéed mushrooms on burgers.
    Respectfully, skip the mushrooms, sautee onions and add some pickled jalapeno slices.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CWSmith View Post
    Respectfully, skip the mushrooms, sautee onions and add some pickled jalapeno slices.
    Either or. We don't put shrooms in burger buns, but do use them with onions and beef in a baguette.
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    I love the blue cheeses I've eaten in the UK. The french ones are a bit much, but those in the UK are lovely to me. Wish I could remember some of the names.

    I wouldn't melt them over anything though.

    Cheese might be the best culinary output of Britain, that and Welsh cider- in my opinion!

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    Quote Originally Posted by J.Madison View Post
    I love the blue cheeses I've eaten in the UK. The french ones are a bit much, but those in the UK are lovely to me. Wish I could remember some of the names.

    I wouldn't melt them over anything though.

    Cheese might be the best culinary output of Britain, that and Welsh cider- in my opinion!
    Wikki is our friend. I've not heard of 3/4 of these
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    And the rest
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peerie Maa View Post
    Wikki is our friend. I've not heard of 3/4 of these
    Tried the Dunlop.
    A bit rubbery.

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    Quote Originally Posted by elf View Post
    Humboldt Fog

    There are many good blue cheeses. Try them all, and watch your bank account carefully...
    I will occasionally splurge for some Rogue River Blue. A local product that was the first U.S. cheese to win the World Cheese Awards #1 medal.
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    One of our local blue cheeses is Binham blue,I doubt much of it escapes the county boundary.Much easier to find Stilton and it works with all sorts of things.I have taken to adding a slice of it to the surface of a sweet pepper stuffed with mushroom and onion when baking the pepper.

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    Maytag Blue Cheese, from Newton Iowa! https://maytagdairyfarms.com/

    It is fantastic!
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    The Officer's Club at Ft. Belvoir in Virginia has the best blue cheese salad dressing recipe I have ever tasted! Some kind of magic mixed into it!
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    Cambozola.

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    As above about Danish Blue....aweful..smells weird , tastes unlike any other classic Blue, but it has a hard act to follow the Stiltons , Gorgonzola, Roquefort, but it is a mass produced inseminated blue and not naturally infected. watch out for wire lines in any blue, its a way of speeding up the culture spread.
    But, I used to think the worst cheese in the world was Edam, Gouda, until I went to a cheese specialist in Leiden IMMSMW So maybe I should go to Copenhagen and find someone, like the Dutch shop, who will go ...." What! That rubbish isnt Danish Blue , mass produced crap! This is Danish Blue... " In the meantime I avoid the supermarket variety.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Canoeyawl View Post
    Good price, too.
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    We’ve got a fantastic cheese shop up on Munjoy Hill but I haven’t been since the Pandemic started. Maybe soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StevenBauer View Post
    We’ve got a fantastic cheese shop up on Munjoy Hill but I haven’t been since the Pandemic started. Maybe soon.
    We had a great one not far from here. Sadly, the pandemic is putting them out of business. Last day was day, I believe.
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    Can't help you with the cheese but get thee to a streaming service and watch "The Big Cheese" it's an episode of the Britcom Chef!.

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    Quote Originally Posted by elf View Post
    Good price, too.
    I know the dairy source...
    Great people, they take good care of their cows, which graze the eastern shores of Tomales Bay

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    Quote Originally Posted by Canoeyawl View Post
    I’m tempted to get a 6lb round.

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