cheese that stinks
I have a long history of liking cheese that stinks. (Sorry, I mean cheese that is pungent). Oka cheese is a prime example.
How can this stuff taste so mild when it smells to high heaven? Usually there is a close correlation between smell and taste. Not in the mighty Oka’s case. It must be the odour from the rind?
Oka is a semi-soft cheese, famous in Quebec. It smells like someone died, but it actually tastes very mild and nutty and is good served on a ham sandwich. (Like I did today). Taleggio from Italy also falls into this category.
I also love goat’s cheese, bleu cheese, extra-old cheddar, feta cheese, any kind of gouda cheese, Dubliner cheese, soft mozza balls, Norwegian brown cheese (which I ate in Norway, sliced very thin, with jam on toast) and Manchego cheese from Spain.
Wikipedia has a list of cheeses. I’d like to eat ’em all. I really should work at Paddy’s Cheese shop so I could eat cheese all day long. Then you’d have to roll me back home over the river with a stick. The staff in Paddy’s are great – very knowledgeable, not stingy with the samples, and they offer a service to send gift baskets of cheese…which is one of my favourite Christmas gifts that I send to dear friends.
What’s your favourite kind of cheese?
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