Cheese Roll Call!


A world of cheeses
Deliciously made for you and me
Flavors like Provolone and Brie
Each with its own ethnicity.
So many cheeses
Are available all around the world for you to eat
Especially good with crackers and meat
A nice yummy treat!

I sure do love cheese. Here are my current top five:

Ford Farms Coastal Cheddar: The most delicious sharp cheddar I’ve ever had. Has a bit of crunch to it (crystallized calcium, not salt as you might think) and a perfect texture: not too creamy, not too flaky.
Gjetöst: A delicious light brown cheese, dense and super-creamy, with a salty, sweet caramel flavor. Made from cows’ and goats’ milk and whey. It can take a while to get used to the unusual taste.
Welsh Harlech: A cheddar infused with sharp, pungent horseradish.
Gruyere: The classic sharp and nutty Swiss cheese.
Cougar Gold: A sharp white cheddar made by students at the creamery at Washington State University.
Stilton with Apricot: A mild creamy blue cheese with apricot bits. Yum!

I guess that was six, not five, wasn’t it? It is so hard to choose!

3 Comments

  1. Anonymous

    The only other person outside Norway I know would post about Gjetöst….

    Other fun ones:
    Maytag Blue. Really good. Made by the same family and has been for many years.

    Papillon Noir or Bio. Both very strong Roquefort cheezes. Bio is ‘organic’ even. Not loved by babies even with pears.

    St Marcellin–ooey, gooey goodness and will keep guests our of your refrigerator.

  2. Katy

    Oh man. Gjetöst is the best! A paper-thin slice on a salted cracker… mmmmmmm.

    I am a huge fan of blue cheese too. Maytag is awesome, it almost made my list. My favorite salad is spinach and field greens, blue cheese, sliced tart apple, dried cranberries, and pecans with balsamic vinaigrette.

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