I’ve had lots of questions about cheese in the past few days. Rather than answering them all individually, here’s one big post.
First, a question that the oh-so-lovely tumblr app on my phone sent into oblivion, someone made mention of wishing they could eat cheese, but can’t because they’re lactose intolerant. Good news! You can still eat (some) cheese even if you’re lactose intolerant! The lactose, a sugar found in milk, is one of the main things the bacteria in cheese eats. The longer it ages, the more those sugars get eaten up. So an older cheese is going to have little if any lactose left in it. And while goat and sheep’s milk do contain lactose (a thing which some people get confused and think they don’t), many people who are lactose intolerant find cheese made from those animals to be much much easier to digest.
Have you ever tasted “Cabrales”? (a Spaniard blue cheese) Be careful if you’d never tasted before, because after it any other blue cheese will be tasteless by comparison.
Yeah, I’ve had some. I found Roquefort to be even stronger. I try to save the bleus for last since they kind of stun your tastebuds into a coma for the rest of the day.
Have you aver eaten Tetilla cheese? Do you know that “tetilla” means “boobie”?
I haven’t had that one! It makes sense to name a cheese after boobs.
have u ever tried Turrialba cheese? (it’s a Costa Rican cheese)
Haven’t had that one either. Despite having tried 120 cheeses in the past few days, there are hundreds if not thousands left to try.
If I am really new to Bree what would be your advice on how to eat it? If my goal is to develop a fair opinion.
I like to eat it with crackers. Some fairly plain crackers that let the cheese shine through. It’s also good on a warm baguette. You can eat it with fruit or jam, you can melt it over noodles for a crazy nuts good mac &cheese, you can wrap it in filo dough and bake it in the oven. But to start, just try it on crackers, or even just eat it without anything else. It’s a good way to get acquainted with any cheese.
Never drank raw milk before? Is it good?
I’ve never drank it either, but I’ve eaten cheese made from it. To be honest, I can’t tell much of a difference yet.
Do you still make cheese at home?
Sometimes. My main problem is not having insulated rubber gloves to wear while I stretch it and I don’t want to burn my drawing hand.
Also, I should mention that I do have a blog all about cheese (and shoes) called Fuck Yeah Cheese and Shoes. I’ve had it for about a year and a half now.