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UK Cheese Tour: Flower Marie

There is something about a lonely last wedge of cheese in a shop that draws me in. Maybe it’s because it looks so sad hanging out amongst the larger wheels or possibly because it means this particular cheese is so popular it’s  selling out fast.  Whatever the reason, I usually feel compelled to buy that last bite regardless of taste and throw caution to the wind. Fortunately, Flower Marie did not disappoint. Continue reading

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Bring in ‘da funk! Funky cheese tasting episode #1

Not all stinky cheeses are created equal. Some are overtly funky from smell to taste. Others smell intense yet have a delicious mild flavor. Hard and crumbly or soft and runny, I love them all. That being said, not all fumigating fromages are created equal. Here is the first of what I hope to be many compare and contrast tastings.

On the platter are two intense cheeses sure to please even the most timid taster. The first is a Swiss cheese called Chue Fladae (translates to “cow patty). Raw cow’s milk and a thick pastry-like washed rind, the aroma can be off-putting at the very least and just unbearable as it gets to room temperature. Continue reading


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