Desert Island cheeses

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29/09/2013 at 16:16

So you're stuck on a desert island. The only thing you are allowed an unlimited supply of is crackers and three kinds of cheese. What  would you choose?

Mine would be:

1. Cornish Cruncher Diablo

2. Cropwell Bishop Stilton

3. Mull of Kintyre Cheddar

 

Nurse Ratched    pirate
29/09/2013 at 16:41

A good strong cheddar

Stilton

Gjetost

29/09/2013 at 18:03
Is there an unlimited supply of port? If there is no alcohol on the island my choices would look very different, so I need to know.
29/09/2013 at 18:06

Very strong chedder 

applewood 

stilton 

29/09/2013 at 18:10
PhilPub wrote (see)
Is there an unlimited supply of port? If there is no alcohol on the island my choices would look very different, so I need to know.

There's a case of something (your choice) but only one case.

29/09/2013 at 18:45

Rosary goat cheese
Ossau-Iraty
Manchego

29/09/2013 at 18:54

A good mature Cheddar

single Gloucester

and some buffalo Mozzarella.

 

29/09/2013 at 19:04

Smoked (the sausage looking one)

cranberry cheese

A nice mature chedder

29/09/2013 at 19:07

Most of you are doing it wrong. If you're only allowed three cheeses, you're wasting a vote by picking ones that are very similar. Mine are:

cheddar or cantal
a nice goat's cheese
and something soft or semi-soft like chaource.

PS: am I allowed oatcakes?

29/09/2013 at 19:20
Red Squirrel. wrote (see)

Rosary goat cheese
Ossau-Iraty
Manchego

Perfect.  With some Prosecco or Champagne.  And yes, lit, oatcakes.  Nairn's rough oatcakes.

If we were allowed olives I'd have some gordal olives with olive oil and a little bit of ground sea salt.  Since we're on a desert island there's probably plenty of salt available. 

If we were on a dessert island, it would have to be sticky toffee pudding.

 

Edited: 29/09/2013 at 19:23
29/09/2013 at 19:30

thing is, ossau-iraty is not actually that different from manchego. Maybe slightly sweeter. Seems like a wasted choice, though I agree they are both delicious.

29/09/2013 at 19:33

different textures.  And Ossau-iraty slightly smokey flavour.  Could substitute a strong mature pecorino for the manchego, also good. 

29/09/2013 at 19:33

I'm going to go and eat some cheese now.

29/09/2013 at 19:35

Where do you buy these delicious sounding cheeses?

seren nos    pirate
29/09/2013 at 19:36

somerdale Black mountain

stilton

mature chedddar

29/09/2013 at 19:38

How has Jarlsberg not got a mention? The best cheese full stop.

 

29/09/2013 at 19:40

Cinders - ossau-iraty and chaource are available in Sainsbury's. Cantal harder to find in UK.

29/09/2013 at 19:50

OK, my genuine choices before I saw literatin's:

Montgomery Cheddar

Colston Bassett Stilton

Chaource

Basically, it has to be a Cheddar, a blue and a soft cheese, and Chaource is just bloody brilliant. Really creamy but a more complex and interesting flavour than Brie or Camembert and all that malarkey.

I'll take a chance on the booze running out. Montgomery Cheddar goes with anything, including wild boar. Please say there are boars on the island? Or warthogs or something?

29/09/2013 at 19:52
Mr A nonymous wrote (see)

How has Jarlsberg not got a mention? The best cheese full stop.

 

Probably.

29/09/2013 at 19:57

I'm not that bothered about blue, which is why I'll have a goat's cheese in that gap in my cheeseboard. There is a restaurant in Paris which is famous for its cheeseboard (at the end of its bargainous 4-course menu specialising in game when in season) which has cantal, peppered goat's cheese, normal goat's cheese, brie, blue and something else I've forgotten. YUM.

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