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Feb 28, 2001 10:52 AM

Which cheese are you ?

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    Helen a/k/a Ricotta

    That is one of the most ridiculous web sites I've seen to date. I loved it.

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    1. re: Helen a/k/a Ricotta
      Shoeman - Darn It - I wanted to be Ricotta!

      Funny thing. All the names I put in returned cheeses from thier native countries.

      1. re: Shoeman - Darn It - I wanted to be Ricotta!
        Caitlin McGrath

        Well, Caitlin isn't exactly an Iraqi name, but it turned up an Iraqi cheese!

        1. re: Caitlin McGrath

          Yeah, and I don't think I have any Italian forebears.

          BTW, Caitlin, what Iraqi cheese was that?

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            Caitlin McGrath

            Caitlin turned up meira: "Meira is a traditional Iraqi cheese, made from sheeps milk. The curds are cut into strips and matured in a sheepskin bag for between 6 and 12 months."

            McGrath turned up boursin.

            Caitlin McGrath turned up scloss, an Austrian cheese "similar to limburger, but with a stronger flavour."

            I prefer the first two. Anyway, I'd really like to know the algorithm this site uses. (BTW, it's not random; I tried a few names more than once just to be sure.)

        2. re: Shoeman - Darn It - I wanted to be Ricotta!
          Barrie Covington

          Yup, "Covington" came up with the predictable Cheddar.

      2. limeswold??

        "Limeswold was a cheese made in the 1980s in England. However, it never became popular, and production stopped after a few years."


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        1. re: emily

          Don't feel so bad. I'm stinking Bishop.

        2. Well...

          "Jason" gets Emmental (a cheese full of walnut-sized holes, which would tend to to with Jim's recent assessment about my general food knowledge)

          "Perlow" gets Wensleydale, which is a hard cheese with blue veins that is similar to stilton.

          and the combo gets Romano.... I dunno, I guess I'd prefer to be a wensleydale being a Gorgonzola freak and all, but I dig swiss cheeses like Perrano.

          1. Leerdammer--which sounds a little obscene :) Initials yield Red Leicester. First name only was your basic mozzarella. Split personality???

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              Janet A. Zimmerman

              Well, whatever it is, my first name yielded Oszczypek. The ironic thing is my first and last name yielded Danish Blue, which (along with all blue cheeses) is the one cheese I absolutely cannot eat -- makes me gag, actually. My family will get a big kick out of that though -- they all adore blue cheese.