I'll Take Soft-Ripened for $200, Alex (Cheese Terminology)
So much to learn...cheese-speak!
Cheese terminology (flash cards)!
Pheww...no wonder all these years I've pointed to the case, asked for a taste and inevitably called it all....cheese!
So much to dig your cheese loving nose into!
What's your method for keeping all the glorious cheesey information straight?
Thanks for starting this thread. I love the heading! I'm off to check out the links and will return to kibitz.
I'm hoping cheese board visitors will check it out. Getting my bearings on a new subject always has me searching for effective ways to ask questions and express myself. I recently learned that a wine that made me think "bovine" or "horsey" is properly described as "leathery." :-D
ItaliN, it's all about learning around here! The flash card link is one of my favorites actually because it addresses retention.
Clearly we've quickly learned there is an endless sea to cheese culture, wine culture, food culture. That's the gift!
I'm in no hurry...so let's enjoy this board one slice at a time!
What cheese would a "leathery" wine pair with?
Agh barnyardy is a legitimate descriptive adjective? I've said barnyardy because I could not find another way to nicely say, "it smells and tastes like licking a cow" (or so I imagine) so I feel quite validated right now!
Thanks for sharing these links, HillJ. I am new to cheese but interested in learning more about it!
If you ever get up that way, I will be happy to give you my cheese shopping itinerary. One full day and over 400 miles for world beating limburger, blue, gouda, colby, and cheddar.
Carr Valley alone should be able to satisfy any yearning for goat and sheep cheese, as well as blends. Plus 6 or 10 year aged cheddar.
thanks for the links. the wisconsin cheese glossary is great. the cheesecyclopedia at that site is great, too.
i have a tiny quibble on the quizlet. i know that the spanish word "queso" is mispronounced on that quizlet chart. the emphasis should be on the first syllable for "queso".