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Oct 1, 2013 12:48 PM

It's American cheese month!

Not that nasty orange stuff, but cheese made in America.

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  1. Yes, and American refers to North America: Canada, Mexico and the United States.

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      1. re: fldhkybnva

        I'm going to plan an at home tasting from the recommendations that come forward this month. Should be fun!

        1. re: HillJ

          I don't know where to start. I want to rush out and buy the world of cheese but that's a bad idea lol

          1. re: fldhkybnva

            lol..the only remedy is pace yourself! the holidays are around the corner so I'm going to test drive some ideas this month and take notes for holiday plans. Prices are all over the place so I want to pay attention to that too.

            1. re: HillJ

              Oh that's a good idea, so I'm not 30 lbs heavier by Thanksgiving. I am probably in trouble as I called my favorite cheese store today and they listed a long list of great American cheeses as they have changed over the stock in honor of American cheese month. I'm glad Whole Foods didn't do this too.

            2. re: fldhkybnva

              I just went on igourmet and ordered several cheeses from nontraditional states (i.e. not Vermont, Wisconsin or California). and a Canadian cheese:

              Borgonzola, a soft-ripened blue from Canada
              Prairie Breeze cheddar from Milton Creamery, Iowa
              Kunik from Nettle Meadow and Browning Gold from 5 Spoke Creamery, New York (although NY isn't a nontraditional cheese state)
              Mountaineer from Meadow Creek Dairy, Virginia

        2. re: Melanie Wong

          What a cheese plate we could assemble with Oaxacan string cheese, Humboldt Fog, Maytag blue, Hooligan from Ct, Gore-Dawn-Zola from VT, and a 5 year Canadian cheddar!

          1. re: Veggo

            oooooo, humboldt fog is swoony good.

        3. Happy that there is a cheese of the month-