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It's American cheese month!

Ruth Lafler Oct 1, 2013 12:48 PM

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

http://www.americancheesemonth.org/

  1. Melanie Wong Oct 1, 2013 12:54 PM

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

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      fldhkybnva Oct 1, 2013 04:09 PM

      Join the party http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/918822

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        HillJ Oct 1, 2013 04:55 PM

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

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          fldhkybnva Oct 1, 2013 04:58 PM

          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

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            HillJ Oct 1, 2013 05:01 PM

            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
              fldhkybnva Oct 1, 2013 05:04 PM

              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
              Ruth Lafler Oct 1, 2013 10:56 PM

              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
          Veggo Oct 1, 2013 04:42 PM

          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
            hotoynoodle Oct 2, 2013 03:26 PM

            oooooo, humboldt fog is swoony good.

        3. jpr54_1 Oct 1, 2013 04:59 PM

          Happy that there is a cheese of the month-

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