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Cheese Domes - do you collect them, use them, find them a bore?

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HillJ Dec 2, 2013 02:53 PM

https://www.pinterest.com/bjmilby/cheese-domes/

https://www.pinterest.com/tothelastdetail/cheese-domes-antique/

http://etruscanmajolica.blogspot.com/...

There are some incredible choices out there! Any collectors of cheese domes here on CH?

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    ellabee Dec 23, 2013 06:23 PM

    Definitely some beauties out there for china-holics. Thanks for the links!

    I use overturned Depression glass mixing bowls as cheese domes; they're attractive, translucent, have more uses than just covering cheese, and nest in a stack.

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    1. re: ellabee
      sandiasingh Jan 18, 2014 06:17 AM

      Great idea, ellabee.

      BTW, I bought the cheese paper from Formaticum and it's wonderful. It's decorative on the outside (very subtle) and the lining is a waxy type clear paper. Keeps the cheese nice and fresh.

    2. sandiasingh Dec 7, 2013 11:46 AM

      According to Formaticum, maker of specialty cheese papers, the intended use of a cheese dome is to create the perfect environment for cheese to be stored. Problem is in my house, it never lasts that long, but I do love the look. I have cake domes that I use all the time for baked goods.

      http://www.formaticum.com/blogs/chees...

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      1. re: sandiasingh
        Ruth Lafler Dec 8, 2013 08:14 AM

        Now that makes sense. I like to keep my cheeses at room temperature for as long as possible, so I can understand keeping it under a cheese dome.

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          sandiasingh Dec 8, 2013 08:23 AM

          Now I think I'm going to have to buy some cheese paper. If it's good enough for Ruth Reichl . . . . . . .

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            Stephanie Wong Jan 23, 2014 07:50 PM

            Dad used to use a cheese dome to store his soft rind cheese as he loved them really soft and runny. Wish I knew what happened to it.

        2. Ruth Lafler Dec 4, 2013 11:04 AM

          I'm never quite sure what to do with a cheese dome. Do you remove it from the table when the cheese is to be served?Because otherwise you have to have a place to set the dome down while people serve themselves the cheese. It just seems like it's clumsy and takes up a lot of room.

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            masha Dec 7, 2013 08:19 AM

            Agree Ruth. As a newlywed many moons ago I was given a very pretty cheese plate, complete with a dome. I soon concluded the dome was a pain in the neck, both for serving and storage. For many years the dome has resided on a top shelf in an out-of- the way cabinet. The plate I use all the time and is stored in a more convenient location.

          2. sandiasingh Dec 4, 2013 07:39 AM

            I'm not a collector but I was gifted an antique one recently and it is charming. We love good cheeses here (Wisconsin cheese heads) and when we entertain, which is fairly often, we like to present some unusual cheeses (like elderflower or the recent TJ's sensations Red Fox or the Cheddar Trio).

            Do you have a collection?

            That brown & white Wedgewood one on Pinterest is GORGEOUS. Oh dear . . . .

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            1. re: sandiasingh
              HillJ Dec 4, 2013 07:50 AM

              I collect many things (adult flip books, adult pop up books, food related stamps, menus and hotel ware) but I don't collect cheese domes. I do admire the work/craftsmanship and the whimsy. I throw pots in my own studio so I also envy the talents. I have four domes that I use; each is glass. All gifted to me as houseplant planters...but I use them for cheese :)

              I like that dome from Pint also.

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