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Jan 21, 2014 01:37 PM

Melkbus125 - anyone ever had?

Just sampled and then bought this.

It's a winter gouda described as - "Cardamom and nutmeg flavors yield layers of butter and caramel, whose semi-sweetness is balanced with the inherent creaminess of the cheese." So different and good.

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  1. No, I have never heard of Melkbus125 or seen it in a shop. The flavors sound really interesting. Are you enjoying it sliced alone or have you used it in a dish (like some of the ideas mentioned in the link)? Since each Melkbus is given an ID #, have you tried any others?

    I'll be sure to ask the cheese shops.

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    1. re: HillJ

      Found it at WF. The cheese person suggested we sample it. It's probably the most different, in a good way, cheese I've ever tasted. Because of the flavors mentioned. I was just planning on eating but then that site mentioned over sweet potatoes. I'm going to do some Yukon golds tonight and plan to grate some into it.

      1. re: c oliver

        Did you try the Melkbus125 on the Yukon's? How did you like it. Our local WF is holding a wedge for me for tomorrow.

        1. re: HillJ

          I did but I had so much other flavor going on that it was kind of a waste. But I'm nibbling on a few cubes right now and really do like it. You and others have such a better vocabulary about cheese that I'll be interested in your comments.

          1. re: c oliver

            Well, I'm looking forward to trying a cheese you brought to the cheese board's attention; something new (at least for me) and with flavors I really enjoy. The WF had half a wheel to sell so if I like it who knows where that will lead :)

            1. re: HillJ

              I'm going back for more :)

              Our WF isn't known for a real user-friendly cheese department. But this woman (older) was around the case, talking to me and insisting that we try it.

        2. re: c oliver

          I also just spotted this at Whole Foods and it's on my list to try.

          1. re: fldhkybnva

            Just had a few more nibbles. I really like this cheese.

            1. re: c oliver

              I just had Melkbus125 fondue actually. My neighbor had a snowball luncheon and melted the cheese down. Dipped into with some crusty rye and thick apple slices, it was very enjoyable. Thank you for the recommendation, c o.

              1. re: HillJ

                That sounds like a wonderful combo. You're welc, J.

      2. Since my neighbor wound up with the first piece, I went back today to buy more Melkbus125 and WF was down to the last wheel with a third left. There was a Melkbus 149 with truffles on display (didn't buy that). But I'm glad I went back before the last of their supply was gone.

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        1. re: HillJ

          I forgot to pick any more up. I bet I can find it in NYC :)

          1. re: HillJ

            We're making fondue with Melkbus125 tomorrow. Really enjoying this cheese.

            1. re: HillJ

              It's just different, isn't it? In a good way. The closest I can compare it to is Leyden, the cumin flavored cheese. But I like it better.

              1. re: c oliver

                It is. The cheese folks at WF now know me. I'm the Melkbus gal who went back 3x's for the same cheese. Once for the neighbor. Once to just eat out of hand and the last time for tomorrows fondue. :)

                Leyden, wow I haven't seen that cheese around me in a long time. My Uncle enjoys it with smoked meats and lots of mustard...and ice cold beer!

                1. re: HillJ

                  I'm pretty sure I've seen it at our WF but wouldn't swear to it.

                  Hey, good to be known for that kind of thing :)

                2. re: c oliver

                  I wasn't a fan of the cardamom cheese but the Leyden with cumin was great.

              2. re: HillJ

                149 is delicious, as is 58. I think WF still has 149 but it was cheaper at Fairway and 58 was a downright steal. Unfortunately, both seem to have gone the way of the dinosaur at Fairway. :( I've never seen 125 for sale.

              3. Well, this was a new idea but surprisingly good. My son stopped in with a wedge of the Melkbus125 after digging the fondue we made. This time, he made a grilled cheese with the stuff but because of the nutmeg and cardamom he went one better and used slices of pound cake in place of the bread and then dusted the sandwich with fresh grated nutmeg and a bit of whipped cream. Odd you say--well, it rocked. One bite for me, the rest for smart aleck.

                If grilled cheese & french toast had a cheese baby, it would be this sandwich.