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Mar 4, 2014 08:39 PM

NYMag: 50 Cheeses to Eat Now

TL;DR Fancy cheese is pretty and expensive.

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    1. I'm surprised by how many of these I've had, all in the last three-plus years. Credit goes to the fantastic cheese shop that opened in our little town.

      The ones that are now on my try-to-get list are Cagliata, frozen fermented curd from Pennsylvania, Txiki from California (Ossau-Iraty-like), and Cabricharme from Belgium.

      If I ever get to New York, I'm going to bring home some of the luxurious-sounding ricotta from Salvatore Brooklyn [oh, sorry hipsters: Bklyn].

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      1. re: ellabee

        i'd bet TSA would not allow that ricotta in carry-on. you'd need to pack it in checked baggage.

        1. re: alkapal

          Probably not! Haven't been on a plane in almost 20 years. If I go to NY, it'll be on a train.

          1. re: ellabee

            Aircraft are now more comfortable than the Stearman biplane. Pressurized cabins, flush toilets, the whole shebang.

            1. re: Veggo

              LOL! It's got nothing to do with comfort...

          2. re: alkapal

            I don't know. I recently carried on a pound of the gooiest gorgonzola dolce.

            Glad to see Jasper Farms Winnimere on the list. It's probably my favorite.

            Lou DiPalo's mozzarella is lovely. And it's always fun to talk with him and Sal and Marie. That's where I got the gorgonzola.

        2. Beautiful pics! I am ashamed by how few I am acquainted with. But so much to learn and enjoy!

          1. Old Mr. Anton must be laughing on the way to the bank if he can get almost $28 per pound for Limburger.

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            1. re: Fowler

              Ya know, people bring up the $/# but honestly how often do we buy a whole pound? But I did on our recent trip to NYC. DiPalo's sucks me in every time :)

              1. re: c oliver

                C, you are a Southern Belle. The more crude folks up here in the Great Lakes region would easily buy more than a pound to slap on some rye bread with raw beef, and raw onion just for a "snack". :-)

              2. re: Fowler

                My Amish Country Limburger from Linwood, MI, is 5 bucks for 7 ounces! And wonderfully stinky.

              3. Thanks for this, out of the business for a while, amazed at how many l am not familiar with.