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sderham Jun 14, 2014 07:25 AM

There was a discussion a few (or many) months ago about serving and cutting cheese. One of the Paris experts gave a very detailed explanation about how to cut cheese. Anyone remember this post, and can help me find it? Merci.

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  1. DaTulip RE: sderham Jun 14, 2014 08:05 AM

    I think it's somewhere in this post. Perhaps by Sunshine?
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/8569...

    1. mangeur RE: sderham Jun 14, 2014 08:30 AM

      http://www.frenchtoday.com/blog/how-t...

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        Ptipois RE: mangeur Jun 14, 2014 03:13 PM

        It should be pointed out that the cutting methods shown on the brie and blue cheese illustrations are not "wrong" but rather uncommon.

        What is usually done is cutting in narrow slanted triangles starting from the side (blue cheese) or from the tip (brie).

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          tmso RE: Ptipois Jun 17, 2014 01:00 AM

          I would go so far as to say the illustration for brie is pretty far along the way to "wrong". It might be even worse than just chopping off the tip, in that it looks like someone is trying to pretend they're cutting it in slices but just wanted the whole tip alone.

          This page has pictures of the more normal way to do it: http://www.loupastorel.com/pages/tout...

      2. ChefJune RE: sderham Jun 16, 2014 12:02 PM

        Important to never cut the tip off a pie-shaped segment of cheese. Considered very rude.

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          Rio Yeti RE: ChefJune Jun 17, 2014 12:47 AM

          True, every guest should be able to get cheese from the center and close to the rind in his "portion".

          However, I recently bought some Cantal from a cheese shop at my market, and was surprised that the guy cut me the tip of his piece... I did ask for very little, but still I found it odd for a professional. Usually fromagers will always cut you a "whole triangle" with tip and rind included...

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