It’s One Month until the Hannibal Season 3 Premiere

cheesesThought I’d celebrate with a selection of cheeses. Yes, that is Red Leicester there with the red packaging. Happened to see it when I was shopping cheeses this weekend, and thought of Richard Armitage. Of course, being both a Richard Armitage and a cheese fanatic, I bought a bit to taste-test. I did think it was quite good, with almost a nutty flavor, but it won’t topple my favorite from its pedestal. The lovely Cotswold Onion and Chive, a type of Double Gloucester pub cheese that I’m seriously addicted to. That biggest one in the middle of the block is a $24 chunk of cheese and worth every penny.

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13 comments

  1. obscura · May 4, 2015

    You’d think, being from the ‘Dairy State’ that I’d be more up on my cheeses…(honestly, I can take or leave most cheese) The onion and chive variety does sound tasty…do you eat is straight or a la cracker?

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  2. jholland · May 4, 2015

    Well, I’m still low carbing so I eat it straight, but I’m sure crackers would be lovely otherwise. The lady at the cheese counter says it’s lovely on burgers and I’m sure it is, but I was thinking to myself that the thick slice of cheese Hubby usually uses when he makes cheeseburgers would cost a pretty penny, so maybe better to stick with the cheap pepper jack for that and I’ll keep my Cotswold cheese for myself. =)

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    • Servetus · May 4, 2015

      Excellent strategy. Keep the good stuff for yourself 🙂

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      • jholland · May 5, 2015

        Yes, I’ve lucked out. Hubby is fixated on this 3-alarm pepper Colby-jack and says he can take or leave my Cotswold Chive. So I told him to leave it. LOL

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  3. Hariclea · May 4, 2015

    yum 🙂 i like Leicester, better than Gloucester; I buy them often to get a change from varieties of cheddar. I love Wensleydale and its tangy, almost lemony flavour 🙂 I grew up with a much bigger variety of fresh cheeses than i can find in the UK and i get tired of all the too salty cheeses from time to time or the matured stuff, so i tend to search out things like the Wensleydale for a mix up as it is much less salty.
    I am not a big fan of cheese with bits in it, but i do like the ones with chives/onion in them, it is the savoury combination that works for me, not a fan at all of the ones with sweets things in them like dried fruit and such.
    Chives Gloucester is a nice treat though 🙂
    Oh and i love smoked cheeses!

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    • jholland · May 5, 2015

      I made a note of the Wensleydale- never seen it or tried it. I’ll have to keep an eye out! I’m not usually a fan of cheeses with bits in it, either, (Cotswold onion and chive excepted) so I’m curious to see how I like the blueberry stilton I picked up. I have that one in mind for trying crumbled over a nice salad.

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      • Hariclea · May 5, 2015

        mm sounds nice, may actually work as Stilton quite sharp and the fruit might mellow it down a bit. I’m not the biggest fan of Stilton, prefer the Italian dolcelatte sometimes, but always have Stilton at Xmas 🙂

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      • Servetus · May 5, 2015

        A Wallace and Gromit favorite — and sort of pulled from the jaws of death when it was about to disappear.

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  4. linnetmoss · May 5, 2015

    I love all these. And yes, the onion and chive one is addictive! I never met an English or Irish cheese I didn’t like 🙂

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    • jholland · May 5, 2015

      I know, right? I get the Cotswold chive to myself because the kids, while loving most English and Irish cheeses, are leary of the green bits, and Hubby likes it but likes his hot pepper cheese a lot better. But the Red Leichester is almost gone after the kids discovered and snarfed it last night. They have their paternal grandparents baffled, always turning their noses up at the proffered American cheese at GiGi and G-Pa’s house and asking why they don’t have any “stinky cheeses”… lol

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      • linnetmoss · May 5, 2015

        Yes, I cannot understand the American preference for bland cheese. It totally misses the point. BTW I like the hot pepper kind too!

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        • jholland · May 5, 2015

          Hubby grew up on American and Velveeta and that was it. Blech. Seriously, the man had not even tried your basic jack or cheddar cheese before he left home. I find it remarkable how adventurous he is these days. I grew up on nice cheeses, green chile, steamed artichokes, oysters rockefeller, and the like. So we have a lot of fun laughing about all the new foods he has tried in our 13+ years together. Funny story- he was an escort on the young love’s kindergarten field trip last week and little sister went along, too. They were supposed to take a sack lunch, and Hubby made the deadly error of picking up a couple of lunchables at a gas station that had American cheese, and the kids wouldn’t eat them, telling him the cheese was “terrible”… *grins*

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        • linnetmoss · May 6, 2015

          I love it that the kids rejected Lunchables! Sadly they are in a tiny minority. But yes, one of the joys of adulthood (or if one is fortunate, childhood) is exploring new foods and flavors. Maybe we humans have a built in bias against trying new things, but the people who never do are really missing out.

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