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I LOVE CHEESE !!!

I will eat most cheeses except for the really raunchier ones, such as Limberger. I do like to go to the market and browse for new tastes. Today I bought a Mimolette made in Catalonia. It said 'hard cheese' on the package but when I got it home it wasn't as firm as I thought it would be. I wanted to taste this cheeese as it had a process I had never run into before"

cheese mites helped flavor it.

They did this while the cheese was curing in a cave. The mites were intentionally introduced onto the surface of the cheese to flavor it. "he mites burrow tiny holes in the surface of the cheese and are sometimes intentionally introduced to flavor cheeses like Milbenkäse and aged Mimolette. Cheese that is infested with the mites can have a sweet, minty odor and will appear to be covered in a fine gray dust of the mites, their dander and excrement." - Wikipedia  

Thus - my question is this. Why would you eat a cheese in the first place, knowing that many types are flavored by molds? And if you knew that bugs were taking a dump on it, would you eat it even then??



 

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« Reply #1 on: 25/04/2009 01:45:17 »
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Thus - my question is this. Why would you eat a cheese in the first place, knowing that many types are flavored by molds? And if you knew that bugs were taking a dump on it, would you eat it even then??

My dearest Jammy, moulds are one thing...insect poo is something else!!! UGH!! I dont want to eat anything that has been burrowed in or pooped on, and i say that as a cheese lover!!!!
 

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« Reply #2 on: 25/04/2009 14:19:08 »
Good point. But would that not be the case for many foods? Most people I know love their meat but they don't really want to know where it came from, how the animals where treated in the process, etc. I have to say though, I never saw an advertisement for Milbenkaese. I would have wondered why it includes the word "Milben" and probably asked some questions. On the other hand, I have been deprived from most cheeses of this world just because I live in places now that are a bit fanatic about milk products and their dangers. You have to look long and hard to find such weird cheeses. People here don't even eat inner organs. We just pick at a few good parts of the animal and throw the rest away. Or make it into dog food. Or Hot dog sausage. In that order probably.

Maybe if you like the flavor you do not care how it is made. Think about this rotten buried shark specialty from Iceland. Never had it but my brother said it is disgusting. Some Icelanders seem to love it though. Do those Icelanders care how it is made? What dominates your choice: The taste for it or the knowledge of how to make it?
 

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« Reply #3 on: 25/04/2009 19:42:51 »
So you moan about a few mites but dont give a toss that it has been made by using the extracted jucies of a calves forth stomach.(RENNET):)
 

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« Reply #4 on: 25/04/2009 19:51:41 »
Of course not - I am not a vegetarian.

And I ate the mites!
 

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« Reply #5 on: 26/04/2009 00:24:10 »
Of course not - I am not a vegetarian.

And I ate the mites!


Spot on re: rennet Jammy.


Ugh!!! This mouth is an insect-free zone!!!! (that is to my knowledge, ignorance is about the only way I would eat anything insectfied)

Give me stilton with apricots anyday!
 

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« Reply #6 on: 26/04/2009 14:08:02 »
 I read somewhere that insect protein is rather high quality. And many of them eat much better food than lobsters, crabs, etc (who eat decayed food from the sea floor). While I am not used to it myself (yet), I can imagine eating insects. They are not very different from shrimp. But we are used to seeing bugs and larvae and have been told often that they are disgusting. This cannot be said about seafood as much. Out of sight - out of mind.

And about insect excrement and dander on cheese (or anywhere else): Just because it adds a unique flavor does not mean it is advisable to consume it.
 

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« Reply #7 on: 26/04/2009 15:42:48 »
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Maggot cheese, had to find it for you guys :) Bon apetit
 

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« Reply #8 on: 26/04/2009 16:41:30 »
Thank god i only buy cheedar.
 

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« Reply #9 on: 27/04/2009 00:31:03 »
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Maggot cheese, had to find it for you guys :) Bon apetit


UGH!!!!!! And I liked you up until now Andrew!!!!! :D
 

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