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Cheese 101: A Whole Lot of Cheese
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Cheese 101: A Whole Lot of Cheese

It has been a long time since I posted any new “Cheese 101” entries. I have not stopped sampling, I have simply stopped writing. In order to get all caught up, this will be one big entry, focusing on the basics of each cheese with links to learn more. Hope you enjoy! Midnight Moon Milk: Pasteurized Goat […]

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Cheese 101: Zamarano, Coeur de Savoie & Bellavitano Balsamic
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Cheese 101: Zamorano, Meule de Savoie & BellaVitano Balsamic

It has been too long for a new Cheese 101 entry but here it is, with 3 delicious cheeses from Spain, France and Wisconsin. Zamorano Milk: Raw Sheep Producer: Mitica / Forever Cheese Country of Origin: Spain Region: Castilla-Leon, Zamora Type: Hard Texture: Crumbly Rind: Natural Aged: 6 months Similar To: Manchego Grade (Out of 5):  Background This D.O.P. cheese’s […]

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Cheese 101: Marco Polo, Toma & Cambazola
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Cheese 101: Marco Polo, Toma & Cambozola Black Label

With the previous installment of Cheese 101 featuring very unique cheeses from Switzerland and Italy, in this installment, I decided to feature two domestic cheeses and one from Germany. Marco Polo Milk: Pasteurized Cow Producer: Beecher’s Country of Origin: United States Region: Seattle, Washington Family: Cheddar Type: Semi-Soft, Artisan Texture: Creamy, Crumbly Rind: Cloth Wrapped Beverage Pairing: Merlot Grade (Out of 5):  Background This […]

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Cheese 101: Vacherin Fribourgeois, Fontina Val d'Aosta & Hoch Ybrig
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Cheese 101: Vacherin Fribourgeois, Fontina Val d’Aosta & Hoch Ybrig

Thanks to my visit to Whole Foods’ “odds & ends” cheese section, I was able to find cheeses I have never heard of, let alone, pronounce. One was strong, one was confusing and one was delicious. Read on for all the details. Vacherin Fribourgeois Milk: Raw Cow Producer: Rolf Beeler Country of Origin: Switzerland Region: Fribourg […]

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Cheese 101: Goat Gouda, Cave Aged Gruyere & Mimolette
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Cheese 101: Goat Gouda, Cave Aged Gruyere & Mimolette

For the 6th installment of Cheese 101, I not only purchased samples from Heinen’s as I have done previously but also from Whole Foods, allowing for a good variety of cheeses. Goat Gouda Milk: Pasteurized Goat (and Honey) Country of Origin: Holland Family: Gouda Texture: Smooth, Creamy, Firm Aged: 6 months Vegetarian: Yes Beverage Pairing: Merlot Grade (Out of 5):  Background Unfortunately, the Internet […]

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Cheese 101: Huntsman, Malvarosa & Stig/Fawn
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Cheese 101: Huntsman, Malvarosa & Stig/Fawn

It has been a few weeks since the last “Cheese 101” installment, but, trust me I haven’t forgotten about cheese. I’ve been busy working on the shop while also tasting some delicious cheese. This time I believe I have stumbled on some unique and delicious cheeses. Read on for all the details. All cheeses purchased courtesy Heinen’s “Just […]

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Cheese 101: Leonora Goat, Fol Epi Swiss & Humboldt Fog
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Cheese 101: Leonora Goat, Fol Epi Swiss & Humboldt Fog

When I first created the “Cheese 101” blog series, I had high hopes of posting once a week. After just two entries, that goal went right out the window. A few weeks ago, I purchased three cheeses from the “just enough” basket at Heinen’s, planning to sample and post within a few days. Instead, I became sick and then life […]

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Cheese 101: Buttermilk Blue, Casatica di Bufalo & Ewephoria
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Cheese 101: Casatica di Bufalo, Ewephoria & Buttermilk Blue

After the successful inaugural post of Cheese 101, I headed back to Heinen’s and once again scoured their odds and ends basket for unique and delicious cheeses. This time I found 3 cheeses that differ in textures from creamy/soft to crumbly and range in flavors from very mild to extremely strong. There is something for everyone […]

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Cheese 101: Challerhocker & Lamb Chopper
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Cheese 101: Challerhocker & Lamb Chopper

As I continue working towards opening a shop, I have vowed to increase my cheese knowledge by sampling random cheeses and then blogging about them. Although locavoreCLE will be specializing in Ohio cheeses, I plan to sample cheeses from all around the country as well as the world. My international cheese insight will only help to […]

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