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cheese heresy

Postby Herbidacious » November 5th, 2018, 10:21 am

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Re: cheese heresy

Postby earthmaiden » November 5th, 2018, 10:30 am

Goodness, I just let out an expletive that I can't repeat here!
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Re: cheese heresy

Postby StokeySue » November 5th, 2018, 10:37 am

Didn’t they do this before? Sounds familiar to me

Also sounds utterly disgusting to me :sprout:
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Re: cheese heresy

Postby musselsandfries » November 5th, 2018, 11:19 am

Whilst I dont dislike the occasional fruit and cheese combo that sounds revolting...

I probabaly let out similiar expletive to Earthmaiden when I first saw this in supermarket.

https://www.ah.be/producten/product/wi4 ... mmus-choco

(chocolate humous :terrified: )
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Re: cheese heresy

Postby cyprusmoira » November 5th, 2018, 11:32 am

Yeuch, :sprout:
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Re: cheese heresy

Postby liketocook » November 5th, 2018, 12:19 pm

That so doesn't appeal to me :sprout: :sprout: , with the exception of white stilton with apricot which I don't mind though wouldn't rush to buy, I'm really not keen on the fruited cheeses though I like fruit with cheese.
As for chocolate for chocolate hummous I'm assuming it's basically just Nutella made with chickpeas. I'm not keen on Nutella etc. either so that another :sprout: from me
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Re: cheese heresy

Postby Ratatouille » November 5th, 2018, 1:02 pm

Oh :sprout: :sprout: :sprout:
I hate "mucked about cheese" - other than a bit of mould!
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Re: cheese heresy

Postby Seatallan » November 5th, 2018, 1:20 pm

It's so off the wall I might have to try it.... :D
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Re: cheese heresy

Postby WWordsworth » November 5th, 2018, 1:38 pm

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Re: cheese heresy

Postby earthmaiden » November 5th, 2018, 1:49 pm

I have to say that I bought the raspberry cheese and chocolate cheese brought out by another company last year just to try. They weren't unpleasant (the raspberry one was quite nice) but I still have no idea when you would eat it or what you would serve it with. When you buy it once, everyone stands round and tries a bit and takes a nibble from the fridge every so often but that's not the same as serving it properly. Perhaps little bites on cocktail sticks is the idea!

This year's offering does not sound nice, even a bite from a cocktail stick would not go well with many drinks. I really do think it can only be a 'stand round the fridge' one minute wonder. You might be able to make a dessert - but there are so many good cheesecake recipes out there, why would you?
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Re: cheese heresy

Postby Zosherooney » November 5th, 2018, 6:22 pm

I have mentioned this before......It's a joke cheese.....
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Re: cheese heresy

Postby Grasshopper » November 5th, 2018, 8:52 pm

OMG :sprout:

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Re: cheese heresy

Postby Herbidacious » November 5th, 2018, 9:51 pm

A bad joke... :D
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Re: cheese heresy

Postby StokeySue » November 5th, 2018, 10:20 pm

Is it a joke? Try Googling it
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Re: cheese heresy

Postby Lokelani » November 6th, 2018, 10:13 am

I'd rather laugh at it than eat it that's for sure! I love mint with most things, just not cheese... :sprout:
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Re: cheese heresy

Postby Badger's mate » November 6th, 2018, 10:46 am

Cheese works with herbs in general, and mint with Halloumi, but I'm not sure I would be tempted to buy this. I would be bound to try it if offered, but agree it would seem to be a novelty.
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Re: cheese heresy

Postby Herbidacious » November 6th, 2018, 10:54 am

StokeySue wrote:Is it a joke? Try Googling it


https://bradburyscheese.co.uk/shirevale-1

So not their only misdemeanor.
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Re: cheese heresy

Postby cyprusmoira » November 6th, 2018, 11:34 am

I do not care for White Stilton, not much flavour but not as bad as that aberration, Mild Cheddar
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Re: cheese heresy

Postby Lokelani » November 6th, 2018, 11:54 am

I'd forgotten about halloumi having mint in, & I love that. So maybe it's the the chocolate mint thing...
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Re: cheese heresy

Postby Herbidacious » November 6th, 2018, 1:40 pm

Chocolate and cheese... :? mind you Jean-Paul Hevin did some cheesy chocolates a while back (I bought some in Paris. Not horrid, but they didn't work imo.)
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Re: cheese heresy

Postby Herbidacious » November 6th, 2018, 1:41 pm

Chocolate and cheese... :? mind you Jean-Paul Hevin did some cheesy chocolates a while back (I bought some in Paris. Not horrid, but they didn't work imo.) Plus there is a difference between fresh mint and Polo-like/After Eight-like sweet mint, which one imagines (perhaps erroneously) this is.
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Re: cheese heresy

Postby Badger's mate » November 6th, 2018, 1:45 pm

I don't mind some of these fruity cheeses, cranberries or apricots, as one part of a cheeseboard, but they aren't my favourites. Similarly the 'minced pie' types with spices and dried fruit. I like them more than flavoured cottage cheese, but that's not saying a lot!
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Re: cheese heresy

Postby Sloe-Gin » November 6th, 2018, 3:22 pm

It won't be on my cheese board!!
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Re: cheese heresy

Postby KC2 » November 6th, 2018, 3:37 pm

We enjoy the cranberry/apricot cheeses, but the idea of mint chocolate chip cheese is utterly :sprout: :sprout: :sprout: :sprout:
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Re: cheese heresy

Postby Seatallan » November 6th, 2018, 4:50 pm

I suppose it might work as a novelty version of cheese on cocktail sticks- perhaps with a strawberry or raspberry and a mint leaf? Though I agree it's clutching at straws (and not cheese straws! :D )
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Re: cheese heresy

Postby TeresaFoodie » November 6th, 2018, 11:19 pm

I have had a chuckle reading this thread. :lol:

I won't be trying the mint choc cheese or the chocolate hummus any time soon. :sprout:

I think some things just aren't supposed to be mixed in the same mouthful, or are just pointless being mixed and better off being enjoyed for their own qualities seperately. I would enjoy a cheese board at the end of a meal then an After Eight mint with a coffee, but I don't see the point of whacking them all together in one hit. Confusing on the taste buds.

While we are on the subject of cheese, has anyone tried this? Would the name put you off? :rolleyes:

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/its- ... -7lvsb7nfq
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Re: cheese heresy

Postby karadekoolaid » November 8th, 2018, 10:44 am

I´ve always thought it amusing how people immediately reject any food combinations which are out of their comfort zone. I can remember the immediate disgust of some colleagues on a trip to the USA, when they were offered pancakes with bacon and maple syrup. Or my nephew, who asked for a dish in a restaurant and then told me " I don´t think I´m going to like that", as if tastebuds had some magical ability to predict the future!
Don´t knock it till you try it, I´ve always thought. We now happily consume chocolate with sea salt, with chiles and, in Mexico, with fried grasshoppers. No-one gives a fig. We eat chicken and pork with fruit ( apples, mangoes, bananas, passion fruit) and yet we immediately recoil at the thought of cheese with chocolate!

Having said all that, I sometimes wonder whether the marketing specialists in SOME food companies actually possess tastebuds, or whether they dream up these wild ideas during long hard nights with a bottle of tequila.... :scared: :scared: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: cheese heresy

Postby scullion » November 8th, 2018, 10:52 am

are you on a late night or early morning, clive‽‽
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Re: cheese heresy

Postby karadekoolaid » November 8th, 2018, 11:10 pm

are you on a late night or early morning, clive‽‽

Yes.
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Re: cheese heresy

Postby earthmaiden » November 8th, 2018, 11:32 pm

It was the mint that put me off more than the chocolate! I am still curious, as I mentioned before, how these flavoured cheeses are supposed to be eaten. Most taste ok but not with traditional crackers.
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Re: cheese heresy

Postby StokeySue » November 8th, 2018, 11:51 pm

karadekoolaid wrote:I´ve always thought it amusing how people immediately reject any food combinations which are out of their comfort zone. I can remember the immediate disgust of some colleagues on a trip to the USA, when they were offered pancakes with bacon and maple syrup. Or my nephew, who asked for a dish in a restaurant and then told me " I don´t think I´m going to like that", as if tastebuds had some magical ability to predict the future!
Don´t knock it till you try it, I´ve always thought. We now happily consume chocolate with sea salt, with chiles and, in Mexico, with fried grasshoppers. No-one gives a fig. We eat chicken and pork with fruit ( apples, mangoes, bananas, passion fruit) and yet we immediately recoil at the thought of cheese with chocolate!

Having said all that, I sometimes wonder whether the marketing specialists in SOME food companies actually possess tastebuds, or whether they dream up these wild ideas during long hard nights with a bottle of tequila.... :scared: :scared: :lol: :lol: :lol:


I don’t like chocolate and mint very much as a combination - I simply do not understand mint choc chip ice cream, it’s disgusting - mint and cream then chocolate too :sprout:

I’ve never had a “messed about” cheese worth eating - apricots, cranberries, sage, bits of this and that all a stupid gimmick that wastes cheese
Chocolate cheesecake is likewise nasty IMO

I have actually tried them all but I don’t think it’s reasonable to spend any money in the circumstances when it must be odds on that I’ll hate it

If there’s a free sample in Waitrose I’ll probably taste it out of curiosity but that’s as far as I’m prepared to risk it.

Yer pays yer money and makes yer choice - I’ll have s nice chunk of straightforward cheese for my cash thanks
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