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  1. dwaugh

    dwaugh Turbo Monkey

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    So I work in a dining hall and we use this american cheese. We talk about this all the time. I swear that stuff is some sort of supercheese, or processed edible rubber. One time some got left on a shelf for a few months and it never grew mold, it only wilted. Anyone else think this stuff is odd? And for some reason they use it in schools...
     

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  2. Westy

    Westy the teste

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    I thing American cheese is basically a very mild cheddar. But what you have there is gubment cheese.
     
  3. BigMike

    BigMike BrokenbikeMike

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    I love american cheeze, but only the good kind that doesn't come individually wrapped, and doesn't say "cheese food" on it
     
  4. dwaugh

    dwaugh Turbo Monkey

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    Whatever I have there, that's the stuff I'm talking about. It's crazy stuff.
     
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    Changleen Paranoid Member

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    Man, you 'mericans shur do like your bland cheese. In some 'restaurants' you literally can't order anything without some sort of cheese on it. And then it's like "What sort of cheese do you want? Cheddar, American, Jack," etc. etc. but it doesn't matter what you choose, because it all tastes the same, it's just a slightly different colour! I had to start going to really expensive places to get away from it! Gotham Bar and Grill every evening gets a little pricey!
     
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    zahgurim Underwater monkey

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    Most/all American cheeses are nasty. Something about all the additives and growth hormones in the milk that make it, I guess...

    Give me a nice Canadian cheddar or marble, or Havarti anyday.
     
  7. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    Yeah. I don't understand why people put up with such $hitty cheese here....... :think:
     
  8. chicodude

    chicodude The Spooninator

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    I am a fan of pepperjack myself.

    I cook with cheese (american/jack/cheddar) lots where I work and I can't tell the difference
     
  9. stevew

    stevew unique white person

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    Cheese only belongs on pizza.
     
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    lol, so true...
    it tastes like rubberized butter...
     
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    I like boursan cheese on burgers, mmm... Now thats a good cheese. Sharp cheddars like Cabot Hunter Sharp are good too. A slice of cheddar with a piece of fresh pepper from the garden back home, mmm.... I never get anything like that in the dining hall here at college...

    American cheese just ain't right.
     
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    yonton228 Turbo Monkey

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    gouda is the win
     
  13. dwaugh

    dwaugh Turbo Monkey

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    My point is: That stuff isn't real, it's gotta be rubber. :think: I've played around with it at work... some very odd stuff like in badly made sci-fi movies.
     
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    My favorite is Parmesan, I'll eat that on almost anything. and I even have my local dellie slice it to put on sandwhiches and for snacking...
     
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    Dartman Old Bastard Mike

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    To go with our $hitty beer.... :blah:
     
  16. BMXman

    BMXman I wish I was Canadian

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    exactly...D
     
  17. Tenchiro

    Tenchiro Attention K Mart Shoppers

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    The last time I had Velveta, (and I mean last time as in never again) I was crapping yellow for a couple of days. :dead:

    But yeah for the most part American cheese sucks, and by "American cheese" I mean cheese in America. Since raw milk is so taboo with the USDA, we miss out on alot of tastey cheeses.

    Luckily I live near a store with a good cheese selection, but Tilamook's Vintage White Cheddar is a staple for me.
     
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    bluecheeseburgers. ummm

    Swiss is good on sandwiches.
     
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    BMXman I wish I was Canadian

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    Where I work we carry over 15 different kinds of raw cheese...it's about the only thing I miss in my quest to be Vegan...D
     
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    caputo1989 Turbo Monkey

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    hahaha; what kind of self-respecting straigt male is a vegitarian?
     
  21. Denny

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    American cheese = oily goo

    Give me sharp cheddar, or parmesan, or Red Dragon!.

    Anything but American (but that is true on so many levels for me...)
     
  22. Westy

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    Good sharp cheddar puts a smile on my face. Now when you combine the synergies of good cheddar and a quality mustard, heaven.
     
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    Fortunately here we have a grocery chain called "Wegmans" which has an awesome international cheese section. I mean that section of the store is bigger than some stores. It rocks. You haven't lived until you've been in a Wegmans.
     
  25. robdamanii

    robdamanii OMG! <3 Tom Brady!

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    And the food court isn't bad either.

    The only thing that bugs me about the cheese section of wegmans is they are a little on the high side in terms of price.
     
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    Yeah but dude, you're buying the exact same cheese you can buy in Switzerland or Italy or wherever. I'm sure it ain't cheap for them to get that stuff on the shelf.
     
  27. narlus

    narlus Eastcoast Softcore
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    may not be totally true; did FDA/USDA block the importation of raw milk cheese to the US?

    i've been on a big cambozola kick lately:

     
  28. Echo

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    Not that I know of. Probably half the people on the plane on my way home from Europe were bringing cheese with them.
     
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    Well, there was the time in Pusan, ROK, when I was very stoned and got the munchies. All I had was a pressurized can of Velveeta and a bag of marshmallows - I discovered that I could inflate the marshmallows with the "cheese" and decided that it tastred just like peanut butter, finished the whole mess off... The follies of a misspent youth... :blah: :dead:
     
  30. narlus

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    stinky fuselage?

    not all cheese is raw-milk cheese, though. not sure which is which.

    i do miss not being able to walk to Sheridan's Cheesemongers.
     
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    :eviltongu Have you found the cheese yet? :monkey:
     
  32. Knuckleslammer

    Knuckleslammer took the red pill

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    Does anybody realize that calcium can not be absorbed via the body from cheese and or milk?

    Oh and the cheese your referring to is not cheese. Same as the chemical laden milk you drink.

    PURE SH*T.


    Go Organic. Doesn't cost much more and your body will thank you.
     
  33. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    Retardo Montalbon? Is that you? :think:
     
  34. Westy

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    Of course, that is why mothers feed their babies breastmilk, clamshells and chalk dust.
     
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    Wegmans is the best place ever! I'm sad that I don't live near one anymore.

    In terms of cheese, I think the worst are those overprocessed Kraft singles. They make deli American look like a delicacy. As far as I'm concerned, give me sharp chedder on just about anything and I'll be smiling all day.
     
  36. narlus

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    american bread is pretty much the same...pumped full of preservatives and emulsifiers and god knows what. i really wish i had a good bakery nearby.

    the irish women i worked w/ lived in the US for a while, and they were astounded/bewildered by the fact that US bread wouldn't grow mold unless it sat for weeks.
     
  37. Echo

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    Oh man, that's for sure. The bread in Europe, especially France and Italy, is amazing. Bread here in the US is sad. Most people will never realize what they are missing...
     
  38. robdamanii

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    That's true. Although Wegman's in general is somewhat more expensive than, say, Tops. But you pay for convenience.
     
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    European bread :drool:
     
  40. narlus

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    one best of the lunches ever was the simple baguette/ham/robluchon/tomato sandwich i'd get from the bakery across the street from where i stayed in Morzine. throw it in my camelbak, rip some of the best DH trails in the french/swiss alps, and take a break overlooking mt blanc, chowing down the luscious treat.

    that's living.

    :thumb: