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Discovered a new - to me - GREAT blue cheese... Wisconsin BLEU AFFINEE

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Didn't realize they spoke French in Wisconsin.

 

Anyway, it is a 6-month-plus aged blue made from buttermilk, and I think it's every bit as good as Maytag, at about 1/2 the price if you shop around on the 'net.

 

Discovered it a local farmers' market from a lady who sells a variety of Wisconsin cheeses. She gets $25/lb, but direct from a producer it's more like $14. They won't ship it ground if you're more than two days away, but I'm close enough, so the freight isn't too bad- adds about $2/lb. Air is probably more. :rolleyes:

 

It's creamy, tangy, and I'm totally addicted after two small wedges!  Ordering a 3-1/2 pound half-wheel tomorrow.

 

Try it, you'll like it.

 

Mike

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Mike, besides producing a significant amount of this nation's "grocery store" cheese, Wisconsin is producing a lot of seriously good cheeses, both traditional and not so traditional.  Andy Hatch, at Uplands Cheese, is producing some of the best cheese in this country right now, and there are plenty of others, here in Wisconsin, that are doing the same.  And the best part is that many of them are still really good deals, comparatively as people tend to overlook Wisconsin when it comes to serious cheese.

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"Wisconsin is producing a lot of seriously good cheeses"

 

Well, Pete, for me this is definitely one of them!

 

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Mike, if you like blues, you might also want to be on the lookout for Salemville Amish Blue, also produced in Wisconsin.  It may not be comparable to the great blue cheeses of the world, but, for the price, I think it is a steal.

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Thanks for the tip, Pete. I'm on the hunt for it now!

 

I've had many good experiences with Amish food and cooking, in Pennsylvania where my wife grew up, and around Iowa City where a son went to college.  Not quite the same thing, but we have an RV built in north central Indiana by Amish craftsmen which is beautifully done inside and out and in the places where you can't easily see.

 

I have great respect for them.  Their dang buggies certainly get in the way on the roads, though!   :p

 

Mike     Just kidding

 

Edit: Interestingly, I googled this cheese and they also make the same named cheese in PA.


Edited by MikeLM - 9/16/13 at 8:32pm
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I was in Wisconsin last weekend, at a wine and cheese type social thing had this really good stuff.  It was like a lightly smoked asagio but a little creamier and a touch saltier - I loved it!  And of course, can not remember one single thing that was on the label that I looked at.  Sigh.

 

Wonder if the wine had anything to do with that?

 

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Dangit, Teamfat-

 

You got no business pumping us up like that and then leaving us hanging with no directions!  Please go immediately back to WI and tell us how to find this stuff.

Mike ;)

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