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Thanksgiving Cheese Platter
« on: November 25, 2016, 10:40:12 AM »
A shot of the 9 cheeses I'm serving as appetizer to the Thanksgiving meal (yes, a day late - my family couldn't come until today).

In the center is Double Gloucester, 11 months old (made 12/22/15)

Starting at the 11:00 position, and going clockwise:

Cantal, approximately 18 months old (made 5/27/15)

Lancashire, around 8 weeks old (made 10/1/16)

Caerphilly, coated with olive oil and smoked paprika, around 4 weeks old (made 10/28/16)

Smoked Gouda, about 8 months old, but smoked only about 4 weeks ago (made 3/25/16)

Asiago, about 10 months old (made 1/29/16)

Gruyere, about 6 months old (made 5/20/16)

Emmental, 12 months old (made 11/25/15)

Gorgonzola, about 11.5 months old (made 12/9/15)
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Re: Thanksgiving Cheese Platter
« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2016, 12:28:03 PM »
That is impressive Andy! Looks, really delicious! 25 more years and I'll make a plate just like that :)

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Re: Thanksgiving Cheese Platter
« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2016, 02:43:15 PM »
Wow!!! I wish that I could match that... Looks so nice.

Have a cheese...

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Re: Thanksgiving Cheese Platter
« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2016, 05:50:11 PM »
Great looking platter, Andy!
I wish I am invited to have these vast array of cheese! AC4U
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Re: Thanksgiving Cheese Platter
« Reply #4 on: November 26, 2016, 01:53:03 PM »
Beautiful spread Andy!!  Have a cheese on me!  ;D
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Re: Thanksgiving Cheese Platter
« Reply #5 on: November 26, 2016, 02:24:01 PM »
Impressive!

Definitely deserves a cheese. Kudos, Cheese Master!

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Re: Thanksgiving Cheese Platter
« Reply #6 on: November 26, 2016, 04:09:01 PM »
Great looking cheeses!! I am sure they are all delicious! I hope your family enjoyed them....I sure would have :)

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Re: Thanksgiving Cheese Platter
« Reply #7 on: November 27, 2016, 12:05:40 PM »
Thanks, all. Everyone seemed to enjoy them all, though only my dad joins me in liking the blues. Now, into the Christmas rush - I will have several of these available for Christmas, plus I'll have some camembries that should be ripe just about the right time for that gathering ...
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Re: Thanksgiving Cheese Platter
« Reply #8 on: November 28, 2016, 09:46:36 AM »
You're a busy guy, Andy. One of Santa's elves, huh? :)

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Re: Thanksgiving Cheese Platter
« Reply #9 on: November 28, 2016, 12:13:39 PM »
Making cheese on the weekends is one of my stress-relief necessities! :)
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Re: Thanksgiving Cheese Platter
« Reply #10 on: November 28, 2016, 01:02:26 PM »
Just started again this past weekend but between making videos for CharGriller and making cheese I have no spare time. LOL  It is very relaxing though. ^-^
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Re: Thanksgiving Cheese Platter
« Reply #11 on: November 29, 2016, 09:36:25 AM »
It is very relaxing though. ^-^
Yeah, a totally Zen moment....

Be one with the cheese.  8)

Ommmmm....

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Re: Thanksgiving Cheese Platter
« Reply #12 on: November 29, 2016, 10:32:43 AM »
The downside of making the cheese is that I DO become one with it -- as in, I eat too much of it, and then pay for it at the scales. Sigh ...
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Re: Thanksgiving Cheese Platter
« Reply #13 on: November 29, 2016, 05:15:36 PM »
I stop eating carbs just so I can eat my cheese whenever and as much as I want...somebody has to eat them  ;D
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Re: Thanksgiving Cheese Platter
« Reply #14 on: November 30, 2016, 09:13:21 AM »
Amen to that!
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