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Great site hoeklijn! Now you got me wanting to make Chaumes. Never heard of it but it sounds very good. I don't normally care for the French cheeses but this one intrigues me. Anyone ever have it?



http://www.iledefrancecheese.com/index.php/Chaumes/chaumes.html

hints are:
soft ripened cheese
cows milk
bright orange washed rind
pale mellow creamy paste
4 gallons of cow’s milk to make a Chaumes cheese weighing 4.5 pounds

A variation of a Port Salut maybe?


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Re: Saw this cheese on a website and I am intrigued by it - Chaumes
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2012, 03:24:38 PM »
Sound like a twist on surface ripened chimay.
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Re: Saw this cheese on a website and I am intrigued by it - Chaumes
« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2012, 03:48:40 PM »
Anyone ever have it?
As part of my cheese education I tried it a year ago in April. Very nice.

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Re: Saw this cheese on a website and I am intrigued by it - Chaumes
« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2012, 05:50:33 PM »
We are very limited here so I have to wait til I leave town to try different cheeses. The stores arounf here think they have a first class cheese spread if the sell Brie!

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Re: Saw this cheese on a website and I am intrigued by it - Chaumes
« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2012, 01:43:58 AM »
Chaumes is a bit of a joke for French cheese snobs... It is mostly know in France as cheese so mild, mother starts of their babies on cheese by giving it to them.  I personally like it as a basic washed rind cheese that I can cook with.


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Re: Saw this cheese on a website and I am intrigued by it - Chaumes
« Reply #5 on: April 06, 2012, 10:31:58 PM »
I am not a big fan of the french cheeses but I do like the port salut looks similar. I don't like the sour or bitter cheeses.

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Re: Saw this cheese on a website and I am intrigued by it - Chaumes
« Reply #6 on: October 06, 2012, 08:16:24 AM »
oops, missed this thread, Deejay. Do you know how I found it the thread? I had a piece of Chaumes from the supermarket and tried to find something about it on the forum  :D.
The piece I bought was wrapped in plastic foil and had a distinct washed rind smell. ("Who is waring dirty socks?" my wife asked...). Paste was soft, not running like Epoisses, but with little taste. Nice cheese, but I've had better, so I won't attempt to make it, nor buy it again... 
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Re: Saw this cheese on a website and I am intrigued by it - Chaumes
« Reply #7 on: October 06, 2012, 12:02:22 PM »
Hi Deejay,

Sorry to go off topic, but I couldn't find the thread where you suggested and Italian Vacuum Packer that can be fixed rather than thrown away.  What was it called?
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