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2 hours ago, Thian said:

I noticed many new american cheeses in the Makro for a reasonable price...cheddar for 325 a kg isn't bad...and parmesan for 800 a kg...

Any of you tried those cheeses?

I won't try American Cheddar for the same reason not believing in Spain Gouda or German Champagne 😉

 

But had those 'big bag - house brand' shredded cheese once for the pizza.

Looked so much like molten plastic.

 

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48 minutes ago, Dumbastheycome said:

Why is it  that people are  sucked in to the belief  that Best before etc  date are  a  Gospel of food safety? They  actually only are  Manufacturers nominated  dates  required  by regulations that for the  most part are totally ridiculous  but provide liabilities  under  certain  circumstances.

Consider the ridiculousness of consumer logic when applied to the purchase of a 1 kg block of  hard cheese.

Yes . Is ok because the use by, best by  date is  tomorrow  so is  guaranteed  safe. Yes?

Hello?

So in  the  average  household you are going to consume  a whole 1 kg  block of hard cheese  with   2  days  because  for some  magical reason  after that it will be poison!

Moronic !

Dry aged  meat? 120  days old  but   consume  by date is   next week!

Duh!

 

 

Expiring dates ....! Well for the moment i am using my just 1 before last one package of this Grana Padano (kind of Parmeggiano) cheese for spreading over pizza or spaghetti in excellent condition and bought ....wel May 2018 .... yes 2018!And still in excellent condition no mold on it , however i use it carefully , after using i roll it up before closing the plastic zip closure , so pressing the air outside , and it is stored in fridge (not freezer ) And always put a to use part in a glass bowl  to check if all ok still , to my own surprise it is still O.K after all that time, I think because  in sealed package in selling mode, an zip lock after opening .

 

I brought this with me by my last visit home country May 2018 in quit a supply with other cheeses an more food (no meat as i dont risk costoms as it is forbidden explicit  because mad cow desease ..)

 

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1 hour ago, Thian said:

Even old Amsterdam has a expiry date i believe...and yes older cheese tastes much better..or cheese from raw milk which is also great, farmers cheese.

Depends... If they are sliced in slices, I wouldn't keep them for long.

But a fine block, I still eat it months pass the due date. 🙂

 

Sometime my young cheese sweating, then I cleaned in brine and dried it. It then became old and crumble.

Delicious with good mustard (And yeah there is another thread running with mustard teams , I am the brown mustard team 555).

 

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Got a phone message this morning from Villa Market saying today is "National Cheese Day"!!!   Don't think it said WHAT nation has today as its national cheese day. I'm guessing it's not Thailand, but who knows...

 

In any event, a good day to go out and eat some cheese!!!!  :laugh:

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13 hours ago, billd766 said:

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cheddar_cheese

 

The term cheddar cheese is widely used, but has no protected designation of origin within the European Union. However, in 2007 a Protected Designation of Origin, "West Country Farmhouse Cheddar", was created and only Cheddar produced from local milk within Somerset, Dorset, Devon and Cornwall and manufactured using traditional methods may use the name.

I haven't eaten any real Cheddar cheese since about 2004.

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13 hours ago, Dumbastheycome said:

Why is it  that people are  sucked in to the belief  that Best before etc  date are  a  Gospel of food safety? They  actually only are  Manufacturers nominated  dates  required  by regulations that for the  most part are totally ridiculous  but provide liabilities  under  certain  circumstances.

Consider the ridiculousness of consumer logic when applied to the purchase of a 1 kg block of  hard cheese.

Yes . Is ok because the use by, best by  date is  tomorrow  so is  guaranteed  safe. Yes?

Hello?

So in  the  average  household you are going to consume  a whole 1 kg  block of hard cheese  with   2  days  because  for some  magical reason  after that it will be poison!

Moronic !

Dry aged  meat? 120  days old  but   consume  by date is   next week!

Duh!

 

 

Well Old Amsterdam sure gets green/grey fungus when expired, don't ask me why...it's vacuum packed in the factory. 

 

I cut the fungus of and still eat but i'm not normal, i can live in Thailand and drink tapwater as well. Pregnant women or oldies or sick ones might get sick from eating it...

 

And dry aged meat is dried in open air, not in a plastic bag where it will start growing fungus....or do you keep your meat unpacked in the fridge?

 

 

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Ironic, ain't it so.....

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3 minutes ago, mercman24 said:

there is only one CHEDDAR, and that is where i came from in the UK, now every Tom Dick and Harry, makes some cheese and calls it Cheddar, Duh !! cant beat a mature strong tangy cheddar from the proper place, one that burns your tongue, lol

It's the same with Gouda cheese, the whole world makes it these days...some are very bland but some are really good, even better than the real thing from Holland.

 

I have tried cheddar in thailand from Makro many years ago but wasn't impressed. Don't know where it was made, i think they should tell us where it's from.

 

But i started this thread because i was excited to see so much affordable cheese in the Makro, i hoped and thought it was from a trade agreement between thailand and the USA...Not that i ever had good american cheese but you never know....maybe they also start selling affordable European cheese one day? Would be nice, i hope the USA and EU will force Thailand into that by a trade agreement or stop importing Thai jasmin rice since Basmati rice is even better.

 

I'm not a big fan of frozen cheese but if it tastes better than ones sold in Thailand i will bring it myself. Cheese and coffee are very important for me.

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17 hours ago, CharlieH said:

Save yourself some money that's only 209 baht in Tesco and 175 occasionally in BigC. Just a suggestion.

Your price refers to the well known 250gr packs.

Since a while they sell big 470gr packs (as in the picture) for 260 Baht or so. That's a good price (553 B/kg).

 

I just bought one of the 24 month old.

It's from New Zealand.

 

EDIT: another poster was faster.

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3 hours ago, Thian said:

I have tried cheddar in thailand from Makro many years ago but wasn't impressed. Don't know where it was made, i think they should tell us where it's from.

Beston Cheddar from Rimping @ 350bht/kg. Fairly tasty as well.

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18 hours ago, CharlieH said:

Save yourself some money that's only 209 baht in Tesco and 175 occasionally in BigC. Just a suggestion.

Tesco and BigC packs were only 250gm last time I bought them.

260bht for 470gm is a bargain.

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18 hours ago, Thian said:

It was this one for 260 baht iirc...

 

 

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But look at the flavour strength slider, it's only halfway and that for a 18 months old cheese? Old amsterdam is about the same age and sure has a strong taste.

It's doubtful that cheese produced by a New Zealand company being available in Makro has anything to do with Thai-US trade deals.

 

That brand of cheese has been available in Thailand for a long time, it's not a new thing and it is good cheese.

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8 minutes ago, BritManToo said:

Tesco and BigC packs were only 250gm last time I bought them.

260bht for 470gm is a bargain.

That's quite funny, it just shows exactly the level of this forum.....

 

First i believed them that Tesco was a lot cheaper....555

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