Good cheese?


#42

Cheese is overpriced in Taiwan. But, you need to calculate all the spoiled cheese that you won’t sell. One big reason.


#43

If it can’t age, it’s not “real” cheese


#44

In English, the word “cheese” is used to refer a great many things that have little to do with each other. An interesting language exchange or teaching topic, so long as you know when to stop.

It’s not a good idea to eat aged cottage cheese.


#45

All cheeses start out as ‘cottage’ cheese somehow.


#46

What road they take from there makes all the difference.

Just like everything that can be traced back to the Big Bang.


#47

Starting out can a be a little different, using a ferment or not. But it’s all about curdling the milk, doing with an acid, any food safe acid basically.


#48

Cottage cheese is to parmesan as a dead cow is to a hamburger.


#49

Sounds about right as a hamburger is not the ultimate meat.


#50

And parmesan is a slightly overrated cheese.


#51

And pricey!


#52

A good Pecorino does the job for half the price.


#53

Or an asiago. Saw some at RT-mart recently.


#54

especially from the pastime known as cottaging.


#55

Oh great. Just great. Thanks for that mental image. I’ll never eat cottage cheese again.


#56

Not much of a loss, to be honest. And “cottage cheese legs” ruined cottage cheese for me long ago anyway.


#57

I had to google that, and I wish I hadn’t.


#58

Sorry for the double whammy, ha. A picture is worth a thousand curds… :grin:


#59

http://instantrimshot.com/index.php?sound=rimshot&play=true


#60

I just checked some of the prices at Costco and I think that they are hard to beat. Coastal Cheddar Cheese NT$439/kg - it is aged enough so it is crumbly. The goat cheese (when they have it) is only NT$247 for almost 600g. Apetina feta is seasoned (they don’t have plain) and costs around NT$350 for five 100g packages. The parmigiano is not bad for the price (NT$869/kg).
Are there better deals at other stores?


#61

No.