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    Default Cheese!!!!!!

    I was in the gym last week watching the telly news when I saw this story
    http://business.scoop.co.nz/2009/09/...k-await-costs/

    ...and nearly did a little jig of delight. We've got so fed up of the overpriced yellow rubber that passes for cheese in the supermarkets here. We ended up chucking a home made pizza in the bin this week cause the 'mozzarella' was just awful (and we never waste food). And whilst we have found a couple of places to buy (expensive) french cheese, I long for a lovely chunk of blue vinney or crumbly welsh goat.

    So does anyone fancy coming on a cheesemaking course with me, or have a goat/cow they'd like to rent out?

    Roll on proper cheese!

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    good news indeed...there are some good cheeses around, but you do have to pay for them... a bit like getting a good sausage.

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    finally!

    there is indeed good cheese in NZ, but yeah.. pricey.

    has anyone been to cheesefest in auckland? i assume it'll be on again 2010

    http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0902/S00133.htm

    article on the winners:

    http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0903/S00078.htm

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    On exploring for quality food here I have found http://www.cheesemongers.co.nz/

    I had cheese from this monger and it was great, as good as any cheese monger I have been to to in Europe and all the cheese I had was all Kiwi and I was very pleasantly surprised and I will become a weekly visitor.

    I have being buying Mainland vintage for kids lunches etc and its not to bad.

    With good food comes good prices! General you pay for what you get. No highly processed food in my house!

    David

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    cheesemongers looks great. i see they used to work in neal's yard dairy, which is an amazing place for cheese here in london!

    i must admit i love the standard kiwi tasty cheddar...

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    YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY! Must tell hubby, who's always wanted to make cheese (and whom I have converted to the yumminess of stinky and mouldy cheese..)

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    Quote Originally Posted by frootbat View Post
    I long for a lovely chunk of blue vinney or crumbly welsh goat.
    Blue vinney! Ah, good Dorset yumminess

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    I cant imagine life without Parmigiano Reggiano, is it available in NZ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sporty View Post
    I cant imagine life without Parmigiano Reggiano, is it available in NZ?
    A quick google shows Parmigiano Reggiano, so yes it is available in NZ.

    No idea how available it is though in local stores?

    Ian

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    Quote Originally Posted by IanW99 View Post
    A quick google shows Parmigiano Reggiano, so yes it is available in NZ.

    No idea how available it is though in local stores?

    Ian
    Easily available in most supermarkets. Expensive though (as it is everywhere).

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