Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Processed and Melted

Another Weekend Assignment Rewind  (Because I am tired and cranky and don't have anything nice to say.)

Weekend Assignment #311: What is your favorite kind of cheese and why? Do you have it often, or just occasionally?

Extra Credit: Is there a kind of cheese you hate?

I actually thought that I was a serious fan of cheese.  Then I discovered Whole Foods.  I tried different types of cheese and hated plenty.  Then, because I wasn't done with the game, I started trying every variety of Cheddar - Irish, Australian, you get the idea.  It turns out that I like Vermont Cheddar and Hoffman's Super Sharp Cheddar the best.  And I think you can get both at Costco.

I find this utterly ridiculous because I love cheese.  Love it.  I have rejected Five Guys because it does not have cheese sauce for their fresh cut french fries.  Seriously? I don't care how good your burgers are, Five Guys - I am going to Meatheads.  And having a grilled cheese sandwich.

Wait.  I just did that for lunch.

This is where my mother says, "I keep telling you.  You just do not have gourmet tastes."  In my defense, I have outgrown Velveeta.  I think.   I haven't had it in a really long time, anyway.  The cheese I have most often is parmesan.  On my pasta.  At Noodles & Company.

I actively dislike stinky cheeses.  I enjoy blue cheese on a cobb salad, but that is about it. 

Have I answered the question?  What is my favorite cheese?  The kind that comes from Wisconsin.  Pasteurized.


Fluffycat said...

Not sure if cheese sauce on fries is regional since I don't know if I have had that. I think I've had fries with melted cheese before.

Five Guys is pretty good, finally made it there last week, but I still think In-and-Out is less gimmicky and also cheaper. Though I do like getting jalapeno slices on my burger, and the grilled onions and mushrooms were tasty.

Anne said...

In-and-Out hasn't made it this far East yet, but my West Coast family swears by it.

If you have never had cheese sauce on your french fries, I recommend that you never. ever. try it.

Spare yourself the future temptation.

Karen Funk Blocher said...

The oddball topping on fries here is ranch dressing. Eegee's does this and it's great!

I can't say I care for any of the moldy, runny or stinky cheeses either. I can just about handle a modest quantify of Feta. Cheddar, havarti and the italian pasta cheeses are tops.