Thursday, February 17, 2011

Thursday Thirteen!

Thirteen Types of Cheese You Might Not Have Heard Of!

1.Anejo Enchilado
It is commonly used as a topping or stuffing for enchiladas burritos and tacos. Anejo Enchilado has a mild and slightly spicy flavor. It has a red, spicy coating with white interior. Enchilado Anejo has a hard and dry texture. The cheese softens but does not melt under heat.

2. Ardrahan
Modern, farmhouse, vegetarian, washed-rind cheese made from cow's milk. It has a distinctive, earthy aroma. Beneath the brine-washed rind, the deep yellow interior is firm and slightly chalky. It exudes a wonderful complexity of flavors, the zesty acidity underscoring the buttery, savory, meaty character.

3. Buffalo
Modern, unpasteurized, hard cheese of wheel shape with thin, leathery, polished, natural rind. It is made from buffalo milk has a mild flavor with a hint of almonds.

4. Caboc
The cheese is made from cow's milk. It has a shape of chubby log rolled in oatmeal. The cheese is made with cream-enriched milk, and it is buttery. The toasted oats give it a nutty, yeasty flavor. This cheese has a long history and is made according to an ancient recipe. It is a table cheese which is spread on oat cakes.

5. Caravane
Caravane is the brand name of a camel-milk cheese produced in Mauritania by Tiviski. The milk is collected by a thousand nomadic herdsmen, and is very difficult to produce, but yields a product that is low in lactose.

6. Cotija
It is a Hispanic-style cheese, known as the "Parmesan of Mexico". It was originally made with goat's milk but today cow's milk is preferred. This cheese is strongly flavored, firm and perfect for grating. It is used in Hispanic cooking, in a manner similar to the way Parmesan is used in Italian cooking. Cotija is commonly used to add a lively garnish to common dishes: simply sprinkle on top of refried beans, salads, chili or lasagna. In Mexico, it is also widely used to enhance the flavor of many savory dishes by mixing directly into the casserole or recipe. In the U.S. it is increasingly popular on pasta. It is typically shredded onto cooked foods, also in salads and with fruit.

7. Derby
The cheese has a shape of cylinder with natural rind. This cheese is very similar to Cheddar, but has a softer, flakier curd and a butter taste.

8. Emlett
It is a soft-white, smooth and creamy cheese. As it ages, the cheese softens like ice-cream and has the sweet acidity and characteristic nuttiness.

9. Filetta
Filetta comes from Isolaccio, which is south of the town of Bastia. It means "the fern" in Corsican. It has a faint smell of the cellar and fern leaves and is decorated with a sprig of fern.

10. Fontal is tender and buttery with a bland taste and a yellow paste with tiny holes.

11. Montasio
Montasio is creamery, unpasteurized, hard cheese made from cow's milk. The yellow-brown rind is smooth and springy at first, later becomes darker and harder. This cheese was developed in the thirteenth century in monastery of Maggio. The body is firm with small holes. It is creamy, rich and fruity, with a hint of pineapple.

12. Panela
The most popular fresh cheeses in Mexico, this cheese is mild, white and crumbly. It is used commonly crumbled over salads, tacos, chili and burritos.

13. Toscanello
Semi-hard cheese with a smooth rind and a whitish paste. The flavor of the cheese is mild, slightly sharp.

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Darla M Sands said...

Now I'm hungry! These were all new to me. Thank you!

Adelle Laudan said...

Cheese doesn't last very long in this house. Bummer. After seeing all the different kinds I really wish we had some lol
Happy T13!

Paige Tyler said...

Darla - I know! LOL! They were new to me, too. You wouldn't believe how many types of cheese there are!

Adelle - LOL! We love cheese, too!


Sarah J. McNeal said...

Lordy Paige, I had no idea you knew so much about cheese. Thete is no cheese that I don't like--even stinky cheese. Just hold your nose and eat it. Good post.

Mary Quast said...

I love cheese. I'm printing this list out and taking it to a cheses haus not far from here for some serious taste testing!

Great list!

Alice Audrey said...

Now I want to try buffalo cheese.

Delaney Diamond said...

I love cheese and I didn't know most of these. Interesting blog.

Paige Tyler said...

Sarah - LOL! I don't! I read something that said there are hundreds of varieties of cheese and thought it'd make a great TT. I definitely had to do some research!

Mary - Sounds fun! Let me know how they taste!

AliceAudrey - I know! Some of those sound really yummy!

Delaney - I love cheese, too! I had no idea there were so many kinds!


Kimberly Menozzi said...

Great. Now I want some cheese. ;)

Happy TT!

Paige Tyler said...

Kimberly - I know! LOL!


Heather said...

You're right. Despite the fact that I live in the Dairy State, I have never heard of any of these.

Paige Tyler said...

Heather - LOL! There are hundreds!


Savannah Chase said...

Cheese is so yummy..It is a trial and error when it comes to finding the good stuff...

Maddy Barone said...

I don't think I've had any of those. I wonder about the Buffalo one, tho. Talk about different! My fave cheese is 10 year old white cheddar.

Shelley Munro said...

Cheese is one of my favorite things. I'm not eating it at the moment because I'm on a diet :(

Bratty said...

We have many of the Mexican cheeses here in the stores because of our large Hispanic population. Most are mild, but some are hot! The others I'll have to hunt to find....

Paige Tyler said...

Bratty - Love Mexican food! So want to try thosetypes of cheese!


Jennifer said...

Mmmmm I love cheese!

Paige Tyler said...

Savannah - We love cheese, too!

Shelley - It is yummy!

Jennifer - We do, too!


A. Catherine Noon said...

I LOVE cheese. Srsly. The one with the oatmeal sounds lovely. I love Stilton, and Maytag, and aged Irish Cheddar...

Paige Tyler said...

Catherine - That does sound yummy!