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tigermilkdrunk From: tigermilkdrunk Date: April 12th, 2004 07:13 pm (UTC) (Link)
Insofar as these were artisanal cheeses being sold in the US, were any of them raw or were all pasteurized? If the former, or in fact regardless, is there a decent place for raw milk imported cheeses in the Boston area?

I so wanna be a cheese hunter, man.
komos From: komos Date: April 12th, 2004 08:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
Most of the cheese served tonight was raw milk cheese. The trouble with them is that the FDA has established silly regs related to raw milk cheese even though the only documented deaths from cheese have been the result of pasteurized products. Another big problem right now is that there's an unspoken embargo against French products right now that's being enforced by seemingly random goods getting held up in customs indefinitely.

That said, this place and their sister store in Cambridge both have raw milk cheeses aplenty, as does The Wine and Cheese Cask in Somerville.

Best. Job. Ever.
quislibet From: quislibet Date: April 13th, 2004 12:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, it's vexing that raw-milk cheeses have to be aged (60?) days, by which time some cheeses are past their prime...

J. and I had garrotxa once, if I'm remembering correctly, and we must have had a bad batch, as it was vile beyond reckoning. Another time we tentatively tried it and liked it well enough. Huh.

Come September I will be surrounded by cheese. Livarot, camembert, and pont-l'eveque especially. May even be living IN Livarot (the town, not in a house made of the cheese). I should start an illegal export business.
komos From: komos Date: April 15th, 2004 05:20 am (UTC) (Link)
From what I understand, you do occasionally get a bad wheel of cheese, though why the folks who sold it to you didn't catch that I have no idea.

Color me jealous, even if you're not living in a house made of cheese. I have to ask, though, do you have even a shred of interest in the idea? How 'bout if it turned legal?
quislibet From: quislibet Date: April 15th, 2004 05:39 am (UTC) (Link)
I can't imagine that I have any business sense, so I'm not sure how it would work out.

I'd also need to learn a heckuva lot more about cheese than I currently know. I'm sure I'll get to know the three AOC cheeses of the Auge region pretty well, but beyond that...
komos From: komos Date: April 15th, 2004 01:14 pm (UTC) (Link)
The same goes for me, on both counts, but I've still got these crazy ideas in my head. I need to have conversations with a couple of friends and see what I can brainstorm.
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