- From: nospam@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx (J. J. Lodder)
- Date: Mon, 8 Mar 2010 10:39:14 +0100
sjdevnull@xxxxxxxxx <sjdevnull@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
On Mar 5, 8:01 am, nos...@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx (J. J. Lodder) wrote:
Peter Moylan <gro.nalyomp@retep> wrote:
I have just discovered that a 500g block of cheese can be sliced so as
to be a perfect fit to crackers from a 250g box of crackers. (And that
the two align perfectly with a shot of whisky, but that's less
surprising; a "shot" is obviously culture-dependent.)
I feel sorry for
those whose cheese aligns less perfectly with the crackers.
Cheese that comes in standard blocks
is usually of a quality known in the Netherlands
as 'stopverf' (English 'putty')
It seems highly error-prone to me to judge cheese quality based on
what shape it's cut into before being sold.
There are plenty of decent cheeses that are cut into regularly-shaped
blocks before being sold (the widely available Kerrygold Dubliner
Vintage may not be world-class, but it's a decent well-aged cheddar
that's a far cry from putty). Likewise, there are plenty of mass-
produced parmesan cheeses sold in irregular wedges that bear no taste
resemblance to a good Parmigiano-Reggiano.
If it wasn't round before being cut in pieces
it's a fairly reliable guess,