I'm looking at recipes for the Bhutanese chili cheese stew ema datse. I've seen ideas ranging from kraft singles (for the texture) to stilton (for the sourness and approximation of half-rotted yak cheese). I've seen mixes of jack and feta. Anyone with experience in this department?
Can Mac and cheese be made up and refrigerated a few hours in advance, then put in the oven?. [more inside]
I'd like to make a rich, creamy, queso dip for a holiday party, but have never made it before. Do you have any recommendations for a tasty recipe to follow?
I made some really delicious tacos, but I have a lot of crema mexicana and queso fresco left over in proportion to the other ingredients. How can I creatively use the extra crema mexicana and queso fresco to make stuff that won't be too similar to the tacos I will have been eating all week?
I have made a lovely bolognaise. I think it would be even lovelier with parmesan. If I buy some parmesan I won't use up the whole wedge. Is there anything interesting I could use the leftover parmesan for? Or alternatively, something other than parmesan that is dynamite on a bolognaise sauce. [more inside]
I bought some goat, gruyere, fontina, blue, and fancy cheddar cheeses from a gourmet cheese shop last night and left it in my car overnight (it only gets down to about 70 degrees -- if that -- at night where I live). Can I still eat it? [more inside]
My SO and I were having some italian-themed chicken wings, and had some fresh-grated parmesan cheese on the side in a copper bowl. After our meal, we were cleaning up and transferring the leftovers to the fridge for storage, and the cheese on the bottom of the bowl had turned a light blue. Does anyone know why this happened? Given that it happened over only a few hours to just the cheese in contact with the bowl, I'm thinking it was some kind of reaction with the copper.
Teach me how to make Cancoillotte cheese from things I can buy in an American supermarket or (unlikely) where to buy it for shipment to the USA (Nebraska). [more inside]
Help me find the name of this hard, pungent Italian cheese. [more inside]
Are there any cheeses which are worthwhile to make myself? [more inside]
CookingFilter: I've been making a bunch of Asian fusion dishes lately and I don't think I've ever been satisfied with a component crucial to my understanding of food: the cheese! [more inside]
Sour Milk, Soured Milk, and Spoiled Milk. Is there an effective chemical difference? To what extents are any and all unsafe to cook and eat? [more inside]
What's the best resource for learning about cheese-making processes (in general and for specific cheeses)? [more inside]
What do you do with ricotta cheese? [more inside]
What are the reasons cheese is seemingly so infequently used in "gourmet" cooking? [more inside]
I have an ungodly amount of mascarpone cheese in my refrigerator. What should I make with it? Bonus points for savory recipes. [more inside]
I happened to mention to a well-meaning friend that I liked the taste of chipotle. Soon afterward, I received a care package just loaded with chipotle products. Please help me make mouth-watering concoctions. [more inside]
What do I do with all of this Cheshire cheese? [more inside]
What are some cooking and diet tips for an ovo-lacto carnivore? (No, that wasn't a typo.) [more inside]
Help me win the work potluck challenge. The ingredients? Chocolate and cheese. [more inside]
What's a good cheese-making book for me? [more inside]
What's your secret for a delicious cheese fondue? [more inside]
Mmmm... cheese. I went to a tapas restaurant the other day and one of the things we ordered was roasted chèvre — essentially a sticky warm blob of goat's milk cheese in a dish. The edges were brown, perhaps caramelized, and it tasted deliciously sweet. How do I make it? And do I need a butane torch to do it?
How do you bake a brie? [more inside]
TravelinginFranceFilter: I know there have been loads of questions about France. We're looking for beautiful places in the countryside, great cheap food and reasonable accommodations. I'd love to have the perfect trip that matches my favorite things: [more inside]
I just tried to make homemade ricotta cheese with a gallon of whole milk (to avoid burning) and a quart of buttermilk. Nevertheless, the majority of the ricotta burned to the bottom of the stainless steel stock pot I used, and the cheese which didn't burn, had that burnt-flavor. What gives?