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01-13-2014, 10:37 PM   #3286
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QuoteOriginally posted by THoog Quote
But the US still leads the world in cheese production! That should count for something!

Darn, I looked that up, one thing led to another, and now I'm hungry.
WHAT ?! I beg your pardon, but what are your sources for such a ridiculous claim ... unless you are including several million tons of Cheez-Wiz-like products in your numbers ... J

IMHO, France leads the world in the production of REAL cheese : look at the section "Top Cheese Exporters in Monetary Value" - Cheese Statistics | Statistic Brain (their sited source info = US FDA)

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QuoteOriginally posted by Jean Poitiers Quote
"Top Cheese Exporters in Monetary Value"
Top producer of expensive cheese!
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QuoteOriginally posted by stevebrot Quote
Top producer of expensive cheese!
Quote : "Day without cheese is like a kiss without a squeeze" .... BAAAAAAAAAH !!!

Cheeses of France | Pairings, Regions, Types of Gourmet & Specialty French Cheese

My favorite photo = Cheeses of France | Everyday Perfect | Types of cheese | Recipes | Where to buy & more | More on Cheese (PS ... I look like this guy!)

Too funny ... I gotta wake up the kids now and get'em off to school and myself, too ... later, J
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Didn't de Gaulle ask how anyone could govern a country with 248 (?) cheeses?

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(PS ... I look like this guy!)
I bet you blend in well with the locals!!!
Remember the U.S.A. Is all about quantity! Think Sherman tank. Not the best armor at the time, but we made 42,000 of em!!! German field commanders actually requested a copy be made so they could have a reliable mass produced tank for themselves! Isn't history fun!!
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There are some ludicrous statements in this thread. Everyone knows the best cheeses are made in Britain. The classic Cheddar, creamy Stilton, the marvellously smelly Stinking Bishop and who can forget the world famous Weeensleydale Gromit!


OK, there are some decent cheeses from France as well, I'll give them that.
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... OK, there are some decent cheeses from France as well, I'll give them that.
Merci, vous êtes très gentil ... bien cordialement, Jean

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QuoteOriginally posted by rod_grant Quote
Didn't de Gaulle ask how anyone could govern a country with 248 (?) cheeses?
Oui ... and I personally think that this number is quite underestimated ... Plus you can make "cheese" at home (I've seen it), just like they do with wine/spirits here in France ... I have sampled some "good" home-made bottles, from in-laws, etc. ... plus now there's those beer kits everywhere ... and de Gaulle, like Marx, never lived to see the birth of the Internet, but that's another discussion.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Jean Poitiers Quote
"Top Cheese Exporters in Monetary Value"
Cheese Exports = cheese they couldn't stand to eat themselves!

The USDA page shows the US producing more than twice as many tons of cheese as the next producer, so if even half of US cheese production was Cheese-whiz, we'd still be in the lead! (It's probably actually cheese for pizza, but even the UN counts it as cheese.)

Of course, as soon as you bring terms like "REAL" into the discussion, you can say anything you want. And since the only REAL cheese is my homemade fromange blanc, I am the world's largest cheese producer.
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My 7 year old would disagree on French! He will watch his movies with the French audio on and laugh and laugh!! Doesn't understand a thing but maybe it will rub off on him!!
Like Bart Simpson in the Crepes of Wrath episode. He gets sent to France as a foreign exchange student, and the "hosts" force him to pick grapes and make wine. Bart grouses about constantly. As he is stomping around, grumbling in English he gradually transitions to French, and after a moment or so of babbling in French he stops, then realizes he is now speaking French as if he has always done so.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Parallax Quote
Watrefall, what does this have to do with cheese? Or bacon?
Bacon?

Did someone mention bacon?

Mmmmmmm . . . . . . . . bacon . . . . . . . . . nature's perfect food!










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QuoteOriginally posted by monochrome Quote
. . . . . But it wasn't Colby.
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Of course, Colby was more into pressing than skimming. Or was that Corby?
Colby?

In my younger days we spent Friday and Saturday nights cruising the main street in our local downtown, and the name of the street is Colby.

Oh yeah.

Cruisin' Colby. Chasin' skirts. Street racing. Drinking beer. Dodging cops.

Every Friday and Saturday night, all night long. Just like in the movie American Graffiti.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Racer X 69 Quote
Colby?

In my younger days we spent Friday and Saturday nights cruising the main street in our local downtown, and the name of the street is Colby.

Oh yeah.

Cruisin' Colby. Chasin' skirts. Street racing. Drinking beer. Dodging cops.

Every Friday and Saturday night, all night long. Just like in the movie American Graffiti.
But no bacon and cheese...another reason not to buy the K3.
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Wife says you can never have too much ammunition stockpiled! That's why I love her!!
I like the way she thinks.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Racer X 69 Quote
Like Bart Simpson in the Crepes of Wrath episode. ...
Now, I have got to see this episode !!!

Sounds like my first few months in France when I was an exchange student ... really, except for the "whine" bit. J
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