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Mmmm. Neal's Yard. Yum. $20-$32/lb (depending on cheese and store) - ouch. Not something for daily consumption.

BTW over the past decade the US has developed a really tasty artisanal cheese industry, unfortunately it's an expensive one.  But they're often better than the imports, especially as the government has been cracking down on raw milk cheese imports (used to be that the stores would stash some into their other imports and you could buy them under the counter 'psst, buddy, want some Vacherin Mont d'Or')

by MarekNYC on Tue May 23rd, 2006 at 01:57:50 PM EST
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Yea, I've seen that in Whole Foods market. Neal's Yard stilton made me giggle.

Neal's Yard is a shop, not a manufacturer

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Tue May 23rd, 2006 at 04:46:30 PM EST
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Neal's Yard is a shop, not a manufacturer

We are a small dairy near Dorstone, overlooking the Wye Valley, Herefordshire. We make fresh and mould-ripened cheeses. yoghurts and creme fraiche. I have owned and run the Creamery since 1990.

Originally we were the same company as Neal's Yard Dairy

Neal's Yard Creamery

I presume that's what's being sold here under the Neal's Yard label. In any case it is very good.

by MarekNYC on Tue May 23rd, 2006 at 05:24:45 PM EST
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Well the cheese I saw in LA was called Neal's Yard Stilton. Stilton cannot come from Herefordshire. What I saw looked like a load of crumbs and offcuts of stilton from the shop all squashed together and re-badged for the USA. and I giggled when I saw it.

So it was easy for me to presume you were being sold something similar. Sorry

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Wed May 24th, 2006 at 05:34:04 AM EST
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I cannot believe this huuuge discussion on cheese!!! :)))
I think that next time that I will want to write something, I will just write a whole bunch of random words and see which ones get elaborated on the most.... LOL.

"If you cannot say what you have to say in twenty minutes, you should go away and write a book about it." Lord Brabazon
by Barbara on Wed May 24th, 2006 at 07:29:15 AM EST
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But where else would you have war declared over the design details of Finnish cheese ? And is a design ever finnished or merely abandoned ?

Maybe we should ask certain parties whose idea it was to get off at the wrong metro station so that we had to walk 50 miles through a raging hurricane in the first place ? One that suspiciously stopped when we arrived at the restaurant.

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Wed May 24th, 2006 at 08:51:33 AM EST
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Okay, okay, I admit, it was me! But I really had no idea it was so damn far... you guys made it seem like it was "just around the corner"!

"If you cannot say what you have to say in twenty minutes, you should go away and write a book about it." Lord Brabazon
by Barbara on Wed May 24th, 2006 at 09:51:15 AM EST
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Well, if it hadn't been for the hurricane, it would have been a pleasant stroll of what...a kilometre ? Less ?

As it was it was a bit of a trial, especially for Johnny. We'll know next time.

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Wed May 24th, 2006 at 10:42:52 AM EST
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You're allowed a bit of exaggerarion in writing ;) from time to time, otherwise it would be no fun.

"If you cannot say what you have to say in twenty minutes, you should go away and write a book about it." Lord Brabazon
by Barbara on Wed May 24th, 2006 at 11:25:20 AM EST
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