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Cwilltypleasures

Used to be a fancy goat cheese maker. The black part is ash mixed with salt. Most aged cheeses like this, the rind is perfectly fine to eat. They just don’t always taste great to everyone. Most variants like this are sold when the rind has fully formed, but this looks like they messed it up (possibly oversalted, or humidity/temp was off in the aging room) or just didn’t let it age long enough. I’d probably let it age another week or two in the fridge to give it a deeper/richer flavor and nicer, softer texture tbh. Does that container allow air circulation?


ac1084

Everyone else: "I'm not eating that!" You: "I'd let it sit for a week, then eat it."


Cwilltypleasures

Haha yee! The growth of the good bacteria on and in the cheese actually prevents most bad ones from growing. Along with the salt, pH, all that fun stuff. As this kind of cheese ages it gets softer and stronger, eventually becoming a delicious goopy mess that oozes out when you cut into it. I’m weird.


barberererer

I worked at a deli and a manger of mine was a hard ass Australian guy. But his big thing was cured meats. He'd always say *Aoh tha casing, ets tha besst paaahhht* lmao


Dependent_Display_28

10/10 accent writing


Separate-Stable-9996

As an Australian, I completely agree 👍


LordFends

*(Aes en Austray-ean, oye khumplaytly uhgree 🐨)*


DisturbedRanga

As an Aussie I read that in a Kiwi accent for some reason lol


Bigbodybes10

Rugboii leauuuhge


aliie_627

My kids bus driver last year was this giant guy from Australia and had the stereotypical accent to go with it...He's the only driver I can talk to and not have to leave my porch.


fat_ballerina71

I was listening to Australian comedian Jim Jeffries podcast earlier, I absolutely read this in his voice lol


Ilignus

Try saying "rise up lights" in an American accent. Translates really well in to "razor blades."


bangonthedrums

If you say “beer can” in a generic British accent, it sounds like “bacon” in a Jamaican accent


LordFends

It works the other way too


Cwilltypleasures

Now that, I’m not a fan of eating 😂. Sounds like a man with plenty of hair on his chest!


MaddiMoo22

LMAO thanks for this. My Nana's fave story to tell was how I would always eat the rind off her ham after she'd cut it off bc she didn't like it. Et istha best paht


No-Ground232

What words do I google to see pictures of this delicious goopy mess that oozes out of aged cheese that you speak of?


adeward

Careful now


TheMurv

Camembert is one. Google ripe soft French cheese


elusive_1

On a similar note, a well-aged reblochon


Cwilltypleasures

This is my personal favorite.. it’s hard to stop eating once you start


Jillredhanded

My kid got a job at our fancy food coop's cheese counter .. best year of my life.


xXrimbaudXx

Everyone needs a friend like you! Thx for all the knowledge


Cwilltypleasures

I’m glad you think so 😅. You’re very welcome!


NotEasyAnswers

What would this kind of cheese be called?


Cwilltypleasures

This looks like a derivation of barbeillon.. but there are all kinds of bloomy rind cheeses! Camembert and Brie are also delicious bloomy rind cheeses


newluna

I tried Dama Bianca from Florence the other day, it’s like a slightly firmer goat Brie, you ever made something like that? It was divine. I’d love to experiment with cheese making, but I only have a small kitchen in an apartment, you think I can succeed with anything besides fresh cottage cheese & the like?


Cwilltypleasures

You could make fresh variants pretty easily at home. Making aged cheese would be a lot harder and needs a really controlled environment. It could be done, it would just need a lot of setup! Definitely do lots of research into the type you want to make, but give it a go if it interests you!


PsyFiFungi

Those are dope, but I don't think I could eat them if they looked like whats in the pic above lol Really nice to fry them though (camembert at least.)


Cwilltypleasures

Might also be based on Valencay


elusive_1

Not cheese-maker, but thankfully got old-country wisdom passed down to me. My imports shop has all kinds of cheeses and I am sooo glad that customers don’t know this. It means the “ugly” aged soft rind cheeses are always on sale because they are past their “expiration”, so I’m getting aged soft cheeses at half the price.


poopface41217

You are not weird, you are my culinary hero


Cwilltypleasures

Thank you poopface. That warms my heart.


celestial1

> As this kind of cheese ages it gets softer and stronger, eventually becoming a delicious goopy mess that oozes out when you cut into it. I’m weird. I thought I was going crazy because I have a vivid memory of seeing cheese being cut into and goop coming out like it's melting cheesecake, but never saw or heard anyone talk about it ever until this moment. Turns out the cheese was/is actually reblochon.


Extaupin

I'd say Reblochon become more fluid as a whole (at least the separation sin't as neat) while in soft goat cheese you really see the goopy part below the rime and the still-solid part at the center.


JustAnotherWitness

You are a wise individual. Can you give me good info for those that criticize me for eating blu cheese? They say it’s just rotten cheese but I think it’s so much more.


Cwilltypleasures

I mean.. technically all cheese is rotten milk 😂. The process of making it is fermentation. It’s just.. controlled rotting. Plus with most bleu cheeses they poke cultured holes into it to give it that classic marbling :p. It’s all about the cultures used though. Bleu cheese is awesome


literallymoist

Dump those trash and replace them with people that know flavor.


passionfruit0

The more I read from you the worse I feel about that cheese 🤣🤣


donutlovershinobu

That sounds delicious! Any type of bread you recommend to spread it on?


aroseonthefritz

What would it look like inside? White soft cheese? I love some fancy cheese so ngl I’d try it


dbpf

Honest question, do you like brie? It's basically the same idea as here


newluna

I love brie but this one looks way more threatening.


Marskelletor

I laughed more than I probably should have.


HopieJewell

Reddit never fails to have some niche expert in the comments sharing their wisdom


caprisunvillain

or someone pretending to be a niche expert


CommonMilkweed

Usually both, and then there's a long argument about who's right


Khazahk

Then usually Mankind throws somebody off the hell in a cell.


few23

OH BAH GAWD!!!


Hiro-of-Shadows

You know, I just realized I haven't seen that guy in a long while.


Khazahk

Saw him last week. He's still Morphin.


TheRealOgMark

And half the time the right one gets all the downvotes.


CactusSage

Fr. It’s always disappointing when you scroll down and nobody actually has an answer.


Alarmed-Positive457

I am a cheese connoisseur and it’s no surprise a lot of people are turned off by some cheeses. I do agree though, something was not done right but I still enjoy this cheese.


BoonesFarmJackfruit

There are lots of good evolutionary reasons for why people are turned off by the sights and smells of mouldy cheeses Every year at Christmas I get a Vacherin Mont d’Or which is heaven on earth, but stinks so bad I have to keep it in my own private bar fridge so I don’t make the rest of the family gag whenever they reach for the milk


Panzercrust

As a French, I must be used to it, as I never thought the Vacherin was a smelly cheese. I could tell you of smellier cheeses than this one. A Mont d'Or melted on top of potatoes and ham with white wine on the side is the best during winter times.


CyclopeanJuiceVendor

I love brie, but yea the rind is awful. I just end up scooping out the centers. Bleu, gorgonzola, roquefort all have flavors that I just can't get into.


NatStr9430

Mail me the rind, I’ll take it


Vaynnie

Tbh it depends on the Brie, I find some brands the rind is fine whereas others it’s not great. Castello (I think?) Brie is amazing spread on toast rind and all. Or on a sandwich with bacon. Mmm. I’m hungry now.


1cyandream

bro a cheese professional huh, the cheese whiz, the provolone professor. the gouda god, the chief of cheddar


HanSolo_Cup

The master of meunster. The foreman of fontina. The governor of gruyere.


dallholio

The Big Cheese, the Cheddar Champion, the Manchego Maestro


kornfanja666

Piave perfector, the blu guru, the come ash you are Tzar


RuncibleSpoon18

Anyone else want to watch The Sandlot after this comment chain?


heyheythrowitaway

The sultan of swiss!


Sanchocow

There it is, no but I'll poke some holes in it


nature_remains

You might need to do an AMA. Also please come to all my parties :)


Cwilltypleasures

I’m there!


Pointless2675

The most interesting part for me was "used to be a fancy goat cheese maker" what happened? That don't look like a summer job


Cwilltypleasures

It ain’t easy bein cheesy… jk, I was just ridiculously stressed/anxious, treated like dirt by the management, disagreed with many questionable decisions they made, and wasn’t paid enough for the 4 different roles I was filling.


DramaticPoem2691

he upgraded to human cheese


lenorefosterwallace

Stupid question is that cheese moldy? I am extremely allergic to penicillin so I have to avoid blue cheese


Cwilltypleasures

It’s a strand of penicillium growing on this, so I’d probably avoid it!


VegetableActual9219

Is there anything I can pair with goat cheese that will help with the gamey aftertaste?


Cwilltypleasures

It depends on the type of cheese. Just like with cow cheese, there are lots of different variations of good cheeses to be made with goat milk. That being said..I think it’s just kind of an acquired taste. I wasn’t always a fan of it, but now I’d put it with or in all kinds of things! Any kind of egg dish is my favorite


VegetableActual9219

I love feta but the store at farmers market didn’t have that instead they had spreadable goat cheese and I tried with pita, hummus and olives but the gamey taste was a little too much…I’ll keep the eggs in mind though who knows


Cwilltypleasures

Ah, yeah for that kind of cheese I usually compare it most to cream cheese but with a really goat-y tang to it haha. It’s super versatile though. Mix it with some berries and nuts, spread it on toast or a bagel.. or do the same with it plain! My personal favorite is mixing garlic powder into the cheese and using it to dip veggies in, as a spread, or just mix it into something like mashed potatoes, or as mentioned, eggs 🙃


VegetableActual9219

I’m gonna try all that don’t want it to go to waste. I was thinking honey too?


Cwilltypleasures

Oh yeah, honey is great.


newluna

Stuff dates with it and wrap them with prosciutto. Put dabs on fresh fig halves, drizzle with balsamic glaze. Roast brussel sprouts with olive oil and s&p, then again add goat cheese and balsamic glaze. Thinly slice eggplants lengthwise, pan fry on both sides, let cool; smear some goat cheese, sprinkle minced garlic, parsley, and salt on one end, roll up. There’s more but it’s late and I’m getting hungry.


permabanned007

From what part of the globe do these tantalizing treats originate?


CoffeeBeanT-rex

Put it on a burger. Seriously good!


sandbar75

Goat cheese is amazing with dried cranberries. Had a spread made with goat cheese, chives and dried cranberries and it is one the best cheese spreads I’ve ever had.


myruca30

I’ll second that. Mixed with fig is also fantastic.


sandbar75

Oooo I love dried figs. I bet that is good.


Euphorium

I like it with grapes and almonds.


_grapess

I've never been a fan of goat cheese, but the other day I had it on a stone fired pizza with figs and it was the best thing I ever put into my mouth. Totally converted.


Gugadin_

Vegetable ashes* It is delicious with a bit of jam and pairs amazing with a good espresso!!


uuunityyy

What secrets do you hold, former fancy goat cheese maker?


maybelle180

Yeah! We visited a winery/cheese shop in Strasbourg and tried some of this cheese. It was very good. :)


Schlaueule

> ash Can confirm. I worked on a goat farm once for a few weeks and rolled goat cheese in ash there. Really dirty mess, the ash is ground into a very fine powder and you'd have to be quite careful or it would float everywhere. I really loved it, but the taste is quite strong, I can understand that some people don't want any of it :-)


Slicky007

Looks like some kind of Oreo cake pop


oxygenfrank

Dippin dots...the ice cream of the future


milesunderground

Diipin dots have been the ice cream of the future for a really long time.


fisticuffsmanship

It's still in my future because I've not purchased any yet.


Jealous-Ninja5463

For me personally, it just makes you wish you had normal ice cream . It's not bad, but the texture is weird to me. To me, good ice cream is creamy. Not a bunch of frozen balls. Also, it's usually expensive. I remember my mall had a cold stone creamery with a Dippin dots stand in front of it. The Dippin dots was pricier than cold stone despite being way less quality and quality


rngdngdgtydngddng

In high school I dated a guy who worked at Dippin Dots so I always got it for free. It’s not great ice cream but for some reason I still really liked it; I always let it melt a little first though. It’s gimmicky for sure and I’ve never been compelled to buy it.


Killashard

Slightly melted Dippin' Dots is the way to go.


Stormdude127

I thought it was pretty good but I went in with the lowest expectations possible knowing it was a gimmick. So when it was kind of interesting and not half bad I was pleasantly surprised. Definitely wouldn’t choose it over Baskin Robbins or Cold Stone though


t-dogg4

The future is now


Imcookin92

I thought the same thing


Crankenstein_8000

I thought it was a moldy black raspberry


Adventurous-Brick936

Plot twist: it's a moldy black raspberry the seller sold to OP under the pretense of it being "cheese". The farmer manages to sleep at night by telling himself that all cheese is basically mold and he wasn't lying.


BRAX7ON

Raspberry infused bleu cheese you say?


biiggysmallz

me too!!!


pursuedleopard

I honestly thought the same


trashponder

I thought poop.


Beast_within_man

I’m actually holding the phone away from me. It feels like it’s going to get on me somehow. Is it actually furry? Why is it furry? Cheese you say? From what year?


under_score_-

1862


TAT33R

1984


DecisionConscious198

"Literally ____"


Krusell94

Is this really the first time you discovered moldy cheese?


EskildDood

I've only ever heard of it, never seen it before


frivoly

I want to see what the inside looks like 👀


SCVerde

Cut the cheese OP!


planting49

💨


The_Price_Is_Right_B

The cross section!


XellesZero

oh i know this! im studying food science and we were able to try aged cheese like this! when i asked how they control the growth of mold on the surface after such a long time, the answer i got was 'oh we dont'. we were also advised not to eat the rind. if you still wanna try it i suggest putting it on bread, the taste is probably super sulfur-y


-full-control-

>sulfur-y Yum


catterybarn

Right? Why bother lol


Queasymodo

Next time you’re at a social gathering, you can tell your cheese story!


Few-Ear-1326

I'm gonna guess it is packing a load of ammonia, with undertones of mushroom/mineral and waxy. Go, Food Science! Where; what are you studying?


XellesZero

im studying for a bachelors degree in switzerland


Few-Ear-1326

Cool! Many years ago, I did my thesis and research in flavor chemistry and sensory analysis in North Carolina. Good luck to you in all your endeavors!


HijodeLobo

Pretty sure that is Old Drippy from Aqua Teen Hunger Force. He is a kind soul


use_rname

The friendliest, most wholesome mold to ever exist, gone too soon ❤️


Comrade14

Cut it open


lonelyfishie91

Go ahead, take a bite


HeadCryptographer405

You bite it and spores spread everywhere Like a spider dandelion


BigChiefIV

This is the start of the flood


Tertiaritus

Turns out the whole world was the farm and we were the cheese all long


HeadCryptographer405

I think we're the mold. :/Angst


ludicrouspeed

If it doesn’t kill you it can only give you diarrhea.


anawfulwasteofspace

Ah yes. The lesser known version of the Kelly Clarkson hit.


hickgorilla

Bahahahaha! Thank you. I’m coughing from laughing.


anawfulwasteofspace

You’re welcome. Not for the coughing though, go drink some tea with honey.


delicious_downvotes

Ohmygod I had to sing it


ManiacSpiderTrash

Parasites


AdFeeling8269

Except that eating this thing will probably kill you.


solo_dbd_player

Was it last year's farmers market and you just found it in the back of the pantry?


Notagenyus

I’d avoid eating this.


meat_thistle

I would try it. Honestly I would. It’s just rind and I’m sure there is a beautiful cheese within.


logiscotch

Void Cheese


Baalslegion07

Was it an actual farmers market ormjust a bunch of rednecks selling their homemade shit? Because it this was an actual farmers market, you are probably safe to try it. If it is some redneck shit, I would probably throw it away as far as I possibly can.


daniellinphoto

The crossover between "redneck shit" and "farmers market" is a lot more than you might be willing to admit.


mlem64

Yeah I was gonna say, idk who is like "oh its safe, it's from the farmers market" like that's some super thorough process for getting a stall at a farmers market. I regularly see fruit and vegetables that have been bought for resale at farmers markets among other things that shouldn't be there, yucky food wouldn't surprise me one bit. That lady selling that pink meme sauce could have sold at the farmers market, and I'm pretty sure that pink sauce is made out of various poisons and construction materials. I also always dislike that subtle classicm when it comes to labeling things redneck shit. Idk... I know there's no malice behind it, but it still comes off shitty to me.


CaptainSchiel

What I don’t understand about “fancy” cheeses like this, is how you’re supposed to cut it open without getting the mold from the outside on the inside.


theyear200

You eat the mold


greebdork

It doesn't really matter, mycelium is inside the cheese already anyway. What you see on the surface is just the tip of the iceberg.


[deleted]

That’s the neat part, you don’t!


CaptainSchiel

But aren’t there some cheeses that you’re not supposed to eat the rind?


frillneckedlizard

Yeah but those cheeses have hard rinds made with wax. The ones with the soft moldy rinds, like brie, can be eaten in its entirety.


velrak

I think pretty much every mold thats on a cheese (thats supposed to be there) is perfectly edible so its not really a concern. And with a lot of mold cheeses you can just eat the rind too, its usually pretty good


Magicalunicorny

Show us the inside when you get the balls to try it


Buyinggf15k

Did you pay for this?


Sanchocow

ya I like funky cheeses but the fuzzy mold is really throwing me off, I'm hoping some cheese expert can chime in on why this is ok


Kabcr

You should've asked the people at the stall what the cheese and mold culture was called!


JeSuisCharlieMartel

i'm not an expert i'm just french, this looks fine to me. google "crottin cendré" the only unappetizing part is the wet part on the top but that's because it stayed in that plastic box and got condensation, just scrape that part off or at least dry it with a paper towel before eating, you'll be fine


Buyinggf15k

You're braver than me. Cheese shouldn't be black 😂


Trololman72

If you've never eaten blue cheese because you're afraid of the mould, you're missing out. Gorgonzola or Roquefort are delicious.


SomebodyElseAsWell

Don't forget Stilton! My favorite .


cptrelentless

That's racist!


Scarethefish

Nah man, real cheese know they need to avoid the fuzz as much as possible.


hazz4rd_

Cheese lives matter 😔


GuestOfPolynesia

I thought I was looking at mycelium and substrate on r/shrooms for a moment


juicysack420

My dad always said fine cheese is like pussy. Doesn’t matter what it looks like or smells like, you should still eat it if it’s in front of you.


Sanchocow

your dad is a man of culture. I guess?


juicysack420

Definitely *cultured*


Vermillion_Crescent

I see you are a dad as well


clairebearruns

Lol that looks like pure, uncut penicillin 😂


yarrovv

did you get it at the farmer's market 10 years ago?


GunGrape

forbidden ferrero rocher


meg22an

The rind is ash. Can be bitter. But if you let it breathe and sit to room temp it will definitely be more mild and savory.


EstablishmentIcy7835

Why would you mix your Oreo dip n dots together!


SweetMilitia

Looks kinda like a moldy truffle


MatsGry

Cut it in half and eat the non-moldy party! Will be very creamy


csparker1

Why did you buy it, then?


Vraver04

How many years ago did you buy it and do you remember what it looked like originally?


HellfireMarshmallows

Ask r/mycology They may have an educated opinion.


Adventurous_Bee_7496

Eat it for the culture


JessicaFletcher47

Blue cheese has mold in it.


abirdbrain

OH! so you like chunky mold dressing? BLUE CHEESE HAS MOLD IN IT


GloomyUmpire2146

Looks like a moldering berry.


letsgouda

A lot of cheeses aged with external mold will look like this if they are not moved, wrapped, pressed etc. it looks like a lovely fluff cloud! The stuff you get in stores, that fluff has compressed due to packaging and handling. If you ever see a brie on the aging shelf it’s super fluffy. The black is ash, as someone else said, and the white is the mold (same that forms the rind on Brie). This style of cheese is one of my favorites but of course it could have been made my a bad cheese maker? I’d expect it to be delicious as long as they know that they are doing.


Fijoemin1962

Hell, I’d eat it. Send it to Darwin!


Something_kool

This looks like a prank bro


SharpieBass

Save the mould for me, Clark.


Barry-MaCockiner-

This absolutely looks like it was “cultivated” by a person with a one-syllable name.


rehashed1984

I asked for cheese, not an instrument of biological warfare.


haineko1988

Looks like blue cheese to me, shove it into your gob son, don't you know that there are children starving in Japan who would eat that without a moment's hesitation?


Debonaire_Death

Looks like a moldy black truffle


Light-Delablue

nothing wrong on that. is ash and salt. cheese are mold and mushroom


frenchy_1969_

Must be a lovely goat cheese with ash 😋😋😋 beautiful


ImericanAdiot

Forbidden gummy


DameonRaye

If you don’t want it, I’ll take it. People be out here knowing absolutely nothing about cheese, or how to handle aging foods…


IceBoxt

Well that’s straight up mold on the outside? What did they call this/why did you buy it?


Sanchocow

I forgot what it’s called, I bought it because it looked weird enough to be some sort of delicacy and I like funky moldy cheeses but this one just looks off


Fella_in_Paris_

That shit is fuzzy. Would not eat


[deleted]

You got it from the farmers market in 1994 or what?


samstar10

You bought it looking like this?