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Did you know cheese is seasonal?

Asked by Jonsblond (3149points) 1 month ago from iPhone

It’s my favorite food and I had never heard this until tonight when my boss and I were having a discussion about cheese. I work in a deli.

Why is Muenster considered a winter cheese?

Why is brick considered a summer cheese?

Where are my cheese experts? Please educate me.

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SergeantQueen's avatar

I’m here to say that is the wildest thing I’ve ever heard also what the fuck is brick? Just a brick of cheese? Can I eat a brick of Muenster in the summer?

Jonsblond's avatar

Brick cheese is a cheese from Wisconsin, US, made in brick-shaped form. The color ranges from pale yellow to white, and the cheese has a sweet and mild flavor when young, and matures into a strong, ripe cheese with age. It is a medium-soft cheese.

Jonsblond's avatar

Nice link! Thanks!

You can get Muenster any time. We just sell more of it in the winter months.

SergeantQueen's avatar

Ooooohhhh. I live in Wisconsin and I didn’t know that specific kind came from here :)

jca2's avatar

My mom used to buy Muenster cheese to have in the house. It reminds me of her. I used to put it in scrambled eggs to add texture and flavor.

I love cheese! Cheese and crackers is my go-to snack or dinner when I don’t feel like cooking.

elbanditoroso's avatar

Seasonal cheese seems to be a local thing – I’ve never heard of one cheese being eaten more in one season than another.

Having said that – I can say that cheese availability can be seasonal. It’s hard to get Jarlsberg except around Christmas/

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

I did not know this but it makes sense.
I’ve been craving blue cheese with prime rib. YUM

zenvelo's avatar

@elbanditoroso I get jarlsberg year round, it is my favorite snacking cheese.

@Jonsblond is brick cheese a hard cheese?

Jonsblond's avatar

@SergeantQueen I just learned this myself. I had no idea it’s a Wisconsin cheese.

@jca2 I’ll have to try that in scrambled eggs. That sounds good. I’ll often eat crackers and cheese in place of dinner if I don’t feel like cooking. One thing I’ll often do is put the cheese on Keebler Club butter crackers and heat them up in the oven for 5 minutes. It’s so good!

@zenvelo medium soft.

Now I’m craving cheese. :)

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

@Jonsblond – My hub’s making ribeyes with blue cheese because of your question.Thank you :)

Jonsblond's avatar

Nice! You’re welcome.

Brian1946's avatar

I think if Monterrey pepper jack is best during the winter, then it’s a freezin’ & sneezin’ season cheese. ;-p

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