hetrodoxly, on 02 September 2012 - 08:24 PM, said:
"eating cheese" what do you do with other cheeses?
Eating cheese, as in eaten on it's own rather than using it as an ingredient. I would serve it in "taste" sized bits, likely along with other eating cheeses. Probably a few other little dishes. Of course a couple of beverages. Sort of an amuse-bouche.
Sometimes in some restaurants you will see a dessert type of dish offered that is a couple of different bits of cheese, often accompanied by fruit, nuts, or chocolate. Those are eating cheeses.
An eating comparison could be grapes. Table grapes are more for eating- particularly fresh, wine grapes are made into wine. Then there is the processing grape- concord are most noted for that, though it is not top of the popular list for either table or wine grapes.
You can use any of these grapes interchangeably to an extent. But some are better eating grapes, some better ingredient grapes.
Edited by rashore, 02 September 2012 - 09:39 PM.
Yes, I am a cynical and jaded jacknape. I try to see all three sides of the coin- do you?