A little lighter topic... What's your favorite cheeses? Growing up, I only ate a few kinds of cheese. American, Velveeta, a processed abomination of Swiss, Colby, and Monterey Jack. When I got to Europe at age 19 I started figuring out that there were hundreds of different kinds and they we're mostly much more flavorful than what you would normally find in the states (1980's). America has or at least had a way with "watering down" things for mass appeal. The selection has become semi-respectable in the last 20 years, it's a lot easier to find a variety at the store now. Now I'm a cheese addict, I've probably got 7 or 8 kinds in the fridge right now, and since I'm "low-carbing" it.... I'm induging myself The only cheeses I don't really like (so far) are the blue cheeses, and I'm not crazy about goat cheese. Here are my favorites: Muenster - A wonderful snacking cheese, also great on sandwiches (and my dogs favorite) Brie - A very soft, wonderfully flavored french cheese with a "crust". Everone should try this one at least once. Parmesan - Can't beat it sprinkled on pizza... or fish. Romano - Much like Parmesan Swiss cheeses - Actually called Emmentaler. Lorraine or Baby Swiss for a light sandwich, and pungent aged swiss is the perfect compliment for ham. Feta - Don't buy the cheap crap at the grocery store, try the good stuff and you'll be amazed! The good stuff doesn't have a bite like the cheap crap does, and not as crumbly. It's great as a snack by itself and a lot of folks put it in salads. Cheddars - Great compliment to almost anything... especially roast beef, or on an omelette. Colby - Another great one just for snacking. Havarti - A lot like Muenster, maybe a touch stronger. Fontina - Nothing makes better carbonara! But not that great by itself. Mozarella - Obviously the ultimate for pizza Real Bufala Mozarella - Only had it once as it's really expensive ($36 a pound when I tried it 10 years ago or so). It is an experience, but I'm not sure it's worth the price, there is some very good, fresh mozarella to be had at the deli now for waaay cheaper. Cream Cheese - Two Words.... Cheesecake...... Bagels! Ricotta - For lasagne Anybody else?