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I’ll start:
If you like a sharp but smooth cheddar cheese (and have access to Trader Joe’s) you can’t do much better than this stuff:


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I eat granny smith apples and string cheese for lunch on the trail. Just one of those traditions I've done for decades. I'm not a big cheese eater, but I'll try some of that smooth/sharp cheddar for the heck of it. I'm going to Trader Joes' today after work.

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Lots of other great cheese there too. My wife and I usually get several different types every time we got to Trader Joes.
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Sharp Irish cheddar.  MMMmmmmmmmm


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I just got butter cheese from the farmers market. The kid picked it up and said it looked yummy. We tried it and he was right. Good stuff.


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Sharp Irish cheddar.  MMMmmmmmmmm

Absolutely love this one. They sell it in our big grocery stores here. It's fantastic. Spindle turned me on to it a couple of years ago.  :cool:
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I'm surprised no one has posted their toenails yet (my photo album is down for the count).

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I'm surprised no one has posted their toenails yet (my photo album is down for the count).

Well, I guess we have taste.

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They sell it in our big grocery stores here.

(reference Dubliner Cheese)

Which stores ?  I've looked at two down here and haven't found it yet.


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They sell it in our big grocery stores here.

(reference Dubliner Cheese)

Which stores ?  I've looked at two down here and haven't found it yet.

They always have it at the Trader Joe's I go to Red Dog. Dubliner Irish cheese is the one I always buy for home. I can't remember if it has the same graphics as the one TDale posted, I don't think so but it is the real deal. Mine is in a ziplock right now. Oh so good.

I use their string cheese while backpacking. It is individually wrapped and lasts well.
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okay, thanks...back to Joe's

I'm real happy with the stuff I plugged in post 1, but if this Dibliner stuff is good, I'll give it a go.
Love cheese.


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They sell it in our big grocery stores here.

(reference Dubliner Cheese)

Which stores ?  I've looked at two down here and haven't found it yet.

Try Walmart or Sam's Club, we have it in my city.
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They sell it in our big grocery stores here.

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Which stores ?  I've looked at two down here and haven't found it yet.

King Soopers (ie. Kroger) has it in Colorado.
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All this talk about cheese is really making me hungry.  I am anxiously awaiting a reply to which grocery stores handle the Dubliner Cheese.  I will definitely be on the lookout for that.  My grandson and I just completed a 67-day backpacking trip to Europe and while in Germany and Austria ate Butterkäse (German Butter Cheese) several times.  We loved it!!  Our favorite was found at a heuriger in Grinzing, Austria.  It was amazing!  Now I simply must get some Trader Joe's vintage cheddar cheese.  Thank you so much for the information on cheese.  Great post!
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Do these cheeses keep well on the trail? I'm assuming it does based on the fact that you are discussing them  :D

I've got a 5 day trip coming up and they just opened a Trader Joes here.
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Dubliner keeps well.  It's drier than the usual cheddar, borderline crumbly.

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I took some English smoked cheddar on my last trip just to switch things up a little.  It was a bit messier than parmesan, but my main complaint was that the smokiness didn't fully permeate it.  It was really good on dill-flavored Triscuits.
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Quick question about the Dubliner cheese. (I love me some good cheddar.)

For you that have carried it backpacking, how long has it stayed good for you? Did you do anything like wrapping it in a damp washcloth to keep it cooler?

I am leaving early Saturday on a trip that will see me using it Sunday night if it will keep that long without refrigeration.

Actually I could keep it kinda cold until Sunday morning.

Now to see if I can even find it here.

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Ray, I've kept it in a baggie for three nights out in Georgia winter(highs in the 50's).  Squeeze all the air out.  It'll easily keep a day with no care.  It comes in small bricks so don't open the original package until you have to open it.

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Thanks TDale,

I couldn't find it here so I ended up with Cabot's Seriously Sharp Cheddar
http://www.cabotcheese.coop/pages....37&id=6
that I cut into long 2.5 oz chunks (to cut up easier on the trail) and put into Food Saver bags.

I was bummed I could not find the Dubliner but reading this made me feel good about what I got.

http://www.perishablenews.com/index.php?article=0013951

Damn I love cheese. I should move to Wisconsin.


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Which stores ?  I've looked at two down here and haven't found it yet.

We found a nice kilo block of Dubliner Irish at the local Costco today and brought it home. It is the Kerigold brand and they use milk from grass fed cows which is the only kind of dairy that girlfriend will let me buy. She is the nutritionist of the team.
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I have found three different brands of Dubliner, and they are all good.
However, the Kerigold seems to be the best of the lot...perhaps that is why


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