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Moving Past Manchego: Trying New Cheeses
Tired of Brie? We found interesting alternatives for fans of common cheeses.
Rich, runny Green Hill from Sweet Grass Dairy or French triple-cream Pierre Robert, which has the consistency of butter.
If you like Manchego, you might also like …
Castellano, which is tangier, or Roncal, a firmer, stronger cheese.
If you like Gouda, you might also like …
Coolea, a smooth Irish cheese with a slight sweetness.
If you like fresh goat cheese, you might also like …
Capriole's O'Banon, goat cheese wrapped in bourbon-soakes chestnut leaves. Ask how old the cheese is—younger rounds are creamier, older ones are drier and stronger.
If you like Cambozola, you might also like …
A similar mild blue such as Berkshire Blue from Massachusettes or La Peral, a Spanish blend of cow's and sheep's milks.
This article appears in the May 2011 issue of The Washingtonian.
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