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Recommendations for Cheese #265122
10/06/2021 04:24 PM
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Any recommendations to buy some really good cheese on the Island. Thanks

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Re: Recommendations for Cheese [Re: BHK] #265123
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Bacchus in Hope Estates on the French side.

Re: Recommendations for Cheese [Re: BHK] #265124
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Most of the larger groceries will have a good selection. Just be aware of the prices, especially at Market Garden. There was the Amsterdam Cheese Shop near the cruise ship pier and Bobby's Marina but I am not sure of their current status.


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Re: Recommendations for Cheese [Re: BHK] #265126
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Amsterdam Cheese Shop has a second location next to Kim Sha parking lot before the bridge

Re: Recommendations for Cheese [Re: mort] #265130
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Originally Posted by mort
Amsterdam Cheese Shop has a second location next to Kim Sha parking lot before the bridge

Good to know. Thanks. Much closer to where we stay than Philipsburg.

Re: Recommendations for Cheese [Re: BHK] #265131
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What kind of cheese are you looking for?? Super U has lots of cheese, as well as Carrefour..

Today we bought a whole wheel of gouda to take home at Carrefour. It was about 65 NAF..


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Re: Recommendations for Cheese [Re: BHK] #265135
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When my wife and I were last on the Island March 2020 staying in Maho, the morning we were leaving I went over to the grocery store below La Terrasse. I bought a wheel of mild Gouda for $37.90, now I don't know if that is a good Island price but that same wheel in Canada is too expensive for my taste. That same wheel is still in my fridge in it's plastic I hope it's still good. If not there's another reason to return.

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We really like the Old Amsterdam Gouda. Great at room temperature.

Re: Recommendations for Cheese [Re: Whale Tail] #265145
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Whaletale--Sorry, you bought a wheel in 2020 and you haven't cut it yet??


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Ah Carol ( if I may ) I look at it as a fine bottle of wine, it only get's better with age, just like my wife and I.LOL There's going to be a lot rice crackers,olives pepperettes to buy before I finish 7.92lbs of cheese. There goes the beach bod. duh

Re: Recommendations for Cheese [Re: Whale Tail] #265156
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Better eat it now. Cheeses age at different temperatures and humidity that are probably not in your wheelhouse.😉

Re: Recommendations for Cheese [Re: Whale Tail] #265157
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Whale Tail--I just couldn't wait that long.. smile We cut it up and put most in the freezer, and then bring it out, 1/4 of the wheel at a time.


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Re: Recommendations for Cheese [Re: SXMScubaman] #265158
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Well Scubaman we'll find out this week-end. It's time to open the wheel and it's the Canadian Thanksging week-end

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Re: Recommendations for Cheese [Re: Whale Tail] #265159
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Enjoy!!


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Re: Recommendations for Cheese [Re: Whale Tail] #265160
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Enjoy. You could vacuum parts of it and either freeze or refrigerate the rest.

Re: Recommendations for Cheese [Re: SXMScubaman] #265161
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That's what we did with the wheel we brought back from Curacao Which was cheaper there.. Vacuum pack and freeze and enjoy when ever.

Re: Recommendations for Cheese [Re: BHK] #265162
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If you like Brie - this is 100 times better!!! Supposedly you can’t get it in the states due to import issues and the taxes?? A “cheese monger” told me that.

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Re: Recommendations for Cheese [Re: kim] #265163
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On my list for May. Thanks.

Re: Recommendations for Cheese [Re: kim] #265165
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Kim, actually the reason you can't get it in the states is because it is illegal to import. The cheese is made from unpasteurized milk.


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Re: Recommendations for Cheese [Re: BHK] #265172
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Any of the large stores on the french side will have a huge selection of cheeses (mostly french!), many different kinds and varieties! Plus they have the best yogurts for breakfast with some muesli!

Re: Recommendations for Cheese [Re: BHK] #265174
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Super U in Marigot has a large cheese selection in the back left with usually some BOGO

Re: Recommendations for Cheese [Re: Carol_Hill] #265176
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Does Gouda cheese freeze well. I did t think you could freeze cheese.

Re: Recommendations for Cheese [Re: BHK] #265177
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My kids would be in heaven if I could bring them some proper camembert!


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Re: Recommendations for Cheese [Re: Sunflower] #265178
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Sunflower--we freeze gouda all the time. It loses some freshness, but when we can get a whole wheel for something like $36, we made some sacrifices.. smile


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By the way, the past couple of times here we have picked up this cheese at Super U in Marigot. It's basically goat cheese with papaya. SERIOUS dessert cheese. The french name is L'enrobe exotique.

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Re: Recommendations for Cheese [Re: Carol_Hill] #265197
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Looks inviting. Cheese and fruit. Can't go wrong.

Re: Recommendations for Cheese [Re: SXMScubaman] #265199
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Above is not a good picture at all, but it is a lovely cheese, if you like a sweet dessert cheese.


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Re: Recommendations for Cheese [Re: Carol_Hill] #265203
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I like all cheese. dance

Re: Recommendations for Cheese [Re: Carol_Hill] #265263
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That does look delicious! We've never been to the Amsterdam Cheese shop--will have to put it on the list!


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