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What is the Best Aisle in the Store?

When you head out to your local grocery store, what aisle do you enjoy wandering down the most? I truly dislike shopping – even for groceries. Going to the store is absolutely painful for me. I grab a cart, rush up and down the various aisles and throw things into the basket. I have a tendency to lose people I am with and have been known to run into people a time or two in my quest to get it over with.

However, I admit there is one aisle at my favorite store that I slow down for. I will go slowly, salivating over everything on display, trying to figure out which items have to go home with me that day.

What is your favorite part of the store?

When Bleu Cheese Goes Bad

chrispirillo: How do you know when bleu cheese goes bad?

about 40 minutes ago

Ladywolf55: It&#39s always bad, no need to tell. 😉

about 39 minutes ago

Cdipaolo: i dont like cheese much so i wouldnt knnow

about 39 minutes ago

jt: As soon as you buy it… toe jam is always bad.

about 39 minutes ago

netdoc66: it turns green.

about 39 minutes ago

jimtez: it turns the opposite of blue?

about 38 minutes ago

KawazoeMasahiro: Generally, it goes out walking around the house and make groaning noises.

about 38 minutes ago

david_ing: When you wake up in hospital?

about 38 minutes ago

njc002: it becomes yellow, and you can see kind of sweating ^^ (i swear im french)

about 37 minutes ago

papadimitriou: Bleu cheese never goes bad 😉

about 37 minutes ago

alexbarnett: when it goes Indigo.

about 37 minutes ago

m0rph: When it tastes REEEEALLLY good.

about 37 minutes ago

realph: When the E is in front of the U!

about 37 minutes ago

XaveGregz: You won&#39t

about 37 minutes ago

wolfcraaft: it curses and swares and tells dirty jokes

about 37 minutes ago

angelrodriquez: when green > bleu

about 37 minutes ago

seanromero: Not sure, but enjoy your entertaining content on youtube.

about 37 minutes ago

maoliperfumes: I&#39ve asked myself the same ? several times. Ultimately, my Lab lets me know by eating it or not.

about 37 minutes ago

lvdjgarcia: it smells like cheddar

about 36 minutes ago

craightonmiller: When it turns green

about 36 minutes ago

HaraTaiki: That honestly a good question. Maybe it doesn&#39t?

about 36 minutes ago

2can_stan: perhaps when of turns purple.

about 36 minutes ago

kimzzz: It doesn&#39t but if it starts crawling let it go

about 36 minutes ago

tazs_10: thats when blue cheese goes bad http://tinyurl.com/od7l9z

about 36 minutes ago

Telematica: Teast it first… if it teastes so bad… it&#39s bad…. XD

about 35 minutes ago

DarthGuybrush: – it goes green?

about 35 minutes ago

jorgeguberte: When it tastes rancid, or when it&#39s too dry.

about 35 minutes ago

Macness: green cheese?

about 34 minutes ago

Joshrath: It becomes green cheese.

about 34 minutes ago

gman5541: When it smells badder than it normally does.

about 34 minutes ago

redhaute: it turns green?

about 34 minutes ago

Jon5700: Smell it and see..

about 34 minutes ago

LeoWolfe: when u eat it and it tastes like blue cheese

about 34 minutes ago

oclafcire: easy… it turns green. or starts talking. either one, it&#39s gone bad.

about 33 minutes ago

GeekPornGirl: When it gets slimy or is fuzzy all around and growing other colors of mold. Or when it smells much stronger, like ammonia.

about 33 minutes ago

mushiku: Every time.

about 32 minutes ago

waffleboy5787: How do you know when bleu cheese goes bad? When it starts smelling fresh. 😛

about 32 minutes ago

TimBrazer: It already is bad. Its like beer. If it goes from hot to cold a lot it goes bad quickly. If its kept cold it is good.

about 32 minutes ago

ludovicah: it becomes really really runny and smelly Blue cheese is awesome

about 31 minutes ago

J3V: turns green..

about 30 minutes ago

the_beth: “how do you know when bleu cheese goes bad?” i think when it no longer smells/tastes sour.

about 30 minutes ago

strangetikigod: dunno…I can&#39t stand the stuff even when fresh!

about 29 minutes ago

haxor911: when you can&#39t rember who bought it. Heh

about 28 minutes ago

kenjij: When its spelling changes from blue to bleu? BTW, recently, my swiss cheese in the fridge turned blue. Is that bad?

about 28 minutes ago

fogfish: When the blue turns yellow. In the case of Stilton/Stichelton when the orange turns blue. If it&#39s melted and fuzzy toss.

about 27 minutes ago

PlayPolo: — Old cheese smells like dirty feet and get&#39s chalky.

about 27 minutes ago

jbraver: it becomes green cheese

about 26 minutes ago

benjaminellison: You&#39ll know when it&#39s bad. It&#39s one of those “good, good, good, zOMG gack pthbtht!” moments.

about 25 minutes ago

Phylop: It doesn&#39t go bad, it goes good… 🙂

about 24 minutes ago

lavasusan: To You know when bleu cheese has gone bad when it starts smelling good!

about 23 minutes ago

BoxWhatBox: – when bleu cheese goes bad it smells like clean socks fresh from the dryer.

about 21 minutes ago

Gwailonuy: it smells good?

about 21 minutes ago

jawharp1992: You puke afterwards

about 20 minutes ago

xxloverxx: Er, isn&#39t the &#39blue&#39 in &#39blue cheese&#39 already mould?

about 20 minutes ago

AllieWag: Like a Twinkee (or cockroach). Would survive a nuke attack.

about 17 minutes ago

amrosario: When bleu cheese goes bad, it smells good.

about 17 minutes ago

nymagy: when it grows pubes.

about 14 minutes ago

sephiros: It&#39s always bad. By definition.

about 5 minutes ago

lbutlr: can Bleu Cheese go bad?

about 3 minutes ago

GordonGrant: it turns purple and smells worse than normal?

27 seconds ago

What’s Your Favorite Cheese?

I went to the Seattle Cheese Festival the other day – and while I was there, I decided to ask my community…

chrispirillo: What’s your favorite cheese?

about a day ago

xbp: PEPPERJACK ftw

about a day ago

MyCaricaturecom: New York Strip

about a day ago

sueradd: Anything stinky.

about a day ago

brandonrae: Feta makes things betta.

about a day ago

wtmullican: pepper jack!

about a day ago

JoshGines: sharp cheddar

about a day ago

JasonLandals: None other then the king of cheeses; Parmigiano Reggiano

about a day ago

MuffinsFTW: Tesco’s finest mature cheddar cheese FTW xD

about a day ago

togocats: whatever get me laid is my favorite cheeze

about a day ago

gebalove: whatever get me laid is my favorite cheeze

about a day ago

jdawgc: Sharp Cheddar

about a day ago

Nfan12: pepper jack

about a day ago

mcoop: Colby Jack.

about a day ago

fittorrent: Ooo. I love most hard cheese, especially Gruyere.

about a day ago

richdarhaughn: Cheez Whiz from Kraft!

about a day ago

jasoncolby: Brie, preferably on a baguette

about a day ago

Fredgarrett: …. Smoked Gouda

about a day ago

dgalling: pepper jack

about a day ago

sethclifford: Muenster. No question. Melted muenster on toasted onion bagel = awesomeness.

about a day ago

bluedeval: Swiss Chese melted on triscuts

about a day ago

Tim_Steinbach: Harzer with some mayo on top 😛

about a day ago

TommyTimbertoes: Well it’s NOT Famunda cheese!

about a day ago

disasterpiece73: @ThatKevinSmith would tell you it’s smegma.

about a day ago

thelarssan: Mozzarella cheese.

about a day ago

neuwalker: Brie de Meaux

about a day ago

Jarvis_J: Ha. I like a nice, smoky Brie RT What’s your favorite cheese?

about a day ago

mishu7: The one ppl say when you taking their pictures! … emm.. sorry.. blonde moment

about a day ago

steveofmaine: Fresh mozerella.

about a day ago

JohannaCestMoi: Dutch cheese ofcourse!

about a day ago

algonacchick: – Pinconning cheese. It’s made in Michigan, and is very yummy!

about a day ago

m_e_g_a: my favorite cheese queso de bola (Filipino)

about a day ago

aconyne: monterey jack makes oh so delectible quesadillas

about a day ago

Inquisitor911: I prefer Swiss and Mozzarella cheese.

about a day ago

nathos: Kerrygold Vintage Dubliner (from Ireland)

about a day ago

alex14205: I lost my sense of taste but It used to cheddar

about a day ago

LTEDproductions: goats cheese, strangely enough

about a day ago

iEllie: American! Nom nom!

about a day ago

ficklampa: port salute and cheese doodles 😀

about a day ago

pud: Aged Gouda — it’s full of crunchy little protein deposits I call “flavor crystals” (like the gum)

about a day ago

SecretDiary: @chrispirillo: My favorite cheese is the exciting “cheeeeese” I hear when my photo is being taken. What’s your favorite cheese?

about a day ago

jbraver: are you at the Seattle Cheese Festival?

about a day ago

Wandster: you can’t beat a full-bodied (viejo) Manchego

about a day ago

Yankman: One of my favorites is Epoisses (http://bit.ly/D5Gbj

about a day ago

Phylop: Limburger….

about a day ago

UCBearcats: Pepperjack!

about a day ago

jk95: just plain old chedder chris.

about a day ago

King_Nevin: Melted =]…

about a day ago

jamesreddy: crumbly cheshire 🙂 do you have that in the states?

about a day ago

danfog: Wensleydale or Mozzarella that’s fresh from the back of a buffalo 😉

about a day ago

Kspomer: parmasan. Not the green can but the good studff

about a day ago

lorner96: Cheddar and mozzarella

about a day ago

jeremy911: California Monterey Jack

about a day ago

jreed1920: 3-way tie between munster, gouda and any kind of bleu

about a day ago

o0samotech0o: My favorite cheese is Applewood (smoked cheddar) APPLE-wood. LOL. I’m so cheesy. God i’m too good!

about a day ago

lvdjgarcia: Luv the “stinky cheese” Stilton Blue..w/fresh pear or apples…

about a day ago

cplater: Sharp Cheddar (but not so sharp that it tastes like bandaids.)

about a day ago

javaman83: colby/longhorn

about a day ago

joeyinfortuno: love a good gouda

about a day ago

BoxWhatBox: Gouda -> Blue -> Feta -> Champagne infused parmigiana

about a day ago

EditorColin: White Cheddar..and coincidentally, I am eating some right now

about a day ago

Cinn83: emmental

about a day ago

timmarsh: has to be Stilton, best enjoyed with a glass of good, slightly chilled port

about a day ago

CVMINC: Havarti

about a day ago

Flanderson199: … American

about a day ago

sottoxvoce: gouda from holland xD

about a day ago

onekopaka: I’m partial to cojack cheese.

about a day ago

dezwemmer: in don’t have a spacific favorit cheese but I do have a favorit type of cheese and that is old cheese

about a day ago

TotalBalance: fav. CheeseBrie. So many dishes and apps it makes happen. http://myloc.me/13n8

about a day ago

Sweetepi: Favorite Cheese? Cheese brand or Flavor? Brand Tillamook but flavor….hmmmm have to get back to you

about a day ago

KerrickLong: My favorite cheese is definitely Gouda! It just tastes so good-a! /facepalm

about a day ago

slaper17: the good kind

about a day ago

stradviolin: Blue cheese! What’s your favorite cheese Chirs?

about a day ago

happyjelli: afterburner (with chillies)

about a day ago

ludovicah: Cheddar (which is NOT orange btw)

about a day ago

TheAngusBurger: Jarlsberg is delicious.

about a day ago

jroth860: I like myself a nice chunk of Parmesan with hot Italian peppers, italian bread and olive oil. # nom

about a day ago

debbiechong: St Pat’s by Cowgirl Cremery (SF Bay Area)

about a day ago

jroth860: parmesan reggiano rather

about a day ago

drewdude10507: I like swiss because its holy.

about a day ago

paroxx: stilton, without doubt. preferably serviced with mince pies.

about a day ago

janepruitt: Hmmm…I never met a cheese I didn’t like! Maybe gorgonzola or gruyere.

about a day ago

RossAbraham: cant beat a bit of extra mature cheddar!

about a day ago

ATX: I despise cheese! Who needs it?

about a day ago

CDSteer: Edam cheese melted on toast

about a day ago

domigit: Friulano. Get it in your closest Italian deli!

about a day ago

rcharris: good old chedder…. or a stilton

about a day ago

jeff_vu: American. All the way

about a day ago

yashjv: Um… why do you want to know? It’s my private information… 😛

about a day ago

Brian_Ruedas: My favorite kind of cheese is either mozzarella or swiss.

about a day ago

Wolfcubz: Extra sharp cheddar!

about a day ago

Liam__Corfield: chedder all the way man

about a day ago

brandyphilip: Favorite cheese? Burrata from http://bit.ly/vpQhr

about a day ago

jgrossnas: Please repost the link to your cheese platter video. It was really good (both the video & the cheeses)

about a day ago

theqwertyblog: Cheese? The ones made with Cow milk….

about a day ago

xsessive182: american cheese

about a day ago

superseager: My fav cheese is mozzarella xDDD

about a day ago

cwliner: keep it simple. Cheddar.

about a day ago

gsmorrison: cream cheese – yum

about a day ago

getezra: Kraft singles FTW

about a day ago

GatorKW: Stilton or Maytag Bleu.

about a day ago

3duard0: have u tried gauda cheese?

about a day ago

castleview: all types of Swiss

about a day ago

Daylight95: my fave chease is tha orangey chease you get in them plastic slips. i belive its calle american chease 😀

about a day ago

ianpotts: Tillamook medium cheddar….mmm.

about a day ago

estraviz: Idiazabal cheese (http://bit.ly/ptHwx You’d better try it!

about a day ago

becki023: Cheeeeeeeese, Gromit!

about a day ago

Kentagious: Late info: Seattle Cheese Fest! Be warned, they ran out of Manchego before noon the first day… 🙂 http://bit.ly/moaVj

about a day ago

themacwizard: Cheddar cheese. What about you?

about a day ago

alex_spr: I like muenster cheese on my ham & turkey sandwiches.

about a day ago

Ant_Knee: Cheddar is best! And only fine Vermont cheddar from @CabotCoop will suffice!

about a day ago

jaf207: american

about a day ago

Tekmobo: le roule herb cheese & chabis plain

about a day ago

Negative7: mmmm blue cheese ftw

about a day ago

mattthomas: Cotswold cheese. You?

about a day ago

Ishtardk: Non! 🙂

about a day ago

claulp: Manchego cheese and Gouda…

about a day ago

colinrf: Gouda cheese is amazing.

about a day ago

Trazda: without a doubt, chedder.

about a day ago

pjpaul: Muenster with caraway seeds

about a day ago

collinray: smoked gouda!

about a day ago

kruton6: if there’s a cheese that helps me poop better let me know!

about a day ago

LiLextreme: Velveta slices…..yumm! 

about a day ago

kenconk: Favorite Cheese: Provokalone 😛

about a day ago

uberwillow: My favorite ones are feta, brie, camembert, laughing cow (and the babybels), provolone, cheddar, american, velveeta, etc.

about a day ago

NicktothaZ: chedder Fer sher

about a day ago

betaboy78: Fav cheese = Dubliner

about a day ago

MZimp: Tillamook Extra Sharp White Cheddar by far

about a day ago

twenster: Too much cheese are good :p But “Chaume” is certainly my best (Full fat soft cheese)

about 22 hours ago

kedisty: what are you doing today?

about 9 hours ago

What’s Your Favorite Cheese?

I love cheese – all kinds of cheese (unless it’s runny).

I’m staying at the Orchard Garden Hotel in San Francisco this week. On their room service menu, there’s an “American Farmstead Cheese Selection.” I could have ordered each one individually, but opted for the full-on cheese tasting platter. Who could resist?! Sure, maybe the lactose intolerant…

Still(ton), I enjoyed:

  • Humbolt Fog, Cypress Grove / Arcata, CA – Elegant soft ripened goat’s milk cheese. It has a creamy, luscious texture with a subtle tangy flavor. Each wheel contains a ribbon of edible vegetable ash along its center.
  • Tamula Tomme, Juniper Grove / Redmond, OR – Raw goat’s milk cheese with a washed rind that has been aged 2 to 4 months. Semi-firm texture, creamy interior, and a slightly nutty flavor.
  • Great Hill Blue, Great Hill / Marion, MA – Blue cheese made from raw cow’s milk. This cheese is aged 6 months (as opposed to the 2 or 3 month aging period of other blue cheeses), creating a round, robust flavor without the intense acidic finish of other blues.
  • Green Hill, Sweet Grass Dairy / Thomasville, GA – Jersey cow’s milk cheese with a buttery taste and soft, creamy texture. Jersey cows are grass fed and developed just for Sweet Grass Dairy, causing the color of the cow’s milk to be bright yellow from the higher butterfat composition and pleasantly acidic with a very sleek finish.

How to Make a Perfect Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Geek!This is Thomas Tomeo’s submission for the HP Magic Giveaway. Feel free to leave comments for this article as you see fit – your feedback is certainly welcomed! If you’d like to submit your own how-to, what-is, or top-five list, you can send it to me. Views and opinions of this writer are not necessarily my own:

Let’s start with the ingredients! The bread is pivotal for the success of your sandwich. White bread has the best butter-soaking abilities of any bread I have tested, though you can substitute it for a healthier alternative. The same goes for butter; nothing beats the taste of buttery toast – but if you’re trying to keep a healthier diet, buttery spreads can often rival in taste. You will need the following to make a single sandwich:

  • two (2) slices of bread
  • two (2) teaspoonfuls of butter
  • two to three (2-3) slices of your favorite sliced cheese
  • two (2) slices of tomato
  • butter knife
  • small pan
  • pan cover
  • spatula
  • sharp knife

First, lay out your two slices of bread onto a plate. Next, cover one slice of the bread with a single layer of cheese making sure that the cheese does not break the boundaries of the bread. Doing this will prevent cheese overflow while it is grilling.

Following the cheese layout, it’s time to slice that tomato! Make sure the cuts are thin. This helps combat the tomato-cheese slide effect while moving the sandwich in the pan. Following the tomato, lay your remaining cheese on top of the previously sliced tomato. Again, take caution not to break the bread boundaries, the smell of burnt cheese isn’t very appetizing!

Now that you have your sandwich built, it is time to prepare the pan. Oven temperature varies, and is hard to pinpoint the optimal heat setting. A good rule of thumb is to have the flame rise (if using a gas oven) about a centimeter away from the pan. Let the pan heat up for about 15 seconds, then apply the butter. Try to spread it around quickly, and place the sandwich on top before the butter bubbles. Glide the sandwich over the butter to make sure it absorbs it evenly.

Next, place the pan cover over the pan. Doing this helps evenly distribute the heat to the sandwich for optimum melting. Typically, grilling the first side of your grilled cheese should only take about six minutes, give or take. Always make sure you’re standing by in case severe bread burning should occur, you can quickly take steps to minimize the damage!

After the first side turns a golden brown, remove it from the pan using your spatula and place it back on your plate. Take the remaining amount of your butter, and spread it into the pan. Quickly put the sandwich back into the pan and return the cover on top.

The second side grills much faster than the first, typically 1 – 2 minutes. So we really need to stand guard this time to reduce the chances of having a cheese tragedy! After the second side is crisp and golden, remove it from the pan and place it back on your plate. Make sure to turn off your oven, or else you may grill your home!

And there you have it, the perfect grilled cheese. Enjoy! Also note that adding ham, or any other deli meat is possible to create a delicious grilled sandwich! Any other ideas?