Thursday, October 18, 2012

Cheesy NZ

We like cheese. Perhaps more than average folk. It's very gouda.

We've discovered that in nz, the cheese is plentiful and reasonably priced.  And because of this, here we are on day 3 of our nz trip and our tiny hotel fridge is home to a lot of cheese. I guess cheese is an emmental part of the culture here.

Each one of us basically bought our own brick. We are sharing, but you can't help a quip - what do you call cheese that isn't yours? Nacho cheese. But seriously, a chedder, a colby, some edam, a feta, swiss cheese and a farmers soft cheese. All excellent.

All of them are from the regular supermarket. Little did we know that nz brie-ds award winning cheese. Maybe the better question to ask is why doesn't Canada have such a plentiful and delicious selection? Maybe it's because our cheese is pasture-ized and our cows are not. (I actually don't know the answer to that.)

Moving on, the NZ cheese brand Mainland is so popular, that it's exported around the world and it made the news this week when an OZ grocery store pulled it in flavor of a local brand.

According to Wikipedia, every year an average of 3 kilo's of cheese per person is consumed. I'm definitely living up to my queso. As we continue our whey around NZ I'll share our continued cheesy adventures. (And I don't give edam if you don't like my punny post.)


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