A Terribly Cheesy Post

Eat Cheese or Die

*Disclaimer: we had a bit of word-play fun with this post and we apologize in advance for the cheesiness of it. Pun intended.

 

We came. We saw. We ate A LOT of cheese.

 

It probably did parm-anent damage to our waistlines, and it definitely made muensters out of us, as we went through repetitive cravings, and fought each other for who got the last bite. We became worried about a cheese feta-lity. When it comes to the amount of variety of cheese available here in Wisconsin, it is a truly Gruyere-some number. Go to any supermarket and make your way to the cheese section. If you are cheese freaks like us you will probably spend a good 15-20 minutes alone here just deciding which lucky brick to bring home. There are over 600 varieties in Wisconsin, and despite trying as many as we could, we didn’t even come close to getting through them all.

Wisconsin Cheese

 

With such delicious surprises as beer cheese spread and chocolate cheese fudge (are you kidding me?) there was no literally no chance for us to slim down.

Chocoalte Cheese Fudge

 

But as the travel brie-ze blows us around the globe, our time here is nearing an end. We ate as much as we could menage, and just swiss-h we could have tried them all. But it was a (e)dam gouda time and we’re going to miss it.

Cheesy delights

 

Hopefully, when we emerge from curd-ling under the blankets and do more exercises when we leave the cottage, we can become limbur-ger.

Cheese Curds Collage

 

But we probably don’t know jack.

 

*Bonus points to anyone who can correctly count the number of cheese references in this post.

 

42 Comments... Read them below or add one of your own
  • January 10 2013

    Well who doesn’t love cheese! Although I’m a bit sceptic about the chocolate cheese fudge…please tell me you guys tried it?
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    • Pete
      January 14 2013

      Of course we tried it, and Dalene really liked it. Chocolate and cheese, the combo can’t get much better πŸ˜‰

  • Not including the curbs, fudge or beer cheese? Thirteen! I happen to have manchego, cottage, shredded cheddar, feta and some american slices in my fridge. You can take the girl outta the Midwest, dontcha know, but cheese cravings follow me EVERYWHERE!

    • Pete
      January 14 2013

      Ahhhh, I count 15 total and if I take out the curds, fudge and beer cheese that leaves 12. I’ll have to pull a Florida and recount πŸ˜‰

  • January 10 2013

    I counted 14.

    • Pete
      January 14 2013

      We got 15, but someone got 16, so we’re going to have go back and recount πŸ™‚

  • What a delicious post! Cheese is my weakness too, but worth the extra pounds while traveling πŸ˜‰
    Annette | Bucket List Journey recently posted..Walking a Black Sand Beach on the Road to Hana in Maui

    • Pete
      January 14 2013

      Thanks Annette, it’s one of our weaknesses too. Well worth it πŸ™‚

  • January 10 2013

    I don’t know if I would ever leave. I love cheese.

    Wow…I’m going to guess like 30 puns…

    • Pete
      January 14 2013

      We tried to get 30, but that was a big stretch πŸ™‚

  • Snackbox
    January 10 2013

    *Drool* Once again, you have provoloned that your food posts are hunger-inducing. If I ever make it to lovely Wisconsin, I havarti try them all!

    • Pete
      January 14 2013

      Yes! I was hoping somebody would pun it up! You win!

  • Tim
    January 10 2013

    I want some of that bacon muenster cheese!

    • Pete
      January 14 2013

      It was one of my favorites Tim, especially to cook with. It added such a good flavor.

  • January 11 2013

    I’m very fondue of cheese and really want to try the chocolate cheese fudge. Did you try it? O queso, was it good?

    • Pete
      January 14 2013

      Another winning comment. Love the puns Melissa, and yes it was delicious!

  • January 11 2013

    HaHa I loved this! Though I am blue to stil-ton be in Shanghai where there is a limited cheese selection. What did you think of the chocolate cheese fudge? I tried a chocolate mint version in Amish Country and thought it was amazing!
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    • Pete
      January 14 2013

      Dalene loved the chocolate cheese fudge, I thought it was alright. I hope you’re not too blue πŸ™‚

  • Margaret
    January 11 2013

    I love cheese, too. I always judge a grocery store by its cheese section.

    • Pete
      January 14 2013

      I’m glad I’m not the only one. It’s the section I probably spend of my time in the market.

  • January 11 2013

    Wow, I love cheese and this post made me so hungry!! I got to check if there’s any cheese left in my fridge. Guess what’s for dinner? πŸ™‚

    • Pete
      January 14 2013

      Haha, hope you found some good cheese in the fridge πŸ™‚

  • January 11 2013

    OMG you guys are so silly! I should’ve guessed there would be a post about cheese considering where you were. I’m glad you didn’t try all 600+ types, it may have made you sick!
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    • Pete
      January 14 2013

      Yeah, and we would have had to pay for 2 seats each on the plane if that happened πŸ™‚

  • January 11 2013

    17 after counting them. Loved this post! So clever. I challenge you to come visit us in Italy so I can take you to the cheese section at the store. Then outdo your cheesy post!
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    • Pete
      January 14 2013

      Between France, Italy and Wisco, I think a “Cheese-off” would make a kick ass reality show. And 17? We are definitely going to need a recount, getting all sorts of numbers, lol.

  • January 12 2013

    Wait just one second…a post dedicated to cheese, AND choc full of hilarious puns? I don’t know if I can handle this much awesomeness.

    Also, chocolate cheese fudge?! I can’t decide whether or not that sounds magical or monstrous…
    Tom @ Waegook Tom recently posted..Foodporn NZ: Auckland Budget Restaurants

    • Pete
      January 14 2013

      Thanks Tom, we were a little worried how the post would do considering the cheesiness. The fudge was good, but you certainly couldn’t have very much, very rich.

  • RyukyuMike
    January 12 2013

    Love your cheezy post and shared it all around !

    • Pete
      January 14 2013

      Thanks Mike, appreciated!

  • Steph (@ 20 Years Hence)
    January 12 2013

    Yum, yum, yum! Here in South East Asia, we’re not hurting for delicious food, but I still miss cheese a lot. The kicker is that you can get it here, but it’s just REALLY expensive. I think you can appreciate why on a boozey bender in Singapore I broke down and bought all the fixins to make a quesadilla!

    Also, whoever says the pun is lowest form of humor was dead wrong!

  • haha love this post! I counted 12 cheese references. Have unwillingly given up cheese while traveling through Asia – but will certainly by taking it back up again come Europe in the summer time!
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    • Pete
      January 14 2013

      I think 12 is a little short Vicky πŸ™‚ It’s a good thing to pick back up when you get back to Europe. Enjoy πŸ™‚

  • January 12 2013

    WAITAMINUTERIGHTNOW. Chocolate AND cheese? Together? How did I not know that this exists? Those are like 2 of my favoritest things EVER. I think I will need to go to Wisconsin. Like today.

    • Pete
      January 14 2013

      Yeah, when we saw it on the shelf it was immediately went into our basket. There wasn’t even a question.

  • January 13 2013

    What a terrific laugh. I enjoyed every cheesy moment of this post. Someone’s mind was full of bri(e)lliant puns!!

    • Pete
      January 14 2013

      Nice one!! and thanks Sarah!

  • January 25 2013

    Oh no! I was just saying to my boyfriend I would kill for a grilled cheese sandwich and the one on the picture looks sooo good. Damn you Asia and your lack of good cheese

    • January 29 2013

      We so badly want to get to Asia, but are worried about the lack of cheese situation. That might be traumatic.

      • January 30 2013

        It will hurt. Sometimes they offer ‘cheese’ sandwiches but they are no good.
        You can buy good cheese in Thailand in the foreigners supermarkets but it will be around $30 for a piece. So I guess I’ll just suffer until we finally get to Australia.

  • January 27 2013

    Garlic cheddar looks awesome. I don’t konw what cheese curds are, but I will try them.
    Although Germany and Europe has a lot of cheese, I really miss American style cheeses. No, not the brilliant orange slices, but the styles that I grew up with. Monterey Jack and Munster. Theoretically Munster is a German word, but I can’t find anything here that seems right.
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    • January 29 2013

      It’s tough to find replacements for cheeses that you are used to. But being in Europe it can’t be so bad, try the squeaky gross campo-cheese of Latin America – ha!

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