He has been handing them out with greater reservation lately.
he's a total fucker whore. He'll give 'em to anyone except me.
Okay... I grew up in the US, and I kinda remember that if someone offered you a "cheese sandwich" with no specification, you would get something like Kraft Singles. (ie "American Cheese")
In Israel, if you get a cheese sandwich, you get something with 22-28% fat that is an actual cheese. There are a few different types, but they all basically taste like cheese - softer and less flavorful than cheddar, not as bitter as munster... just... cheese. Unlike most cheeses, whose names I know, I can't identify this by name...
What kind of cheese would qualify as "just cheese?"
For a grilled cheese sandwich, that usually refers to American cheese, unless the sandwich also contains ham, which would make Swiss cheese the expectation.
And for those of you who are like me and just *love* to eat grilled sandwiches but don't want to shell out $1000 for a sandwich press... a Foreman grill turns out excellent panini, as long as you don't mind there being grill marks on one side of it. Or, if you have a waffle iron that doubles as a griddle, you can put on the griddle plates and then close the iron, which works even better as a poor man's sandwich press.
humph, I must've misasked my question... I was wondering if there's kinda a generic cheese in the USA. I mean, if you buy something to throw in your sandwiches, your lasagne, etc... here there's a "basic" cheese which seems to be something like Edam or Colby cheese. It's what I keep in the house so that I can make anything I want that needs cheese without running around to buy specialty stuff.
I mean, if I know I'm making a lasagne, then I'll pick up some mozarella, and there are some things (like tacos) that I like with cheddar, and lately, we've gotten into kashkeval for omelettes and we also substitute it for parmesan, because it has an equally strong flavor and it's loads cheaper. Plus Yaakov developed a thing for halumi...
I agree with IG.
But, havig said that, I will say that for most people in the US, who are now not cooking day to day, I believe either "American" cheese (which is not real food in itself) or *shudder* Velvetta cheese food product is what they use. Otherwise, in America, cheese is default Cheddar or American.
mmmm... cheese :)
I concur. Velvetea is *not* cheese, although it does have that commercial American cheese flavor.
Velveeta is really only good for greasing axle bearings, although amazingly most people use it to
prepare *queso* dip.
Sharp cheddar and smoked gouda are the preferred cheeses in this house. (others to recipie/occasion of course)
It's strange how I thought that "American cheese" was cheese for the first 17 years of my life and now I think that it's barely edible.
Anyway, my whole point was that I had a bagel with melted Kashkaval & cheese (the aforementioned cheese which is something like edam and/or colby cheese but comes in slices or bricks).
it was yummy.
Yeah, if you ask for just 'cheese' on a sandwich, you'll get whatever they think is appropriate.
This can range from plastic (the nasty velveeta anti-cheese) to cheddar, American, Swiss, Provolone, Muenster, and so on.... maybe Gruelere if you're really lucky, and happen to be dealing with a sophisticated deli.
In the UK there is a general, all rounder cheese. Cheddar.
Its popularity does vary slightly depending on region for example in the county of Chesire, Cheshire cheese is a little more popular but still its generally cheddar on a non specific sandwich.
Cheese slices are reserved for burgers from the burger van.