Christmas is almost upon us, and while most of us are rushing wildly about trying to do last minute gift shopping, the rest of us are trying to sort out what we are cooking and how we are going to possibly fit all the yummy foods into our tummies.
Of course, they'll fit. We will make them and no food will go untouched.
But when it comes to the annual Christmas feast to end all other feasts, we sometimes look at the table and get a wee bit confused... especially when the cheese platter comes out.
Why? Because there are usually a lot of weird looking cheeses that we look down at, grimace and blindly taste without really knowing what type of cheese it is.
Of course, there are some of you out there who know your cheeses better than the back of your hand.
But we ain't one of them.
So we're here to help you tell what is what! Especially with the ones that look the same!
Camembert & Brie
These two cheeses are so alike that we almost always get them confused. But there's a way to tell the difference!
Brie is taller and smaller than camembert, while camembert is usuallywider and flatter.
In terms of colour, brie is more whitish inside, and camembert yellow, while cam smells a lot like mushrooms and the earth. Brie is buttery scented.
This one's kind of a no-brainer. It have blue veins (basically of mold...) running through it and everyone always shies away from it.
Despite the aversion to the cheese, it's a popular choice and is a yummy treat if you've acquired the tase! Try gorgonzola!
This has to be one of the most popular and yummy cheeses around, and will sure as hell be served with some Jatz and cabanossi.
It's generally hard, but a little crumbly if it's vintage, and smells amazing!
Tbh, halloumi looks a helluva lot like tofu.
It's got a very salty taste, but when cooked right is the stuff of dreams!
There will be a lot of cheese and dips you'll sample this Christmas, we can only hope that someone knows what is what... or that they keep the packaging so we can sneak a peek.