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What cheese for a 6 day trip?
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Scott Chandler
(blueklister) - M

Locale: Northern California
Gouda on 06/27/2007 23:23:24 MDT Print View

Holland Farms makes a 7oz Gouda cheese wheel that comes in a wax coating. It's perfect for a 3-5 day trip, and because of the wax, only the last surface you cut is exposed. I try lots of different cheeses at home and Gouda is one of the few cheeses I have problem with mold. Pepper Jack is another good cheese -- I think the peppers make the cheese acidic and prevent mold from forming as fast. I don't know how true that is, but Pepper Jack also seems to last longer than the other cheese I try.

Ryan Krause

Locale: Pacific Northwest
Whole Foods on 08/28/2007 14:07:30 MDT Print View

If you have a Whole Foods near you, they have a tremendous selection of cheeses.

Rob Blazoff
(Genetic) - F

Locale: Out back, brewing beer in BPA.
Lo cal on 08/29/2007 08:26:09 MDT Print View

You can also seek out a local cheesemaker for a firm cheese. We get Raclette from Black Star Farms (along with a liter of wine) when we visit the Sleeping Bear Dunes. I like a salty cheese like Raclette or Parm when I've been backpacking or paddling all day.