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Cheeses and Backpacking

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Anyone remember the PBS series Fat Man On A Bicycle?

He visited France and filled his saddle bags with a soft French cheese. Can't remember if it was Brie or Camembert.

I do remember him looking in the bags later and calling it a "Lactose lava."

Think it's worth remembering that cheese was around long before refrigeration.

Cheese kept in a dark, cool (Cellar.) environment will last a good long time.

Most countries in the world have native cheeses and trying cheeses that are new to you is always fun.

Dubliner Cheese, which is made by Kerrygold is a good Irish style Cheddar.

Cheddar is a place in the UK, so it shouldn't come as a surprise to anyone that is where the best Cheddar Cheese comes from.

Some of the Canadian cheddar style cheeses are good.

One of my favorite things to do when I'm in the UK is to visit the food halls in Harrods the English cheeses.

A lot of the Scandinavian cheese is very good. Gjetost.Norwegian hikers always pack along a block of Gjetost.

Amazon sells or has links to some really good cheese from all over the world.


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Another option if you can find it, and don't mind a little extra weight, is canned cheeses. Many moons ago, when I was in the army in Viet Nam, my father found a mail order house that would ship cheeses in cans. It worked very well and I became very popular with the other people with whom I served who also liked good cheese.

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