Friday, August 31, 2007

Cheese Aisle at Grand Central Station Market

This is the cheese aisle at the Grand Central Station market where I like to shop when I'm invited to dinner. Since I don't cook, I usually offer to bring a selection of cheeses and fruits for the host/hostess.

Next to the cheese aisle are the sausages and deli meat section and the bread and dessert section. Last summer, some friends and I stopped by here to get some cheeses, sausages and bread before heading to Bryant Park for an inpromtu picnic. Oh and there is a wine section at the market too.

For me, cheese was an acquired taste. I didn't grow up eating them so I don't like stinky cheeses until I went to France in 1996 where my friend introduced me to them. Since then, I love all kinds of cheeses. My favorites are Greek feta and chèvre (fresh goat cheese).

So what are your favorite cheeses?

15 comments:

Stiffa said...

awesome photo!

when i saw it on the cdp blog, i thought it was of buildings...so i was pleasantly surprised when i saw it larger and realized my eyes had deceived me!

tigerfish said...

I just wrote something about cheese too - it being an acquired taste esp. blue cheese. I like blue cheese with plain crackers. Cream cheese with bread, and melted burnt mozzarella.

Peter said...

Trust that the French cheeses are not boycotted any more? I'm lucky to have a big covered market place very close to where I live (one minute's walk) + some cheese shops. I have also learnt to love cheese - normal after 34 years in France. But I often buy also Italian, Spanish, Greek... cheese. When will we get some American cheese here?

Annie said...

What a wonderful idea for a take along gift for one's host. I shall do that next time instead of the traditional bottle of wine I usually offer.

CountryGirl_CityLife said...

yummy, I did NOT need to see this first thing in the AM. I love cheeses like gorgonzola and blue, the stinkier the better. I have a soft spot for Brie, though.

stilettoheights said...

damn I want to invite you to dinner....I love cheese almost more than anything in the world (besides my bubs, and fashion magazines really)

Olivier said...

le "roquefort papillon", c'est mon fromage prefere. j'adore cet endroit, le marché de grand central, cela fait irréel ce marché dans cette gare.

the “roquefort butterfly”, it is my cheese prefers. I adore this place, the market of great exchange, that made unreal this market in this station.

Ex-Shammickite said...

Cheese is my favourite food. Canadian cheese, Swiss cheese, French cheese... mmmm... Reblochon, or Pont l'Eveque, and I love Roquefort, well, let's face it, any cheese at all, be it stinky and strong, or mild and creamy, I love 'em all!

oldmanlincoln said...

I love your photo. I am nuts about cheese and would go nuts there. LOL

Nice photo. Interesting post.

Sonia said...

Hummm! Delicious photo! Love cheese, them all!

Keropok Man said...

I don't have a fav type, but those which are too strong in smell, I avoid them. hehe...

• Eliane • said...

Oh Murray Cheese, right? I loooove stopping by Grand Central Market. Great place. Dangerous place.

I like pretty much all kinds of cheeses. I always have. Hated goat cheese as a kid but I do love it now. I think I'll make a little salad, rapberry vinaigrette (very easy to do), cherry tomatoes, olives and some fresh goat cheese. Come on Ming, you don't need to cook to prepare that! It's just associating a few products. You should try!

Todd HellsKitchen said...

Lately, Smoked mozzarella in an alfreda sauce

Belinda said...

What choice you have in NYC Ming! Being a pisces (indecisive) I wouldn't know where to start!

I love Greek fetta, but am not a fan of goat or sheep's milk cheeses. I find the flavours too strong.

TCho said...

Blue cheese is my favorite. Stilton in particular.