To have 7 different types of cheese in my fridge

(108 Posts)
Jamdoughnutfiend Sun 16-Jun-13 13:14:12

My DH says it is unreasonable as 3-4 should be sufficient - I say he is BU - Mumsnet jury return the verdict please

TheRealFellatio Sun 16-Jun-13 13:15:15

You can never have too many types of cheese. Your DH is BU.

Can I come round? I have pickle.

DawnOfTheDee Sun 16-Jun-13 13:15:41

You are not BU. You may be my new best friend grin

As long as none goes to waste who cares? The more the better I say!

YANBU I have nine types in mine.

You can never have too much cheese. He is being ridiculous.

I just need more money to be able to afford more (nice) cheese.... <eyes supermarket value red leicester in fridge with disappointment>

apostropheuse Sun 16-Jun-13 13:16:49

Stealth boast there OP. grin

(Oh and YANBU - the more cheese the better)

Only 7?

You are just not trying.

Eyesunderarock Sun 16-Jun-13 13:18:14

Do you eat them all?
If not, remove his choices from the shopping list and see how he feels. smile
We have loads of different sorts, bought weekly and eaten by different members of the house. Rather like our bread situation.


Am very envy that you can eat cheese, I can't. Although actually, the only taste I had of cheese made me think it was disgusting (and then I ended up in the doctor's so it kind of made the experience worse...)

I have 6 types of chocolate spread.

Jamdoughnutfiend Sun 16-Jun-13 13:20:45

Haha! I knew I wasn't BU - DH has the hump as he was sure he was right - he said to say that he and the girls only eat 3 types - the others are mine (he is still BU isn't he??!!)

He also just said food shouldn't be used for pleasure - should I LTB!!

squeakytoy Sun 16-Jun-13 13:22:00

Never really thought about it before so I looked and I have:

cheese spread
cottage cheese

Sianilaa Sun 16-Jun-13 13:23:50

I did think YWBU... Til I counted and I have 7 too.

Cheddar (extra mature obv)


We probably have about 6 at the moment. Some frankly a bit crap (DS1 loves Dairylea slices hmm) but some are the real thing - stilton and nice cheddar.

YANBU and I don't much like cheese unless it is melted or soft cheese flavoured with garlic or chilli. I really don't like the texture of cheese except for those.

YABU though, if don't eat them as a family

Sianilaa Sun 16-Jun-13 13:24:29

Oh and Boursin. 8. Seems excessive?!

Jamdoughnutfiend Sun 16-Jun-13 13:25:21

To be clear, I love cheese and eat some form every day (eyes expanding waistline) I have
Baby bel

Just realised it is 8 - not telling him that!

ipswichwitch Sun 16-Jun-13 13:27:38

I've only got 3 (not done the shopping yet), so I now have cheese envy envy
Personally I think it's unreasonable to expect you to be able to function on 3 varieties or less. Oh, and food is most definitely for pleasure (as well as keeping you alive and stuff). I suggest you only give your DH stuff he hates and inform him that since he believes food is not for pleasure he can only eat things that give him no joy whatsoever. That'll teach him grin

Eyesunderarock Sun 16-Jun-13 13:31:44

Why is he grumpy?
Are you buying gigantic blocks that hog the fridge? In which case, the answer is to acquire another fridge.

smoked applewood
pie d'angloyes
something odd and squishy and French (OH)
slipcote with basil
peppered goat's cheese
cottage cheese

ahhh. Um. Good thing he's not living with us then. grin

badbride Sun 16-Jun-13 13:31:55

Looking at those lists and thinking, "Good Heavens! No mould-ripened or blue-veined cheeses?"

'Tis the mark of an elegant cheeseboard to have those. What will the neighbours think?" grin

badbride Sun 16-Jun-13 13:32:46

Agh! Wasn't fast enough. Clearly Eyes' cheeseboard is the height of sophistication

herladyship Sun 16-Jun-13 13:33:47


I'll be round with some crackers to sort this situation out! winkgrin

Leviticus Sun 16-Jun-13 13:34:36

Ooh I've just counted 7 in ours as well.

Three of those are dairylea slices, cheesestrings and laughing cow triangles. Does that still count?

FeegleFion Sun 16-Jun-13 13:35:18

I'll bring some pears and port!

It is never U to have all that lovely cheese!

I'd refuse to share with him for such insolence grin

Eyesunderarock Sun 16-Jun-13 13:36:48

This is an Aspie household (except me}
No blue cheese or mold of any sort possible, due to sensory issues and general ranting.

FeegleFion Sun 16-Jun-13 13:37:06

Oh and I fully support badbride she can bring some scummy blue offerings grin

badbride Sun 16-Jun-13 13:37:29

Absolutely, Leviticus, as long as you remember to pass the port to the left grin

Eyesunderarock Sun 16-Jun-13 13:38:10

Don't start that. We have a lot of varieties of port too.

YADNBU, just had a quick look & I have,

Cheddar mild
Cheddar medium
Cheddar mature
And, err, Laughing cow.

That's 14 - I may have gone too far. I do like cheese though...

FeegleFion Sun 16-Jun-13 13:38:36

Eyes bad and I will take care of eating the blue grin

FeegleFion Sun 16-Jun-13 13:40:04

Eyes please PM me your address ASAP and get all that lovely port decanted wink

badbride Sun 16-Jun-13 13:41:23

Fear not, Eyesunder, the slipcote and manchego will be more than acceptable substitutes grin . Irony is that I detest blue cheese, but feel I have to get some in for guests to be polite. Mostly, they hate it too!

ihearsounds Sun 16-Jun-13 13:41:26

He is being ridiclulous. But then we are very, very fond of cheese in this house.

We currently have, not all full btw.

Baby bel and more than one type
Cheddar - block and grated
Dairy lea (dc's prefer this to phili)
Some sliced cheese

Shit we have a massive problem with cheese.. But anyway, ltb.

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

corblimeymadam Sun 16-Jun-13 13:43:11

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

GibberTheMonkey Sun 16-Jun-13 13:44:29

I have six but that's because I just finished the Brie and Norfolk dapple

Your dh is unreasonable grin

badbride Sun 16-Jun-13 13:44:57

I recommend taking all this cheese and melting it together into a giant fondue. Then eating it, with plenty of wine

GibberTheMonkey Sun 16-Jun-13 13:45:08

Oh and Parmesan in the freezer

We've currently got:

Medium Cheddar
Vintage cheddar
Boursin and black pepper
Cream cheese


squeakytoy Sun 16-Jun-13 13:46:47

ah... 9.. I forgot the block of manchego that is lurking somewhere at the back!

TheRealFellatio Sun 16-Jun-13 13:49:00

I currently have:


Eyesunderarock Sun 16-Jun-13 13:50:25

Not looking in the outside fridge. No. There might be Long Term Cheese Storage there.
DD's coming home for the summer, that will alter the varieties a bit.

It's funny how they sneak up on you -- I was just thinking we're a bit low at the minute, only have a couple, but we have six.

Very stinky camembert
St Agur (that's blue!)
Laughing cow, although I kind of think that's only half a cheese smile

SanityClause Sun 16-Jun-13 13:54:52

St Agur
Smoked Bavarian cheese

Hmm. That's only six.

So, yes, YABU, as the only reasonable number of cheeses to have in a fridge should be equal to the number of cheeses in my fridge.


I miss hallloumi cheese so much! Hard to find where we live. [sad cheese face]

SanityClause Sun 16-Jun-13 13:56:03

Ooh, just remembered goats cheese. YANBU, after all!

Engelsemama Sun 16-Jun-13 13:57:33

I'm feeling some cheese envy envy

We have:
Bog standard Dutch cheese (I really can't explain what it is in any other way. DH (Dutchie) insists it is not edam which is apparently, "The crap we send abroad because it's so awful and Dutch people will not eat it." hmm
Blue Cheese
Cream cheese with herbs

And that's it! We usually have some really nice old cheese, feta, mozzarella, Dutch spreadable cheese (not like anything I've seen in UK and very yummy - not just for kids) and (if I'm feeling flush when I go to the supermarket) some Babybels.

Unfortunately DH has high cholesterol and I'm still trying to lose the last 5kg of baby weight so cheese has been off the menu not that you would know from our fridge .

But, YANBU. LTB grin

raisah Sun 16-Jun-13 13:57:41

not as many as the others but in my fridge lives:
red leicester

halloumi (grilled with olive oil & chilli.flakes - lovely)

cheese strings- for dc Not real cheese but I blame my cm for making them addicted to the stuff!

chocolate philadelphia spread - I am hooked on the stuff

SueDoku Sun 16-Jun-13 13:59:41

YADNBU - there's only me here and in the fridge are
Mature cheddar
Shropshire Blue
can you tell that I like cheese... grin

Lots of my favourite cheeses mentioned here, yummy, especially Camembert, but baked in the oven, with sundried tomato bread to dip in smile

We have:

Pilgrims choice, punchy strong, and rich and smooth.
Shame there are no crackers, thoughhmm

Definitely can't have TOO much cheese, ever. End of.

PatPig Sun 16-Jun-13 14:05:36

We have:

Cheddar (extra-strong)
La Tur
Gorgonzola Dolce
Gorgonzola Picante
Emmental (sliced)
Petit Berhaut
Old Amsterdam

Gorgonzola Dolce is the best..... But quite impressed by the Petit Berhaut as well, was on 'reduced to clear' in Waitrose.

Engelsemama Sun 16-Jun-13 14:08:16

crushed you have just reminded me we are almost out of crackers grin

PatPig Sun 16-Jun-13 14:09:49

That shows up in 'Threads I'm on' as

crushed you have just reminded me we are almost out of crack

(Makes phone call to dealer for more crack, goes very well with a nice Stilton.)

Jamdoughnutfiend Sun 16-Jun-13 14:11:56

Ok so I realise the error of my ways - need to get some blue veins going - fellatio bring the pickle, I still have a vat load of port left over from christmas and few bottles of wine - party at mine then?!

DH has slopped off to work (best place for him) he said that I set him up and you are all biased (poor loser) grin

Am feeling vindicated and also realised I managed to get accused of a stealth boast (ticks off another mumsnet bingo point) - all in all a good day

HerrenaHarridan Sun 16-Jun-13 14:19:37

I also have a dozen ish types of cheese, I think you are very restrained actually!


Cream cheese (plain)
Different kind of cheddar
Black Isle blue

patpig and engels , glad to have helped remind you. And me. smile

Engelsemama Sun 16-Jun-13 14:52:03

grin patpig

bavarian smoked
doux de montagne
ossau irraty
saint agur
dorset blue vinny
barcombe blue
pie de angloy
petite chevre

but I am on holiday with the ladies

WaitingForMe Sun 16-Jun-13 15:11:41

We have four and three are Parmesan. Guess where in Italy DM has just been on holiday grin

sarahtigh Sun 16-Jun-13 15:16:42

I have

mature cheddar,
blue stilton
goats cheese

so I think7 is ok DH only eats cheddar occasionally as not really into cheese, but he does not think it is U to have more than 1 sort of cheese DD is 3 and eats all except stilton that is why have dolcelatte as she likes mild blue cheese

Startail Sun 16-Jun-13 15:22:53

I think there are eight in ours
Paneer (out of date)
Cheese strips (out of date ?)
And there was some Port Salute, but I had it for lunch.

Calabria Sun 16-Jun-13 16:05:58

We have eight too

Taw Valley Cheddar
Scottish Extra Mature Red Cheddar
Gran Padano x 2
Cheese slices for burgers
And something with black wax on it from the farm shop

theboutiquemummy Sun 16-Jun-13 16:16:29

Me 2 I have crackers n prosecco x

diddl Sun 16-Jun-13 16:22:20

Philly, Laughing Cow, Primula-do they count as cheese??

Jamdoughnutfiend Sun 16-Jun-13 17:47:58

Diddl if I can count baby bel you can count laughing cow (expansive)

HollyBerryBush Sun 16-Jun-13 17:54:30

jam You are my sorta gal ..... 7 cheeses.... you are indeed a wonderous woman..... pray tell me lovely lady..... what crackers have you to go with those?

Wallison Sun 16-Jun-13 18:02:39

3-4 cheese is definitely insufficient. Cheese is like shoes - you need different ones for different occasions.

Currently in our fridge:

St Agur
Blacksticks Blue (I am counting this even though there is only a tiny bit left)

I would say that was a basic stock of cheese below which the fridge contents should never drop except on shopping days. Ideally, there should be more (you know, bit of Wensleydale, some manchego etc.)

Altinkum Sun 16-Jun-13 18:11:22

bloody hell I have loads,

kids cheese,

phlly choc cheese
cheddar sticks
philly cheddar
cheese triangles.


extra mature
cranberry wensleydale
blueberry wensdale
apple oak
picked onion (new sainsburys one)
cheese and chive
tex mex
and finally garlic and herb roule.

Altinkum Sun 16-Jun-13 18:12:39

mozzarella also blush


Goes to peek inside own fridge

Goats cheese

ClaraOswald Sun 16-Jun-13 18:14:48

Medium cheddar
Mature cheddar
Double gloucester
Wensleydale with cranberries
Plastic cheese


Baby bel

EMUZ Sun 16-Jun-13 18:21:08

How can you ever have too much cheese?! <doesn't get this concept>

My fridge has
Mature cheddar
Crumbly Lancashire
Cheddar with pickled onions
Goats cheese
Blacksticks Blue
Seriously strong cheese spread

JulesJules Sun 16-Jun-13 18:25:23


Just counted, I have 12!

Sparklymommy Sun 16-Jun-13 18:34:29

In my fridge as we type I have

Brie (Somerset)
Brie (French)
Baby bel
Cheddar mild
Cheddar strong
Philadelphia plain
Philadelphia garlic and herbs
Le roule
Pilgrims choice
Laughing cow with blue cheese
Dairy lea
Apetina with garlic and herbs
Pineapple and almond cream cheese roll
Red Leicester

How manys that? 19... It would appear we have a cheese problem in our house... This thread has made me fancy some cheese and crackers and port! Off to find some crackers....

ClaraOswald Sun 16-Jun-13 18:41:25

And I have just found the parmesan.

Jamdoughnutfiend Sun 16-Jun-13 19:48:20

Cracker-wise I have Jacobs (standard) ryvita, cracker wheat, sesame seed thins and some cheese type things - yum!

FussandMess Sun 16-Jun-13 20:01:05

I would be the size of a house if my fridge contained half the amount of cheese mentioned in some of these posts!

Eyesunderarock Sun 16-Jun-13 20:02:33

It's worth it. grin

KittensoftPuppydog Sun 16-Jun-13 21:02:27

Are you my husband?

Anja1Cam Sun 16-Jun-13 21:15:14

Wow some amazing lists here. off the top of my head even our boring fridge manages the following, even if not all of them might count as cheese to the purist:
mature cheddar
(cottage cheese)
cheddar with chilli
Bavarian smoked
processed cheese with ham in tube (name escapes me)

we finished the brie today...

So YANBU definitely

lyrasdaemo Sun 16-Jun-13 21:25:02

Holy moo, thought how can you have seven types of cheese at once, then counted ours, erm, seven

Grana Padano
Soft cheese

And some quince jelly


So very envy. All we have is mature cheddar and Laughing Cow. Not fair.

None of you have any white Stilton on your list. For shame.

Lyra I love quince jelly.

CBA to get up off the sofa and actually look, but from memory we have:

Cheddar medium
Cheddar mature
Irish Stout cheddar
Dolce latte
Port Salud
Cheese strings (the height of sophistication)
Bavarian smoked cheese

lustybusty Sun 16-Jun-13 21:38:36

You're all making me want cheese now!! I have only cheddar, and that's not even in the fridge, it's grated (by me, not the minging pre grated stuff) and in the freezer (bloody theiving housemates don't think to look in the freezer for cheese! grin)
Also introducing me to new cheeses... Cheddar with picked onions you say? A ploughman's in a bite... Looks like I'm off to sainsbo's! And did someone mention laughing cow with blue cheese? Where might I buy this and how has it passed me by?

Liara Sun 16-Jun-13 21:42:39

YADNBU. But then again half our fridge is full of cheese. We not only have lots of different types, we also have lots and lots of it.

Fortunately a lot of the cheese we buy keeps really well or would if it got the chance to.

One of the reasons we moved to France was the cheese...

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Wallison Sun 16-Jun-13 22:07:33

Laughing Cow blue cheese is brill and I am also intrigued by the cheese with onions already in it - genius. Nice to see another Blacksticks Blue fan, EMUZ - I love that stuff.

UniS Sun 16-Jun-13 23:35:26


Think its only 4 kinds in my fridge currently.
Stilton, cheddar, Mozzarella, Parmesan.

We have used up all the cheap cheddar ( cooking cheese) and Brie already .

UniS Sun 16-Jun-13 23:39:54

Also have butter ( cooking) Butter (spreading) , dairy free spread ( for DS's dairy intolerant mate) , and clotted cream ( for spreading on scones).

I like to have specialsed dairy products for different uses.

poorpaws Sun 16-Jun-13 23:53:40

Mmmmm so am I the only one with absolutely NO cheese in my fridge then?

Daughter left home 2 years ago and I've not had any cheese in it since (nor any butter, margarine etc). I love cheese.

Bunnyjo Mon 17-Jun-13 00:09:37

Currently we have in our fridge:
Mature Cheddar
Applewood Smoked
Vintage Cheddar

and I didn't think we had much cheese in there at all blush

OrangeFireandGoldashes Mon 17-Jun-13 03:42:49

Amateur. Albeit a completely reasonable amateur. We currently have:

Two different types of cheddar
Ossau Iraty
Saint Vernier
Pont L'Eveque
Wensleydale with apricots
Wensleydale with cranberries
Black pepper Boursin
Primula (for the dog's Kong)

mumbaisapphire Mon 17-Jun-13 04:45:32

Currently in our fridge we have
Pecorino Romano
Double Gloucester
Danish blue
Italian style cheddar made by Americans (feel like I was duped into buying it by the lady in the supermarket who said it was Italian)
Northern Greek feta

We live in Canada where cheese requires a second mortgage. It is so expensive I openly weep in the supermarket at the price tag. A standard block of mature 3 year old cheddar would cost $15/$16 which is £10. I still have to have cheese though!

BikeRunSki Mon 17-Jun-13 05:58:03

Less excitingly

Mature Cheddar
Low fat Cheddar
Bavybel light
Cottage cheese

Longdistance Mon 17-Jun-13 06:08:03

We have

Chilli cream cheese
Cheese triangles

This is off the top of my head.
We often have a cheese night and our dds 2 and 4 join us for cheese, biscuits, pickles.
They love it.
Normally they have dinner and then join us smile

Lizzabadger Mon 17-Jun-13 06:55:54

Cashel blue
Cheese spread
Philly light
Some weird cow/sheep/goat stuff
Oh dear

Nokidshere Mon 17-Jun-13 07:33:42

Blimy, obviously none of you is skint then!!! That's a pretty expensive stock of cheese for lots of you!

Nokidshere Mon 17-Jun-13 07:40:40

Oh and we have..

Half a chunk of Parmesan
Half a pack of cheddar
1 Dairy lea triangle
Some emmental
And something beginning with T but I can't remember the name and can't be arsedvto get up to look

JollyShortGiant Mon 17-Jun-13 07:45:04

We don't have much. Just Stilton with Mango and Ginger, and Cheddar.

We often have mozzarella, parmesan and spreading cheese.

Am pregnant just now so no Brie, Camembert etc because I do the shopping and I'm not buying food I can't eat.

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

FussandMess Mon 17-Jun-13 09:18:58

I'm always surprised when people let children chow down on a plate of cheese.

Might as well spoon a few piles of salt into them.

bedmonster Mon 17-Jun-13 09:30:56

He also just said food shouldn't be used for pleasure - should I LTB!!

So I take it he eats the same thing for breakfast lunch and dinner every day then? He is BU and a bit mental about the cheese!

We currently have...

Cheddar (extra mature)
Philly with chilli
Philly normal
Stilton (DPs, bleurgh)
Goats cheese round thing, runny and delicious

Never realised we are such a cheese loving family. A lot of those go in the cooking, rather than to eat with crackers or whatever, but we all really like cheese. And I haven't even had my shopping delivered this week - there are 2 more cheeses coming this afternoon, which will bring our total to 13!

WyrdMother Mon 17-Jun-13 09:34:21

Only 6 in the fridge at the mo

Manchego (sp? can't find the label)
Bavarian Smoked
A tiny, tiny bit of Binham Blue which I would recommend to anyone who can get their hands on it, it's lush.

Justfornowitwilldo Mon 17-Jun-13 09:39:11

Halloumi is deeply unreasonable.

I only have Gouda, buffalo mozzarella, cheddar, Parmesan and cottage cheese in. I'm expecting an Internet shop though grin

Justfornowitwilldo Mon 17-Jun-13 09:39:48

Oops. I do have some Bavarian smoked in the fridge door too.

MusicalEndorphins Mon 17-Jun-13 09:57:44

We have at the moment a surplus of processed cheese, so not very sophisticated I'm afraid.
2 real cheeses
*Swiss (I am addicted to grilled swiss cheese sandwiches)
Then a bunch of processed products.
*Imperial Sharp Cold pack cheddar
*3 types of processed thick sliced cheese singles -dh can't resist a sale, and sometimes still shops like they live here, but they have left the nest! DS's may be gifted with 1 pack each. grin
*Light Shredded Tex Mex blend
*Shredded 4 cheese Italian blend
*A Jalapeno Cheese Ball (leftover from Christmas)
2 jars of Cheese Whiz, one light and one Jalapeno.

mignonette Mon 17-Jun-13 10:10:48

Here is my tally-

M&S Cornish Rambler w/ chillies
Aldi Parmiggiano x 2 packs
Lincolnshire Poacher

from La Fromaggeria-

Gorgonzola Naturale from La Fromaggeria
Caprino Staggionato al Caprone from Sardinia
Pecorino Marzolino Rosso
Pecorino Staggionato Sardo

Jamdoughnutfiend Mon 17-Jun-13 12:27:36

I am intrigued by the cheese with little onions and other random flavours in cheddar.

Halluomi is a summer staple for bbqing surely? That can't be unreasonable grin

Fussandmess - that is why DH thinks I am unreasonable, the only person really chowing down the cheese is me (gleeful!) the girls eat an odd baby bel or slice of cheddar - they aren't that bothered

MaxPepsi Mon 17-Jun-13 13:06:00

My DH doesn't like cheese sad but I still manage to have a fridge full of it as I LOVE it.

He doesn't get it, shakes his head in bewilderment when I get giddy over finding a new deli and spend ages trying to decide what to buy.

Fountains Gold is my current new favourite find. It's delicious.

Crinkle77 Mon 17-Jun-13 18:26:03

YANBU I love cheese. As long as it does not go to waste there is no problem. If you find it is going off and ends up in the bin then your hubby may have a point

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