Smarter Than Pancakes

Saturday, August 2, 2008

This Cheese is Proof That Jesus Loves Me

Filed under: Opinions,WW Points — shaye3 @ 5:41 pm
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We ran to Indy on a grocery shopping trip last night. We made the rounds and hit Costco, Trader Joe’s and Wild Oats–which has now officially turned into Whole Foods.

At Whole Foods, we were just browsing, and Steve picked up a wedge of cheese and said “Oooooo, smell this!”

(Now, you can’t always trust my husband when he hands you something to smell. One of our favorite games back when we still had a Yankee Candle store nearby was called “Yuck, smell this!” Where you’d pick up something horrid, but not let on that it’s horrid until after the other person had taken a big, gag inducing whiff. Fortunately, this was not one of those times.)

This cheese smelled like the food of the gods! We immediately threw it into our cart, and went on our merry way. By afternoon today, the half pound block is gone.

I decided to Google the name of the cheese to see what I could find out about it. (When did I become the type of person who Googles cheeses?)

Here’s what I learned–It’s called Parrano Uniekaas. This is what the Zabar’s website said about it. (The above picture is also from Zabar’s site.):

It’s Dutch, but sort of Italian. How can this be? Dutch cheese producer UnieKaas has taken the best qualities of Gouda and parmesan and created this 20-month-aged pasteurized cow’s milk wheel. Tasting tangy, full-flavored, and nutty, its smooth, semi-firm texture makes it an ideal grating or table cheese.

The Cheese Reporter said that it is imported by Best Cheese Corporation, and that Best Cheese products can be found at Whole Foods Market, Trader Joe’s, Safeway, Albertson’s and Kroger. (And obviously Zabar’s if you live in the New York area.)

Oh. My. Gosh. Part of the reason I’m posting about it is to recommend it to everyone I know. The other reason is so that I’ll be able to remember the name later when I go back to find more…next week. 😉

(Oh, and just in case you’re wondering–I calculated it, and a 100 gram serving has 10.5 ww points.)



  1. It sounds amazing!

    Comment by noble pig — Sunday, August 3, 2008 @ 10:40 pm | Reply

  2. I can’t wait to get to Trader Joe’s to buy some of this. I need to write the name down and keep it in my wallet.

    Comment by Renaedujour — Monday, August 4, 2008 @ 11:35 am | Reply

  3. I hope I can find this at Trader Joe’s! Especially since Whole Foods doesn’t know that NH exists.

    Comment by Elle — Tuesday, August 5, 2008 @ 11:22 pm | Reply

  4. OMG that sounds fab! I haven’t seen anything like that around here.

    Comment by canarygirl — Wednesday, August 6, 2008 @ 6:25 am | Reply

  5. We make runs to Indy to hit Trader Joe’s and Super Target too. I love Whole Foods/Wild Oats too but three stores is too much for poor dh. Next time I’ll tempt him with the idea of this cheese. ::evil smirk::

    Comment by Teresa — Tuesday, August 12, 2008 @ 10:27 am | Reply

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