Blessed Are The Cheesemakers

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  1. ianyonok

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    CHIANGRAI CHEESE

    Took a ride over to Chiangrai Cheese yesterday.
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    We now have locally made Cheese In Chiang Rai...... Fantastic.
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    Run by Rob, a Harley Davidson rider and long time Thailand resident.

    The cheese display cabinet was impressive. Each cheese vaccuum packaged and clearly labelled.
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    His place is on the south side of Chiang Rai and he's producing a great selection of cheeses.
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    Rob gets his milk from an approved reliable and clean Chiang Rai dairy farm. 2018-12-08 13.17.31.
    He is keeping goats to make Feta Cheese.
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    I really liked the Blue Cheese, tangy but not as strong as a standard Danish Blue. More of a creamy Blue Stilton flavour.
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    Rob also does a huge selection of hot sauces. You may have come across Thaibasco somewhere in the country.
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    The cheesemaking vat takes several hundred litres of milk.
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    I was allowed a sneak peek into the cheese cave, where the cheese wheels are stored. Humidity and temperatures are kept confidential. The smell was just Glorious.......!
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    They have a cafe there and serve a great cheeseboard, where you select the cheeses you wish to sample.
    This was a ChiangRai Blue, a ChiangRai Jack cheese like a mild cheddar and a Chiangrai Cremoso creamy cheese, like a Brie or Camembert.
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    Rob's place is in a lovely spot, next to the Lao river.
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    Also, he is making some cheese sausages, which you can try as a Hot Dog.
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    The goat shed
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    Chiangrai Cheese is open on Saturdays and is at; N 19 deg 50.955'. E 099 deg 50.040'.

    So, if you wish to savour some real local cheese flavours, drop in on a Saturday and sample a wonderful cheeseboard at Chiangrai Cheese. I know I'll be heading back there again some time....

    Website; Chiangrai Cheese
     
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    Awesome. Time for a GTR dinner up that way perhaps with a visit to Chiang Rai cheese ?

    Glad you found the place ok.
    How long has he been operating "under the radar?"
    That s a great find.
     
  3. ianyonok

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    I believe Rob started with the Hot Sauces about 8 years ago and the cheeses..... several years ago..
    He's a friend of Khun Jubb at Golden Sun Cycles (HD), Chiang Rai.
     
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    Thanks for sharing. I have passed it on to some HD riding buddies.
    Will stop there next time around CEI.
     
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    Hi Oddvar,
    Chiangrai Cheese is Rob's home, garden and cheesemaking operation. Only open on Saturdays, but well worth a visit, if you are there on the right day.
     
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    That looks absolutely delicious!!
    I am going to have to visit some day for sure.
    I read an article recently about how cheese is supposed to be as addictive as hard drugs ..haha.
    I can believe it!
     
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    Another nice find Ian.
    I'll certainly be checking out this establishment in the near future.

    Moto-Rex
     

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