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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.
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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.
 

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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