why is thinly sliced cheese so much more tasty?
Well, my experiment consists of:
1) thin slice (1-2mm) of cheese placed on the tongue, unchewed = mouth watering and tastebud tingling
Rise with water and wait a bit
2) thicker slice (4-5mm) of same chese placed on tongue, unchewed = cheesy taste but not the tastebud tingling and mouth watering result.
Is it something to do with meltingness?Posted 3 years agomakecoldplayhistoryMember
Northwind – Member
Squashed or unsquashed bread?
Others do this too?
Other freaks you mean? 😉
I remember the QI where they said it’s to do with vol vs surface area. I’m no connoisseur, but I guess it’s similar to the sucking air through your teeth into wine for maximum flavour.
Room temperature food and drink also has the most flavour.
Apple’s are best when they’re sliced and about to have crumble or pastry put on top of them.Posted 3 years agoJef WachowchowMember
I find grated cheddar tastes even better than thinly sliced. I also put this down to surface area. However, even after it is moulded back into an amorphous solid shape it still tastes better than the same size piece chopped off in one lump. I reckon that there is some pesky science involved.Posted 3 years agobigyinnMember
Warming up (i.e. room temp or above) cheese helps release the esters within the cheese, thus more flavour.Posted 3 years ago
The same reason proper beer tastes better at 10 deg than chilled and chilled lager tastes better than if its warmer (because its crap). Try Newcastle Brown ale if its been allowed to warm up a bit, its foul!binnersSubscriber
All cheese, no matter how nice, also tastes better when melted! FACT!
Whether its teeth-waveringly strong cheddar, onto toast with Worcester sauce. Or Camembert, shoved in the oven until volcanically hot, then having crusty bread dipped in it. A cheese single melted onto a fish finger butty, or stilton with ham in a hot oatcake
See… incontrovertible!Posted 3 years agoCountZeroMember
piedi di formaggio – Member
Depends on the cheese as well. A sock meltingly strong cheddar with those crystal bit in it that makes your mouth pucker up on tasting can only be consumed in lumps. Thinly slicing would turn it into crumbs
Git! I’m sat here, eating a plate of cold roast chicken and chips, and you’ve got me wanting to hunt down a chunk of weapons-grade Cheddar! 😉Posted 3 years ago
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