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    HAND = handkäse = handkase = harzer kase = harzer käse   Notes:   This German washed rind cheese is pungent and stinky.  It's good with beer, but it would over-power most wines.   Substitutes:  Mainz OR Harz OR Limburger

    MAROILLES  Pronunciation:  mahr-WAHL  Notes:   This is a stinky washed-rind cheese from France that smells worse than it tastes.  You probably don't want to eat the pungent rind.  Use within a few days after purchasing. For best flavor, serve at room temperature.   Substitutes:  Livarot OR Pont-l'Evêque OR Reblochon OR Harz OR Mainz OR Hand OR Limburger

    SCHLOSS = Schlosskäse = Schlosskase = castle cheese  Notes:  This Austrian cheese is a marvelous choice for people who like strong "stinky" cheeses.  It's good with beer, but it would overpower most wines.   Substitutes: Limburger OR Brie (not as stinky)

    German Beer Sausage

    CASERO CHEESE Notes:  This is a mild white Mexican cheese.  Substitutes:  muenster OR jack

    German cheesecake.

    MIMOLETTE CHEESE = boule de Lille   Pronunciation:  mee-moh-LET  Notes:  This French cheese is similar to Parmesan cheese, only it's a brilliant orange.   Substitutes:  Parmesan

    TOMME CRAYEUSE CHEESE Pronunciation:  TUM cray-YOUZ  Notes:  This soft French cheese is rich and buttery.  Don't eat the rind.  Substitutes:  Tomme de Savoie OR Saint Nectaire OR Muenster

    TELEME  Pronunciation:  TELL-uh-may  Notes:  This is a California cheese with a mild, nutty flavor.  The rind is edible.  Substitutes: Camembert OR jack

    LAGUIOLE Pronunciation:  Lah-YOLE  Notes:  This is a mild French semi-soft cheese.  Substitutes: jack cheese

    SAPSAGO = Sap sago = Schabziger  Notes:   This Swiss grating cheese is colored and flavored by a clover-like herb.  It's hard to find, but many seek it out as a low-fat substitute for Parmesan and Romano.  Substitutes:  Romano OR Parmesan OR nutritional yeast (This substitution works best if recipe calls for cheese to be sprinkled over a dish. Nutritional yeast is low in fat, high in protein and B vitamins, and it's not made with any animal products.)

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    Mahón cheese = MAHON CHEESE Pronunciation:  mah-HONE  Notes:   This well-regarded Spanish cheese is a terrific snacking cheese, but it's also incorporated into casseroles.  Try it with sherry.   Substitutes:  Gouda


    EDAM   Pronunciation:  EE-dum  Notes:  This has a red wax coating.  Substitutes:  Gouda (similar, but with a higher milkfat content) OR fontina OR Leyden cheese