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Point Reyes Original Blue Cheese - 3 Lb. Wheel

Speed to First Woot:
0m 26.000s
First Sucker:
yermej
Last Wooter to Woot:
bikecommuter
Last Purchase:
7 years ago
Order Pace (rank):
Top 48% of Wine Woots
Bottom 39% of all Woots
Woots Sold (rank):
Top 4% of Wine Woots
Top 14% of all Woots

Purchaser Experience

  • 13% first woot
  • 7% second woot
  • 35% < 10 woots
  • 27% < 25 woots
  • 19% ≥ 25 woots

Purchaser Seniority

  • 9% joined today
  • 0% one week old
  • 4% one month old
  • 33% one year old
  • 54% > one year old

Quantity Breakdown

  • 91% bought 1
  • 7% bought 2
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mozart23


quality posts: 0 Private Messages mozart23

Wow, that's a lot of cheese!

Mmmm...Point Reyes Blue is yummy, yummy stuff!

clayfu


quality posts: 10 Private Messages clayfu

bluecheese is just so bitter for me =(

MinistrOfJustiz


quality posts: 6 Private Messages MinistrOfJustiz

I like cheese, but not this much cheese!

nematic


quality posts: 6 Private Messages nematic

Point reyes does have a nice bird sanctuary there. But what was the "confidential" portion of the labrat package one of them talked about . . .or maybe that was all a very well done ruse.

pmarin


quality posts: 6 Private Messages pmarin

Cheese it is! Missed first wooter but got my cheese so I'm glad.
I read about this cheese a while back.. but never found a place I could buy it. Now 3 lbs are headin' my way. Cheese.woot here we come!

Last wooter to woot: pmarin
[Edit]
My fame was short-lived:
Last wooter to woot: Cheesewootaholic.
C'mon, you must have picked that name ahead of time just preparing for tonight, right?

elpepe


quality posts: 13 Private Messages elpepe

If there really is going to be a cheese.woot -- I will be so happy.

Anyone know the basics of storing a cheese wheel? Could I buy this as a Christmas gift and keep it in the fridge?

Stark


quality posts: 4 Private Messages Stark

-3 lbs of cheese? I'm not going to pay Woot! to put my Blue Cheese in the red!

brycelynch


quality posts: 1 Private Messages brycelynch

If I didn't already have a few spare wheels of this great cheese in my cheese cellar, I'd snap some up. Alas!

KCFly


quality posts: 1 Private Messages KCFly
Embryodead wrote:cheeseeeee?



I'm sure this is some yummy cheese, but not what I'm looking for at wine.woot. At least I won't be spending any more money this week.

luckyinla


quality posts: 5 Private Messages luckyinla

Although I'm sure many wine.wooters will appreciate this...I have never been a blue cheese fan. Now send me catalet, comte or a good brie!

The wine seems to be very closed-in and seems to have entered a dumb stage. Sort of a Marcel Meursault.
Paul S. Winalski

my cellartracker
The best use of bad wine is to drive away poor relations.
French proverb

buttercup27


quality posts: 0 Private Messages buttercup27

The labcheeserats had me sold. Looking forward to more pairings in the future! Thanks to the brilliant minds behind this.
Buttercup

mgateley


quality posts: 0 Private Messages mgateley

24.99 for 1 lb. The wooters have done it again!
http://www.costco.com/Browse/Productgroup.aspx?Prodid=11224976&whse=BC&topnav=&browse=&lang=en-US

CheeseWootaholic


quality posts: 0 Private Messages CheeseWootaholic

Time to start a new Identity

How long can you store/age this cheese before it turns Blue? ;)

CWA

Point Reyes Original Blue Cheese, 3 Sisters Artisan,BeeHive

fseppy


quality posts: 0 Private Messages fseppy

indeed. Planning on it for my Thanksgiving pre-dinner, with wine feast. Ate this at the source a few years ago. Very impressive. Unfortunately, despite the fact that it is a good buy, I resent...a teeny bit...staying up for it. I was hoping for something...rarer or well, winier.

hyperfocal


quality posts: 0 Private Messages hyperfocal

What is the advantage of simply purchasing this bleu cheese instead of building a rocket in one's basement and flying to the moon with one's faithful dog, Grommit in order to the harvest cheese from the source?

pixelbender


quality posts: 0 Private Messages pixelbender

Well based on their own prices on a 5lb wheel at:

http://www.prcheese.web.cedant.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=PRFOS&Product_Code=BBH

Its about $15/lb plus ship, so we're saving prob $15 here.

DOH you beat me to it!

conroo


quality posts: 5 Private Messages conroo

There you go… I'm a first time labrat tasting wine.woot’s first cheese offering. Here is a reminder from my earlier tasting notes. The Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese Company Original Blue is amazing on its own, so creamy and well-balanced. But for a real treat, have it with the Kent Rasmussen ’02 Petite Sirah. What a combo! I added some bread and sliced black angus roast beef and was in heaven! Go for it! This cheese will not disappoint the blue lover in you.
Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese Company
Like they say on the commercial …
“Great cheese comes from happy cows.”

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clayfu


quality posts: 10 Private Messages clayfu

pmarin


quality posts: 6 Private Messages pmarin

The Costco ones include 2nd day shipping, which helps explain the $25/1lb price.

I'm very happy with my 3lbs, thank you. (But now I'll start having the usual wine.woot second thoughts.. should I have bought 2 wheels, or 3? One wheel of cheese sounds like a lot to me.) OK, now, what is next, sourdough.woot.com?

jeff85


quality posts: 0 Private Messages jeff85

  • Cheese to ship with (bigger) frozen catsup package 2-Day Air on Monday of next week
  • Ships to all 48 of the states that matter!
  • Sold by cheesemaker
  • You need not be 21 years old to place your order
  • You need not be sober to receive your order


  • snort!! That part made me almost fall off my chair!

    PLAF


    quality posts: 0 Private Messages PLAF

    this is FANTASTIC!!!

    i have a couple of dishes that i use blue cheese in, and this stuff is oh so yummy.

    thanks woot!

    pyronmaxius


    quality posts: 0 Private Messages pyronmaxius

    How funny, I am doing a huge research project for my science class. I just bought some while I was there on my research trip this last weekend. Good news too, the river otters at the park are ok!

    And the cheese is awesome! Buy the cheese! Support the people in the park! God I love college.

    sheriff92


    quality posts: 2 Private Messages sheriff92

    do these come in smaller wedge pieces? or just one whole 3 lb wheel

    fseppy


    quality posts: 0 Private Messages fseppy
    hyperfocal wrote:What is the advantage of simply purchasing this bleu cheese instead of building a rocket in one's basement and flying to the moon with one's faithful dog, Grommit in order to the harvest cheese from the source?



    A smaller carbon footprint?

    mozart23


    quality posts: 0 Private Messages mozart23
    conroo wrote:
    Like they say on the commercial …
    “Great cheese comes from happy cows.”



    Haha, how apropos too with the earthquake in the Bay Area yesterday. IIRC, the cows rather enjoyed their "massage" on the commercial

    rdeppen


    quality posts: 0 Private Messages rdeppen

    "You need not be sober to receive your order"

    *sniff sniff*

    woot, I smell a challenge here.....

    pixelbender


    quality posts: 0 Private Messages pixelbender

    I'd like a good feta next, please. OOh, or maybe some proper balsamic...

    clayfu


    quality posts: 10 Private Messages clayfu
    PLAF wrote:this is FANTASTIC!!!

    i have a couple of dishes that i use blue cheese in, and this stuff is oh so yummy.

    thanks woot!


    3 lb's worth?

    pmarin


    quality posts: 6 Private Messages pmarin
    sheriff92 wrote:do these come in smaller wedge pieces? or just one whole 3 lb wheel



    Hint: 3 lb wheel + knife = smaller wedge pieces.

    Just kiddin', you probably figured that out already. But, in order to use the knife, you should be over 21 and sober...

    mrsly69


    quality posts: 27 Private Messages mrsly69
    pixelbender wrote:I'd like a good feta next, please. OOh, or maybe some proper balsamic...



    Oh yes, Some nice top notch Balsamic. Now that is a special woot.

    docklink


    quality posts: 2 Private Messages docklink
    hyperfocal wrote:What is the advantage of simply purchasing this bleu cheese instead of building a rocket in one's basement and flying to the moon with one's faithful dog, Grommit in order to the harvest cheese from the source?


    I believe the Moon was Welleslydale

    Gaaa..... This is my favorite blue, of which I have gladly paid $16/lb previously. I can't hold off on this.

    First sucker: yermej
    Speed to first woot: 0m 26.077s

    Last wooter to woot: docklink

    Bacchus had it right!!

    pfcouvar


    quality posts: 4 Private Messages pfcouvar
    pixelbender wrote:Well based on their own prices on a 5lb wheel at:

    http://www.prcheese.web.cedant.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=PRFOS&Product_Code=BBH

    Its about $15/lb plus ship, so we're saving prob $15 here.



    No, no, no. Read more carefully. That's the _shipping_ weight. The product in question is "Eight six ounce wedges of Point Reyes Original Blue"... or in other words, 48oz or... 3lbs of cheese.

    So they're selling the same amount of cheese (in smaller chunks) for $76 before S/H.

    This is a GOOD deal if you like blue.

    pmarin


    quality posts: 6 Private Messages pmarin

    "0% bought 3"

    OK, somebody, have the courage. C'mon. 9 lbs of cheese. Go for it!

    elpepe


    quality posts: 13 Private Messages elpepe

    I guess I can answer my own question. No go for Christmas giving.

    From the manufacturer's... uh, creamery's Web site:


    Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese wrote: Store in refrigerator dairy compartment with Original Blue™ foil in place

    Over-wrap in clean plastic wrap after each use, then place in Ziploc bag

    Always serve at room temperature

    Properly stored, Original Blue™ will last about six weeks in the refrigerator.


    pfcouvar


    quality posts: 4 Private Messages pfcouvar

    andyduncan


    quality posts: 32 Private Messages andyduncan

    That is a lot of cheese at a pretty ridiculously good price (when you're undercutting costco by 2/3rds, that's pretty impressive).

    All the talk of burgers from the side deal, plus this, makes me think some blue cheeseburgers are in order... Or maybe a nice rare new york strip with a blue cheese dressing... Or maybe the best buffalo wings ever... Or maybe a nice walnut salad...

    I'm putting WD's kids through college.

    Brian202


    quality posts: 0 Private Messages Brian202
    Brian202 wrote:do you have to be 21 in order to buy the cheese?



    You need not be 21 years old to place your order


    Excellent.


    But I don't know how I'd justify 3 pounds of cheese. snort!.

    45 woots

    conroo


    quality posts: 5 Private Messages conroo

    Great addition to a wine & cheese gift basket for the holidays. don't you think?

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