The Big Cheese Bracket: Day 5

Welcome back! Day 4 was a tough one, huh? Definitely the closest matches we’ve seen so far!
By the way, OH HEY I HAVE A SURPRISE FOR YOU…
WILD CARD!!

Selecting the cheeses for the tournament was a grueling process–there was much weeping as I cut numerous cheeses from the final list. I relied on my own knowledge, polls of popular cheeses, and quite a bit of tumblrsourcing. However, thanks to your comments, I have recognized a few particularly egregious omissions; they should have been included, and frankly, would have seeded higher than a few of the cheeses I did include (not that I would ever have denied myself the pleasure of pitting Cheddar and American against each other). I’m shocked and embarassed that I didn’t think of them myself, especially as I eat them all semi-regularly!

To rectify the situation, I am adding two wild card match-ups. The winners of each match-up will then go against each other, and the champion will be pitted against a Round 2 cheese in a run-off match.

So, Persephoneers, prepare your cases for: Queso Fresco! Muenster! Paneer! Oaxaca!

You’ve got the weekend to make it happen–may the best cheese triumph!

Results from Day 4:
Asiago 76% v. Halloumi 24%
Fontina 57% v. Manchego 43%
Monterey Jack 61% v. Emmentaler 39%
Cream Cheese 65% v. Stilton 35%

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