The Big Cheese Bracket: The Championship!

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Here it is, the culmination of our cheesy obsessions!

Day 15 Results:
Brie 48% v. Parmigiano 52%

It was tooth and nail, Persephoneers, an extremely close contest! Parmigiano eked out the win, and today it goes against the mighty Cheddar for the ultimate prize. Two cheeses on the sharp and firm ends of the spectrum; two delicious examples of what curdled milk can do for your health and happiness. Which has the tightest reins on your heart? Which holds the most space in your fridge? Which makes your tastebuds do their happiest dance?

My dear Persephoneers, it is time to choose. Pick one, and only one! Tell me why you’ve picked your cheese, attempt to sway your comrades, write odes to your favorite fromage, complain bitterly about those cheeses left behind… this is the final countdown! Voting is open until Tuesday 7:00 p.m. EST. Make your voice heard!

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  1. Profile photo of [E] Hillary
    [E] Hillary

    After a day of pondering, I had to go with parmigiano. Do I like cheddar more? Probably. Can I live without it? If it really came to it, yes. Plenty of other cheeses are perfectly acceptable in sandwiches and mac and cheese, and I don’t eat nachos that often anyway. I cannot live without copious piles of parmesan on my pizza and pasta. I just can’t.

  2. Profile photo of Kiisu

    I can’t really choose. It’s not even that I’m agonizingly torn, I just really love both of these and would be happy with either as Cheese Overlord.

    1. Profile photo of QoB

      This is the least exercised I have been about any of the matchups since the start. Damn you, crowdsourcing!

      1. Profile photo of rah29

        In your standard cheese course at a mid-range UK restaurant, you get 3 cheeses – some variation of cheddar, stilton and brie. Cheddar is ALWAYS the least interesting. As for parmigiano, you know, it’s useful – I love my risottos – but what’s the point of a cheese that needs to be on or in something else to work? To be the Big Cheese, surely it’s got to be a cheese that you can eat just by itself on a baguette, or even on its own with a knife (or spoon… I will avenge you, Epoisses!!!)?

    1. Profile photo of 14KGold

      You clearly haven’t been eating good cheddar! Have some Tillamook or Black Diamond or Adams’ Reserve, extra-sharp and aged, and get back to me!

    2. Profile photo of Fleursdelysa

      I second (third?) the thought that you must be deprived of good cheddar. Cabot Clothbound hand-made cheddar changed my life. But any decent aged cheddar is just so good. It crumbles when you cut it, the sourness makes your tongue feel alive, and the really aged stuff has little pockets of salt that zing when you bite them. Good cheddar is a thing of beauty and a joy forever.

      1. Profile photo of rah29

        I have to stand up for my countrywoman, QoB, here – as Irish folk we do indeed have regular access to excellent cheddar. We’re surrounded by the stuff. It’s therefore just not as exciting as many of the eliminated cheeses!

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    Pam Newman


    The one day I didn’t vote is the one day that Team Brie failed to deliver. I blame myself for why Cheddar is going to win this battle over the true winner, which is Brie.

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