Dopers my age and over may remember when the government gave seniors and low income families and the like big brick or small breadloaf sized boxes of cheese each month. The ancients in my family all got it, the homes I worked in for mental patients got it, etc… While personally I’m not a huge cheese lover I’ve heard several people who are say it was some of the best cheese they ever ate- there was even a low key “black market” of sorts for it as yuppies who’d never dream of applying for a surplus food subsidy even if they had some sort of eligibility would buy it from welfare families or seniors who didn’t want it or would rather have the cash- it was almost like a bootlegger.
Anyway, a friend who’s done me some big favors lately mentioned her love of this cheese and I’d love to get her some that tastes like it. Does anybody know what type of cheese this was or what variety on the market tastes most like it? (And please don’t repeat that damned “that’s nacho cheese” joke… ).