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RAT CHEESE
23-JUN-2009 BARBARA MEREDITH

RAT CHEESE

SMOKY MOUNTAINS

I would hazard that it tastes like sushi.
We stopped because Ron and Jeannine needed gas in
the Harley. Barbie jumped out of the car
with my camera and took a photo of the sign across the street.
I didn't even notice it.
Glad someone's on the ball.

Nikon D70s
1/640s f/5.0 at 56.0mm iso200 full exif

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Bernard Bosmans28-Jan-2014 10:31
I'm going potty looking at that sign, nice catch Larry.
dan dunn16-Jul-2009 23:27
Rat nice Larry!
chempilot15-Jul-2009 23:50
mayonnaise make some good rat cheese! i personally have a bit too much "side meat." i need to find out if i can sell it leagally here in texas...
estralita07-Jul-2009 13:24
Doesn't sound too good! Great find! LOL!
Char06-Jul-2009 12:27
Hey Barbara,
Unusual and interesting sign. I've heard of it but never had any. LOL at the comments.
Marcia Colelli06-Jul-2009 01:13
Wow, that is an interesting sign, not sure I would have stopped
Barbara Meredith06-Jul-2009 00:38
"Rat cheese" is similar to cheddar and also
known in some parts of the country as Hoop Cheese.
caveman_lee04-Jul-2009 17:03
Interesting and funny. A nice candid.
Cindi Smith04-Jul-2009 05:05
Excellent shot, Barb and thanks for posting it, Larry! Hope you are having fun!!!
Jason Anderson03-Jul-2009 23:26
Mmmm, cracklins. Maybe you have to rent a cabin on river to get sushi?
As for rat cheese...I know nothing about it and I'm actually ok with that.
Bryan03-Jul-2009 22:51
Nice shot. Where in the Smokey Mtns?? I've never heard of rat cheese.
Kate Walls 03-Jul-2009 18:13
I remember dad liking pork skins but not rat cheese. Now, I'll tell the homemade jellies and jams.
Barbara Meredith03-Jul-2009 14:50
I'm not an expert on this (I'd rather have
sushi!), but pork skins (called "pork rinds" in some parts of the
U.S.) are pieces of pork skins fried in a deep
vat. Then there are "cracklins," which are skins with a
little of the fat still attached, also deep fried. They
can be sold with lots of different seasonings. Former President
Geoge Bush was a fan of pork rinds (no comment)http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,957107,00.html
I'm sure this is more than anyone out there wanted to know
on the subject!
Fong Lam03-Jul-2009 11:32
I have sushi anytime....excellent shot, Barbara !!
John Cooper03-Jul-2009 08:04
What is a "Fresh Pork skin" ?
Never seen that in any shop here.
LeeG03-Jul-2009 03:58
Can I just get a rat cheese and ham sammie to go, please?
:O)
1moremile03-Jul-2009 02:27
You want some lightning bread, too, with that? All right, then.
Barbara Meredith03-Jul-2009 02:25
John-I love your word play! If you had happened
upon my grandpa's house in the NC mountains, he might have told you, "Come on in
and set a spell. Set yourself down in rat cheer rocker on the
porch while I fetch you some rat cheese. You wont sweet milk
or butter milk?" :)
Barbara Meredith03-Jul-2009 02:12
Thank you, Hernan. Amazing--using Larry's camera
in place of my little click and shoot--made the technical
quality of my photos much better! :)
P.S. Hope you are well.
jCross03-Jul-2009 02:02
I understand that you can get rat cheese rat cheer. (southern joke)
Hernan E. Enriquez03-Jul-2009 01:36
WOW!!!!!!Great shot Barbara!
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