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(Sky News)   "The cheese made famous by Wallace and Gromit has seen a huge surge in sales despite the economic downturn." Unlike the Wrong Trousers, which never caught on among consumers   (news.sky.com) divider line
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2009-03-18 12:45:07 AM  
It's the wrong trousers, Gromit!!!

I still crack up at that line. He's just so perfectly earnest about it.
 
2009-03-18 12:45:39 AM  
Please say Wensleydale Please say Wensleydale Please say Wensleydale

*reads TFA*

YES!!!!
 
2009-03-18 12:50:44 AM  
I absolutely love Wallace and Gromit but I never saw the big screen movie they made. Is it worth it or will it just make me run back to the original trilogy of brilliance?
 
2009-03-18 12:51:38 AM  

AgentOrangeDrink: I absolutely love Wallace and Gromit but I never saw the big screen movie they made. Is it worth it or will it just make me run back to the original trilogy of brilliance?


Nothing can top the brilliance of The Wrong Trousers, but it's still a lot of fun.
 
2009-03-18 12:59:08 AM  
A Matter of Loaf and Death (new window) was pretty good too.
 
2009-03-18 1:11:16 AM  
This thread is relevant to my interests.

/another vote for Loaf and Death
 
2009-03-18 1:23:04 AM  
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disapproves.
 
2009-03-18 1:26:08 AM  
I actually tried some Wensleydale recently, not knowing the W&G connection. I didn't care much for it straight, though it adds a nice tang if you add it to another cheese for melting over things. Wensleydale plus cheddar was all right.
 
2009-03-18 1:26:32 AM  
ALL YOUR STILTON ARE BELONG TO US... CHUCK
 
2009-03-18 1:29:16 AM  
For all of those who have tried Wensleydale, what does it taste like? You can't find that stuff here.
 
2009-03-18 1:31:36 AM  

mekki: For all of those who have tried Wensleydale, what does it taste like? You can't find that stuff here.


Sour and not a lot of body, IIRC. Good for melting onto things that need tang.
 
2009-03-18 1:39:41 AM  
Venezuelan Beaver Cheese?
 
2009-03-18 1:51:26 AM  
AgentOrangeDrink
I absolutely love Wallace and Gromit but I never saw the big screen movie they made. Is it worth it or will it just make me run back to the original trilogy of brilliance?

It's very good. Just don't have HUGE expectations and you'll add it to your W&G collection.
 
2009-03-18 1:56:34 AM  
No whey!
 
2009-03-18 2:12:29 AM  
mekki: For all of those who have tried Wensleydale, what does it taste like? You can't find that stuff here.

I like it personally, but I've never tried plain old Wensleydale. I've only had the blueberry-mixed version, which I thought was pretty good. No idea how the cranberry mix tastes.

And you might be able to find it in the gourmet cheese section of one of your local supermarkets. It's not all that rare or unusual.
 
2009-03-18 2:45:11 AM  
The moon?
 
2009-03-18 3:00:59 AM  

AgentOrangeDrink: I absolutely love Wallace and Gromit but I never saw the big screen movie they made. Is it worth it or will it just make me run back to the original trilogy of brilliance?


I really liked it better after seeing it a couple of times because there's a lot of stuff to see in there. It's beautifully animated and very colorful and I really like the story. I've watched it while giving out Halloween candy the last two years, and along with Corpse Bride, it makes for a stop-motion animatastic Hallow's E'en.

/Great Pumpkin and Garfield Halloween are also awesome
 
2009-03-18 3:10:28 AM  

AgentOrangeDrink: I absolutely love Wallace and Gromit but I never saw the big screen movie they made. Is it worth it or will it just make me run back to the original trilogy of brilliance?



It's a thousand different sculptures and a million pictures combined to make the illusion of motion.
It is simply amazing as a work of art but as a movie it is for kids.
 
2009-03-18 4:28:31 AM  
Ah, Wensleydale. The only cheese yet to have been saved by two pieces of plasticine.

They were about to stop producing the stuff in the nineties, when "A close shave" and "A grand day out" was released, and the mention of Wendsleydale lead to increased sales.

/Wait! "A close shave" came out in 1995?
//Old man feels old
 
2009-03-18 5:02:23 AM  
There was a similar article about Stinking Bishop shortly after the movie came out. They got something like 5 times their normal orders as people discovered it was actually a real variety of cheese.

They interviewed the guy who ran the place producing it and he was really grumpy about it. "Oh it's a pain, we didn't ask for this and now we're going to have to ramp up production". Jesus christ man, you're getting five times your normal sales, cheer up a bit!
 
2009-03-18 6:13:48 AM  

abigsmurf: They interviewed the guy who ran the place producing it and he was really grumpy about it. "Oh it's a pain, we didn't ask for this and now we're going to have to ramp up production". Jesus christ man, you're getting five times your normal sales, cheer up a bit!


Ohnoes!!!1 We'll be getting more money! There's nothing in the world I hate more than more money!

/Idjits!
 
2009-03-18 7:12:34 AM  

Santo Ralfo: Venezuelan Beaver Cheese?


My favorite Monty Python sketch EVAR.

"This place is certainly uncontaminated by any cheese!"
 
2009-03-18 8:58:55 AM  
Came for the Stinking Bishop, was not let down.

Anybody else notice all the Preston North End FC references in W&G? (Preston the dog, blue & white hoops on their coffee/tea mugs, tiny sheep crests on shirts, etc.)
 
2009-03-18 9:04:35 AM  

Mandapants: Santo Ralfo: Venezuelan Beaver Cheese?

My favorite Monty Python sketch EVAR.

"This place is certainly uncontaminated by any cheese!"


Wensleydale?

Yes?

Ah, well, I'll have some of that.

Oh, I thought you were talking to me, sir. Mr Wensleydale, that's my name.
 
2009-03-18 9:08:28 AM  
I tried it on a visit to a cheese shop in Victoria B.C.
How anybody can eat that on a dry cracker without a large
tankard of milk nearby is amazing. I was/am a W&G fan and was
totally excited to find it (shaking my fists sideways in the air).
I wouldn't buy it again just for the flavor, that's for sure.
 
2009-03-18 9:40:47 AM  
It's a little runny.
 
2009-03-18 9:55:27 AM  
Wensleydale really isn't a great cheese, even the best examples of it. Swaledale is better if you want something from that area. Stinking Bishop is stupendous. Easily as good as any Epoisses, Vieux Boulogne or Brie de Meaux.
Yes I'm a cheese bore.
 
2009-03-18 10:05:44 AM  

CarnySaur: It's a little runny.


I don't care how f*cking runny it is. Hand it over with all speed.
 
2009-03-18 11:21:58 AM  

doglover: AgentOrangeDrink: I absolutely love Wallace and Gromit but I never saw the big screen movie they made. Is it worth it or will it just make me run back to the original trilogy of brilliance?


It's a thousand different sculptures and a million pictures combined to make the illusion of motion.
It is simply amazing as a work of art but as a movie it is for kids.


If you like their stuff check out 'Creature Comforts', there's probly some on youtube but the work proxy does not abide...
 
2009-03-18 1:29:04 PM  

AgentOrangeDrink: I absolutely love Wallace and Gromit but I never saw the big screen movie they made. Is it worth it or will it just make me run back to the original trilogy of brilliance?


Curse of the Were Rabbit is great (better than Chicken Run or Flushed Away, the other big screen Aardman Studios productions)- it's a werewolf movie pastiche with everything we love about W&G.

Peter Sallis is getting up there, I hope they knock out a few more before they don't have him anymore.
 
2009-03-18 2:58:16 PM  
The BBC Shaun the Sheep series is also fantastic. Also Aardman, or connected closely to Aardman.
 
2009-03-18 4:21:05 PM  
Back in 1996 I helped put their first website together - Wensleydale, not W&G. Gosh it was basic.

The cheese goes great with Christmas cake.
 
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