I do not think that I am a connoisseur of cheeses, however, I do know what I like and when it comes to Cheddar type cheese, I like a really good strong one. Probably, what I like is off the scale (based on a scale of 1 – 5). The most glorious farm Cheddar cheese I have bought in recent times, is made in England and I can only obtain it about 90 miles from where I live.
My local store was offering the customers a taste of dainty squares of cheese on a cocktail stick. The cheese was called a Strong Canadian Cheddar. How did it impact on my senses;
1)Smell – a cheese smell of the type I recognise, not a ‘soft’ nondescript one.
2)There was a slight crumbliness. This could have been due to drying out a bit in the air. As it turned out, quite likely.
3) In its favour, it was a yellow cheese, not coloured orange.
4) The initial impact on the taste buds, very powerful.
5)Texture – not what I expected, the core of the piece was rather rubbery.
6)After-taste. suffused the mouth with acid, so much so, I resorted to a piece of peppermint chewing gum to get rid of the ‘coating’ and flavour, and to cleanse my palate.
This cheese was a factory processed cheese, which arrived in large refrigerated vacuum packed blocks. The product was an acidic assault on the taste buds and my system.
From me, it gets a definite thumbs down. :no:
There are superior processed and farm cheeses made here in the UK. If I can get them, I would far rather have an excellent, well reputed British farm produced product. There’s nothing like it. :yes: