Importer: DPI Specialty Foods
Type: Aged Cheddar
Cost: $9.00 LB
This is the first time I have tried a cheese from Australia.
I like cheese, and will try almost any kind of it, but I have no experience with Australia's exported cheese.
On the label it says that it is aged 3 years, and on first bite I can tell this is real aged cheese, not "flavor enhanced".
The richness is a great change, the cheese giving off a bold, almost tangy flavor, in stark contrast to bland American "aged" cheddar.
This is a dry, almost crumbly cheese, adding to it's aged characteristics.
The flavor is a bit off, though. This is nothing like other ages cheddar's I have had before.
After thinking about it for a while it hit me, this cheese tastes almost exactly like blue cheese with out the pungent tang.
Over all this is not a bad cheese, though the crystallized salts inside of it are a bit crunchy at times.