Wow, 5 weeks is rather young. Patience. Resist the temptation to cut a cheese before its time. Now you have a better idea of what a 5-week-old Cheddar is like.
I know for a normal cheddar it is a little young (DDUUHH by about six months) this recipe was supposed to be the quick ageing one
that is ripe as early as three weeks, I made it just for that reason and that allot of my friends and family don't like very sharp cheeses (wus up wif dat?)
so then the young cheese, some of these people think a medium store bought Tillamook is to sharp, anyway this one will fit the bill for what they like.
I will be making a traditional cheddar soon it will be aged much much longer
I do like a cheese that bites back.
back in the eighty's a friend of mine brought back a 15 year old cheddar from Wisconsin from that day on I have been hooked on sharp cheese
the only way I will be able to taste that again is buy it, don't know if I will be around that long
If you believe the dooms dayers we aint gonna be here tomorrow so what the hec