Cheese #1 on the left, not much blue, cheese #2 on the right. #1 is salty and tastes pretty good, but not good. #2 is dry and tastes like bitter salt. #2 is so bad I almost threw it away, but I put it back in the cave anyway. #1 I wrapped in cheese paper, and #2 I had in a mini cave. #2 dried out really bad, but it grew blue veins. #1 was moist and after it warmed up it tasted ok, but not good.
I bought a Stilton at the store to taste with my cheese and it was horrible, nothing but salt. No flavor, but salt. My friend who loves Stilton, had never had one that was as bad as that. We threw it away.
I put both of mine back in the cave. I suspect that #2 will go in the trash eventually, but I think that #1 will age out a little nicer.
I tasted a blue cheese at the cheese festival last year that was wonderful. It was creamy and moist. It was not pressed, and you just stuck your spoon inside of it and got a sample. It tasted of bleu cheese, and butter, and creamy milk. I wonder what style that was. I lost the card from the people who made it.
Mine was horrible compared to that. I am going to try again, but if it doesn't improve I will give up pretty quick.