While perusing my local grocery cheese isle, i found some cheddar that was aged 4 years, and next to it was a cheese aged an incredible 8 years. Eight!
The 4 year is on the left, 8 year on the right.
The 4 year was sharp, yet surprisingly creamy.
The 8 year was sharp to a fault, almost sour. There were crystals in the 8 year.
This is one of those situations where i wish i could upload the original size photo so you can see the grain of the cheese.