Pretty much down to empty cheese shelves presently, I was scrounging in the cheese drawer for a scrap of cheese this morning when I came across this little nugget.
Not quite 3 years old, but promising an interesting diversion, I cut into it. Amazingly cut-worthy.
There's a slight white waxiness on the outside of the cheese...the result of being vacuum-bagged for so long. I have seen a similar characteristic in some waxed cheeses. It doesn't negatively impact the enjoyment of the cheese though.
The cheese holds together rather than crumbles away when it is sliced. There is a slight tang to the flavor that lingers on the tongue. I've sliced this cheese to take for my lunch along with a sliced Braeburn apple. Yum!
With three cheese wheels (Montasio
, & Tilsitter
) freshly-made over the past two weeks, I am looking forward to more fully filled cheese shelves in about four months.