For those of you who have not yet tried it, you have got to get your hands on some extra-sharp Pinconning Cheese. It is an aged Colby, but created in Michigan. It is creamy and open textured with a flavor that will either curl your hair, or straighten it. It melts nicely, and is best served at room temperature. At 1 year aged Pinconning has as much flavor as a four year old cheddar.
I first tried it a t a freind's home up in Ontario. With the first bite, my toes curled, and my jaw muscles ached just a bit. Really good, sharp cheese does that to me.
It was, to be totally cliche, love at first bite.
I will always adore a well crafted, aged cheddar, and a quality Colby. But sometimes, I just want Pinconning.
There are so many cheeses I love, and extra-sharp Pinconning is up there among the best.
Seeeeeeya; Chief Longwind of the North