10 year old cheddar
On my way home from Milwaukee, I stopped and picked up a hunk of 10 year old cheddar. I am affraid I am ruined for life. This stuff is fantastic. I really had no idea how different it would be. I used to think it would be too brittle and too sharp.
The flavor is intense, sharp but not harsh, simply fantastic. You bite into it, it is brittle but still creamy to the palate BUT it has these little bright crystals you hit every once in a while. You can feel them crunch like a small salt crystal would.
I really don't know if I can go back to a younger cheese, at least for snacking. This stuff is addictive.
If you haven't tried a really old cheddar, I recommend splurging on it.