This cow’s milk cheddar cheese from Stepladder Creamery in Cambria, CA has a natural rind produced from the bandage it is wrapped in as it ages. With a crumbly yet creamy texture, it tastes slightly more savory savory than sweet, while also producing a prominent sharpness on the finish.The tyrosine crystals that develop after four months of aging provide a pleasurable crunch.
Wine Pairings: a bold Cabernet Sauvignon or Supertuscan blend, such as our 2013 Le Vigne Coure Della Vigna
Beer Pairings: pair with a hoppy IPA, cider, stout, or porter beer for a savory treat
Food Pairings: Pair with crunchy apples and honey for a delightful snack, or melt it onto pasta for a gourmet macaroni and cheese