In an earlier posting today, I reviewed two cheddars from the Golden Age Cheese Company in New York State.
Again, for full disclosure, the company did send me free samples to review on my blog. And again, there were no other caveats.
Cheddar Cheese Curds:
Very squeaky and tasty. The Lady especially liked these curds. I, your humble feline foodie, also liked these curds. They are a medium sharp with a lingering, flavorful aftertaste.
I give the Cheddar Curds 3 Paws out of 4 Paws (cause that’s all I’ve got).
Jalapeno Cheddar Curds:
These were two spicy for this feline foodie and The Man; but not for The lady…you might recall she puts habanera-flavored salt on most of her food. “Too spicy” does not exist in her world. However, she would have preferred these curds to have the jalapeno in them rather than just as a coating. This was not a detraction from the enjoyment of the curds; just a thought on her part.
Because spiciness is an opinion, I give the Jalapeno Cheddar Curds 3 Paws out of 4 Paws (cause that’s still all I’ve got).
Serving Suggestions: As a snack, these puppies are perfect alone. Just let them sit at room temperature for a few minutes, to enhance the squeaking experience.
Wine Pairing Suggestions: Merlot or other full-bodied reds.
Beer Pairing Suggestions: Pretty much any beer will go with cheese curds except Coors Light – you know the old joke about why Coors Light is like having sex in a canoe…well, if you don’t, you’re not getting the punch line here…send me a request and I’ll email the punch line to you…
Source: Cow’s Milk