Fiscalini Cheddar – the fiscally irresponsible cheddar
Yes, fiscally irresponsible because at $19.96/lb, it’s hard to feel smart about chewing on this cheddar.
Nonetheless, this is a good cheddar. A very good one. It is sharp, strong, not stinky, moist but definitely not soggy. Goes great with an apple. If you’re going to serve cheddar on a well dressed cheese plate, and dress up for the occasion yourself, then this is a good choice.
As decribed by Fairway:
“Supreme champion limited edition: Cheesemaker Jorge Mariano Gonzalez. Hand made. Bandage-wrapped raw cow’s milk cheddar. Voted best farmhouse cheddar at the 2002 American Society Award. From Modesto California.”
A very good raw milk American cheese. I do make an effort to look for these. I need to find something equivalently tasty, but at a more modest every-day snack kind of price.
$19.96/lb at Fairway, NYC, September 2009.