Stinky Cheese Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

Yes, that is my Hello Kitty lunch box in the background.  And it’s awesome.

Anyways, for today’s dairy delectables, I procured a Kerrygold Aged Cheddar, Ginger Affiné, and Jalapeño Havarti.

The Wyngaard Ginger Affiné is the only one that I’ve brought in before.  It is a slightly aged gouda with a crust of shredded ginger on top.  The ginger flavor is surprisingly mild, but an excellent pairing with the cheese.  Some of the folks here at work have been too lily-livered to try it, but everyone that has had it vouches for its character.

The Kerrygold Aged Cheddar is one of the best cheddars that I’ve ever had.  Nothing over the top, not even very sharp, but just an almost quintessential cheddar.  An archetypal cheddar.  When you think the words “cheddar cheese” in your mind, this is the flavor that is produced.  A damn fine cheese.

Lastly, we have the Dofino Jalapeño Havarti.  This one has a very uneven distribution of jalapeño bits in it which leads to some chunks being a fairly mild warmth while others are close to the three alarm fire side.  This is a beautiful thing for Stinky Cheese Tuesday since some of my coworkers are more resilient than others, but if you are getting this for yourself it may be a bit jarring.  Of course, you could always melt it into an awesome queso and just not worry about it, too!

A good week, all in all and I’m looking forward to finding new and interesting things for next week!