She was hard and crumbly.
Cheese taste better with age. I’m not taking about the age of the cheese, but the age of the person eating it.
As a child, I only know of mild cheddar. If it’s not mild cheddar, then it is known as smelly cheese which I never touch. However, with age, these smelly cheese have become flavorful cheese. To an extent that I tell myself that mild cheddar is only for kids.
I received this Henri Willig Cow Cheese Extra Old cheese from a relative who visited Belgium.
I opened it, closed my eyes and took a bite.
I’m a cheese and I’m dating the female Cow Cheese Extra Old cheese. She’s not extra old, that’s just her name. We’ve been steady for a year and it’s time to move to the next stage of our cheesy relationship. In cheesy relationships, the next stage is to take a bite out of each other.
I went first. I took a bite out of her. She was hard and crumbly. Her texture was similar to most hard cheeses, like cheddar. I chewed more to taste her better.
She taste a bit rotten! There’s a slight mouldy taste and she doesn’t taste right. I’ve been with her for so long and smelled her multiple times, but never expected her to taste this way. Not in a million years!
Maybe some wine will help. I had a few sips of my Sauvignon Blanc white wine.
I had another bite of her. Whoa! She tasted completely different after the wine! Initially, there was a solid taste of savoury cow cheese. As I chewed, it evolved into a smoky taste. Then the smoky taste continued to evolve into the taste of cheese aged to perfection. It was a taste that I could remember for a long long time.
She’s complex. Very complex!
I received this as a gift from a relative, who bought it from Belgium.