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Taste Cheese Like a Pro
Be a cheese know-it-all, and learn how to taste Extra Sharp Cheddar like a professional cheese judge. In a few easy steps, you can taste cheese like a professional cheese judge.
SNIFF
Inhale and take a good whiff. Cheddars have a range of aromas, but the key is balance. No one aroma should overpower the others.
SNIFF
Inhale and take a good whiff. Cheddars have a range of aromas, but the key is balance. No one aroma should overpower the others.
SIZE-UP
Give the cheddar a good once-over. The appearance should be uniform and smooth.
SIZE-UP
Give the cheddar a good once-over. The appearance should be uniform and smooth.
SLICE
Pass a knife through the cheddar. Styles range from smooth to dry, and generally, a smoother cheddar is easier to slice.
SLICE
Pass a knife through the cheddar. Styles range from smooth to dry, and generally, a smoother cheddar is easier to slice.
SMOOSH
Pinch between your thumb and index finger. Younger cheese will be a bit springy while an aged cheese can be crumbly.
SMOOSH
Pinch between your thumb and index finger. Younger cheese will be a bit springy while an aged cheese can be crumbly.
SAVOR
Finally, take a bite – and enjoy it slowly. You’re looking for balanced taste and mouth feel.
SAVOR
Finally, take a bite – and enjoy it slowly. You’re looking for balanced taste and mouth feel.
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