Oh my goodness! The aroma of this cheese is so beautiful. It smells so good, just the scent makes me feel like I'm starving. It's a really, really appetizing smell.
It's quite firm, somewhat dry, not crumbly. The cheese has tiny little holes throughout. Slices easily. Now for the first taste...
Wow! That's wonderful! Every bit as good as it smells. Milky, with an over-lying smoke flavor. Tasted it alone and was thrilled. Put some on a Hazelnut rice cracker... yummy. This cheese is great all by itself. I think it would also be good with pretty much anything. Fruits, veggies, pickles, dried meats... I have to try this in a Panini. Bet it would be terrific melted onto a nice thick slab of whole grain Italian bread, too.
Price per pound: $14.99
I purchased: .53 pound
Total price: $7.94
The price was perhaps a little more than your average grocery shopper might want to spend on a slab of cheese. However, it wasn't as high as some I've purchased. And my personal opinion is that it is worth every single penny. This is a truly enjoyable cheese. I would recommend it to any cheese lover (wish you could taste this Pam). Would not hesitate to put it out on a cheese platter for everyone else, too. What a lovely, lovely cheese. Appetizing aroma, looks and out-standing flavor. I'm quite pleased with this purchase. So happy that I decided to go ahead and buy it. I almost put it back but the scent wouldn't let me.
I hope you will all make an effort to try this cheese. It's fabulous.