Friday, February 3, 2017

Trader Joe's English Coastal Cheddar

Trader Joe's carries a bewildering assortment of cheddar cheeses. I first became interested in trying this particular one a few months ago when it was highlighted in this article about TJ's best cheeses:

I kissed a lot of cheddar frogs to get to English Coastal Cheddar, which shows lovely spring onion and rosemary tones. Like all TJ cheddars, it has a sweet foundation, but the allium and herbal flavors add a satisfying complexity.

Well, I don't have a sufficiently discerning palate to find all those components. But I was certainly able to tell that it's an unusual cheddar. It seemed to me simultaneously both sharper and more buttery than most. I also kept noticing a quality that I couldn't put a label on, but the description here of "herbal" seems about right.

Will I buy it again? 

Yes, occasionally, though it's not going to displace my favorite go-to TJ's cheeses.

1 comment:

  1. I love cheese, but hate buying a lot of different kinds because I end up hating a lot of it.