Cheesy Christmas 22: Cheddar au Whisky

Cheesy Christmas 22: Cheddar au Whisky

We’ve never been, nor do we intend to become whisky people, but today’s cheese, apparently, was made with it.

Then again, it’s an Irish cheese… could that have something to do with it???


I kind of appreciated the name of this one which is typically known, if you were to buy a full round, as a ‘Black Bomber’ because of the black plastified encasement (think of the red-encased Baby-Bel cheeses that you can even find in North America now).

Day #22: Cheddar au Whisky

  • Name: Cheddar au Whisky
  • Region: Ireland
  • Milk: pasteurized Cow’s milk
  • Our Score: 4.9/5
    OK… lots of good to say about todays cheese… perhaps not least of which is due to the fact that cheddar is one of the most popular cheeses in English-speaking eastern Canada (staying true to our British colony roots). Since it’s so common… our kids grew up on cheddar. In fact, we commonly joke that, compared to France, we too had lots of choice between cheeses in Canada… you could find old cheddar, medium cheddar, mild cheddar and even… wait for it… marbled cheddar!

    So… it’s a familiar taste. Whatsmore, however, I don’t recall cheddar from back home being as creamy as this cheddar was… I wonder if it had anything to do with the plastic encasement?

    True, we only gave it a 4.9… not sure exactly why that is but there was just a little something that held it back from the perfect score of 5/5.

    All in all a lovely, lovely cheese!

Cheese quote of the day

Today’s cheese quote is shorter and comes by way of the late Mitch Hedberg, an American comedian.

““Fettuccini alfredo is macaroni and cheese for adults.”

What do you think… spot on!? I think so. 🙂

Only two more cheeses until Santa comes….
See you tomorrow for cheese #23

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