Sunday, January 13, 2013

Formaggio Friday 2: Stokes Point Smoked Cheddar

This was another find from The Cheese Shop. I went in to get a selection of cheeses for my Culinary Adventurers class and was introduced to this cheese by a very helpful employee. Thank you!

Stokes Point is the most southern tip of King Island, in Australia, and the closest point to northwestern Tasmania. King Island Dairy Stokes Point Smoked Cheddar is naturally smoked with Tasmanian hardwood. Matured for nine months, the golden rind created during smoking acts as a natural preservative.

This cheese is amazingly unique. I have, literally, never tasted anything like it. Salty. Smoky. It reminds me of smoked salmon. My students' reactions varied. One said, "delicious, awesome, strong"; another said, "weird and fishy."

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