Cheddar Vintage 1997 Quarter Pound 20 Years Old

Cheddar Vintage 1997 Quarter Pound 20 Years Old

1 Customer Rating
Item Number: #1114
Weight: 0.25lbs
$50.00
$42.00
Description

Do you seek the exceptional? This 20 Year Old Cheddar isn't just cheese - it's a work of art. This limited edition cheese is not to be missed. It's smooth, sharp, and bursting with flavor. Spread throughout is crystallization that can only be found in a fine aged cheese. Those little crunchy bits found on and around aged cheeses (specifically our vintage Cheddar collection) are known as calcium lactate chrystals. As the cheese is aged, the protein chain begins to unravel and the little deposits form. These cheese chrystals don't just add extra crunch, they indicate that the cheese will have an extremely bold and complex flavor. Without a doubt, this is a cheese to savor. Alto Logo One of the rarest cheeses in the world, this cheese is beyond sharp. Produced at the famed Alto Dairy Cooperative on May 2, 1997 in Vat 9 in Black Creek, Wisconsin. This Cooperative has over 500 member farmers. In 2007, this Black Creek plant was featured on the series Modern Marvels. Alto Dairy Cooperative was sold to Saputo Cheese in 2013 Quarter Pound Piece

Cheese Profile

Age

aged
  • young
  • medium
  • aged
  • old

Texture

aged
  • soft
  • medium
  • hard
  • brittle

Flavor

aged
  • mild
  • medium
  • strong
  • pungent

Pairing Recommendations

Wine:
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Chardonnay
  • Malbec
  • Merlot
  • Pinot Noir
  • Zinfandel
  • Riesling
Beer:
  • IPA
  • Belgian Ale
  • Cider
  • Porter
  • Stout

Other Cheese Pairings
Savory Crackers, Crusty Artisan Bread, Dried Fruit, Nuts, Pork, Chicken

Product Reviews (6)

Birthday cheese
By Brittany Walker

This was a gift for my brother-in-law. He was absolutely ecstatic! He opened it and we all were able to try a bit. Mmmmm, so good! Don't think about it any longer - spend the money, get the cheese! It was worth the wait.

20 year old chedder
By james greene

a very good cheese with a bite. love the flavor and sharpness. nice and bold also love the crunch that comes with the age. simply plane putting it,, LOVE IT. thanks

Should be better.
By Jack Keys

The quarter pound chunk I purchased with my order was from the top of the cheese block . It is about 1-inch thick by 4 inches tall and wide. The top of the cheese is un-eatable from the brine that forms on the outside of the cheese. This makes 3 out of my last 5 orders for the really aged cheese extremely disappointing. I love the really matured cheddar cheeses for almost 20 years now, but when I have to slice off 1/4 inch of this cheese and throw it away, that's wasteful and not good business. I hope this gets corrected soon!

the 12 year cheddar is better
By Carl McGowan sr.

Don't waste your money . The 12 year cheddar is better than the 19 year old . Very dissapointed . Have always enjoyed Wisconsin Cheese Marts products until now . The 16 year cheddar was FAR better also . Don't bother looking for that . I got the LAST 1/2 pound . YUMMMMMMMM

Excellent
By Peggy Gamache

Superb, outstanding, exceptional, marvelous, wonderful, magnificent .. can you tell my husband just loves this cheese And yes, the crystals are very prevalent and tasty!

Awesome flavor
By Sharon Ellis

Crystal are so tasty. My husband and I really enjoy the real sharp flavor. A little piece has so much flavor. Don't need a big slice to satisfy your taste buds.

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