Tag—Creamy, Welsh cheddar cheese with shallots and chives. From Monmouthshire in eastern Wales.Ivory colored, bright green wax, small green flecks throughout
Creamy texture, but surprisingly sharp. I guess from the combination of a cheddar-style cheese and shallots, I was expecting something savory and a bit sweet. However, the chives bring a sharp, herbal edge here which, to me, just slightly overpowers the rich creaminess of the cheese. Don’t really get much of the shallots, and the actual chive flavor is fairly mild.
Around $18.99 a lb. at World Harvest. Was looking to try an herbed cheese, and decided to try this over the more familiar (and one of our favorites) Cotswold. It’s (for me) a bit much on its own, but with a nice porter and some (just slightly sweet) rustic beer bread, it’s still pretty nice.Likely wouldn’t buy again.