OUR NATURALLY AGED CHEDDARS
At Black River Cheese Company Ltd, we take great pride is using no artificial preservatives. Our aging process dates back to how cheese was aged more than a century ago with no artificial preservatives. As the cheese undergoes the aging process, it becomes sharper and sharper. The texture of the aged cheddars tends to become somewhat crumbly in nature, which is perfectly normal.
All our aged cheddars are still made the same way with salt as our only natural preservative. Naturally aged in a thermostatically controlled environment and monitored for quality, our aged cheddars are recognized for their very distinctive and smooth taste with just the right amount of "tang" per year. This is exactly what you can expect from our fine artisan aged cheddar, along with slight lactose crystallization in the 5 and 6 year cheddars.
1 YEAR AGED CHEDDAR
Like a fine wine, BLACK RIVER CHEESE COMPANY'S Naturally Aged 1 Year Cheddar is a delightful first step towards their highly recognized aged cheddars for which they have garnered a strong following amongst cheese connoisseurs.
With just enough "zest" to tantalize your taste buds, this hard cheese has a subtle earthy flavour with a slightly nutty aftertaste. More full-flavoured than its "younger" siblings, it has a bit more texture and is not as smooth.
It's a great cheddar choice if you like to cook or bake with cheese. In fact, our 1 Year Aged Cheddar makes for wonderful cheese breads or cheese rolls as it flavour seems to become enhanced whenever baked or used in cheese sauces for any main course meal or vegetable. No matter what, it still is a perfect stand alone cheese when it comes to entertaining as it pairs well with: Cabernet, Chardonnay, Merlot, Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc, and Zinfandels.
2 YEAR AGED CHEDDAR
Practicing a century old cheese making craft, BLACK RIVER CHEESE'S Naturally Aged 2 Year Cheddaris quite simply "aged to perfection" and is usually the first choice when when it comes to an aged cheddar as it suits most palates.
The taste and quality of this aged cheddar is subtle a step up from the milder, fresh cheeses. It offers a light tanginess compared to the longer aged cheddars; however it suits those who like a touch more zest to their cheddar without any sour aftertaste.
As with all premium aged cheddars, our 2 Year Aged Cheddar texture is slightly crumbly but is somewhat smoother and easy to cut than other aged cheddars. Its mild sharpness makes it a perfect ingredient for any cheese dish such as traditional macaroni and cheese and other pasta meals or melted in a cheeseburger or over grated over hot peach pie.
3 YEAR AGED CHEDDAR
There are advantages to growing older at least for BLACK RIVER CHEESE COMPANY LTD.'s Naturally Aged 3 Year Cheddar. With a somewhat stronger taste than our 1 and 2 year aged, this is one aged cheddar that will win over cheese eaters, who have become increasingly adventurous about the variety of products they are prepared to try.
It has as a delightful, flinty texture with a sweet yet piquant flavour that gives it a slightly "edgy" tingle to one's salivary glands.
When it comes to entertaining, this delicious cheddar like its "younger" aged siblings pairs well with a variety of wines including Cabernet, Chardonnay, Merlot, Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc, Syrah and Zinfandels as well as fresh fruit. There is a variety of great recipes which can be enhanced whenever you add our 3 Year Aged Cheddar. Put a new twist on a pear pie by topping a pear-filled pie with a crumble mixture of brown sugar and our 3 year aged cheddar.Talk about a sweet-savoury connection!
4 YEAR AGED CHEDDAR
BLACK RIVER CHEESE COMPANY LTD.'s Naturally Aged 4 Year Cheddar is an all time favourite for those who enjoy a great cheddar with a robust flavour.
This medium-strong cheddar has a buttery, earthy taste with a drier, more crumbly texture than you will find in our younger naturally aged cheddar.
This unique, well-defined cheese is a natural compliment to any meal, whether grated and tossed into a savoury breakfast burrito, or used to make delicious cheese shortbread with a touch of hot spice which brings out the fully aged flavour of this 4 year cheddar. It is a classic favourite to serve at your next wine and cheese party.
Whenever one gets a craving for something savoury that packs a lot of protein, our Naturally Aged 4 Year Cheddar will satistfy the need to perfection.
5 YEAR AGED CHEDDAR
BLACK RIVER CHEESE COMPANY LTD.'s Naturally Aged 5 Year Cheddar is a superb example of "aging to perfection".
Naturally aged for 5 years, this tart tasting cheese is just perfect for adding a little extra "zing" which will tantalize and delight your taste buds. Its dry, somewhat crumbly texture makes it a great cheese to have on hand to enhance a variety of snacks, sandwiches and meals.
Whether you slice, crumble, grate or cube it, it is the perfect ingredient to turn any ordinary meal into something phenomenal.
Go ahead. Be daring! Toss out the Swiss and add the cheese that has a load of flavour - our 5 YEAR AGED CHEDDAR to your next ham and cheese sandwich. Watch the smiles as your family bites into their now "gourmet" ham sandwich. Better yet! Make breakfast a "Taste!"experience with a great ham and cheese omelet!
Remember that our 5 Year Aged Cheddar is also the perfect accompaniment to a great glass of wine!
6 YEAR AGED CHEDDAR
For those who love a truly zesty flavour and enjoys their cheese sharp and strong tasting, BLACK RIVER CHEESE COMPANY LTD.'s Naturally Aged 6 Year Cheddar is considered by many as one of the most superior tasting cheddars on the market.
With its dry, rough, crumbly texture, it is one "smooth tasting" cheddar for its age. It is so flavourful that it deserves to stand alone on any cheese tray, especially when accompanied with a great glass of wine, some fresh fruit and crunchy veggies; however, if you are looking to create a "statement" for a main entrée, then this tangy cheese will have everyone complimenting you on your culinary wizardry. Go ahead and dare to be different. Use it to make a delicious, tangy tasting Quiche Lorraine that will have everyone asking for more or a flavourful cheese fondue.
With its creamy, nut-like, tang, slight lactose crystallization that comes naturally with fine, mature aged cheddars - our 6 Year Cheddar is truly aged to perfection and is definitely on the "must have" list for true cheese aficionados
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