Fiscalini Bandaged Cheddar
Made from unpasteurized cow's milk
Country of origin: United States
Region: Modesto, California
Fat content: 17%
Flavour: earthy, nutty, smokey
Aroma: buttery, rich, smokey
Producers: Fiscalini Cheese Company
Fiscalini Bandaged Cheddar is traditionally produced by Fiscalini Cheese Company in Modesto, California. This award winning, bandage-wrapped cow's milk cheddars is soft, buttery with sweet pleasant aroma. It is aged for 18 month to 30 months, during aging, it is hand-turned every day for first 2 months. The paste is firm, crumbly and straw coloured with earthy, nutty, smokey taste. It tastes super when consumed with apples, pears or apple pie crust. An American Craft Ale, or wines such as Pinot Noir, Gamay, Zinfandel, Chardonnay, and Grenache goes well with this cheese.
The cheese has won many awards including, Wyke Farms trophy for best extra mature traditional cheddar in 2007, gold at the World Cheese Awards in 2006, 2007 and 2008.