ORIGIN: Cato Corner Farm, Colchester, Connecticut
FAMILY: Aged Firm
An American Original artisan cheese. Bloomsday has a cheddary tang that's complemented by a hint of sweetness. Aging intensifies its flavors and heightens the sweet/savory balance; it also encourages the development of crystalline crunch that so many people love as a textural highlight to aged cheeses. If you can't decide between a cheddar or an aged Gouda, here's your solution!
Beverage pairings: Porter/Stout, medium-bodied red wines, hard cider, coffee
Accompaniments: chocolate, honey, fruit-infused mustard, savory preserves