This cheese was first introduced by Mariano Gonzales in which soon became popular in the USA. It is a vegetarian cheese with no rennet. It is made from unpasteurised cow's milk and is creamy and firm in texture. It has a rich, milky flavour with a subtle fruity hint, when young. The flavour and texture changes depending upon it's aging procees. They can be aged for 6-9 months, 1 year or two years. A smoked version of this cheddar is also available. This cheese is best paired with a Grenache wine.
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