Have you ever forgot about a cheese? I have and this is its tale, the tale of the “Taleggio That Time Forgot”. I was cleaning out my cheese fridge to make room for some more cheese and I stumbled upon this (Warning the following pictures are of a graphic cheese nature and may not be suitable for cheese lovers)
…NASTY! The texture had an almost creamy sand like quality to it. I appreciate “falvour crystals” in aged Gouda or Cheddar, but in a 3 month old Taleggio it was off-putting. The flavour was that of a mouldy piece of bread and an aftertaste similar to what I imagine gym socks would taste like. I don’t make blues, I don’t like blues, Salt Springs Island Cheese Compay’s Blue Juliette is the exception. This was so bad that I binned the square, in all honestly I would not give that cheese to anyone and I am glad I am the only who had to suffer in with this cheese.
Lessoned learned. don’t forget about your cheese!