Jasper Hill's New Cheese
Hello! I'm Emily, a seventh grader from Los Angeles. I admit, I am probably the least experienced of the group, but a chance to try new and exciting cheeses just can't be ignored, no matter what your age or experience level. I am a teeny bit kooky, a twin, a bleu cheese lover, a bad cook, a fairly good writer, and now an official teenager.
A couple nights ago, I found a beautiful box filled with three lovely slices of cheese! Chris already described how they looked, so I wont dwell on that. They smelled a bit... strange, but I could not pull away! The first time I smelt the cheeses, they were definitely reminiscent of dirt and urine. Not a great start. But as I smelled for longer periods of time, each one slowly transformed. The first one had a surprisingly earthy smell with the teeniest hint of sweet behind it. To me, it smelled fairly average. The second cheese had the same smells, but stronger. The third one (my favorite aroma) had a much earthier, garden-y (for lack of a better word) scent that screamed for me to eat it! Not sure if anyone else heard it screaming, but after a full day of tiring school, I wouldn't be surprised if it stood up and walked off my plate.
After smelling it and staring at it for what seemed like forever, I finally got to take a bite. They were all pretty boring texturally. They tasted like any other safe cheese. It was a teeny disappointment, but this is only round 1.
Maybe it's because of my underdeveloped taste buds from being a 13 year old, but they all tasted incredibly bland, like the type that adults always give kids who want to feel grown up or the type of cheese people bring out for a party when they don't want to take any risks.
I tried them with figs (not good) and chocolate (very good.) I think something saltier would have also tasted quite good.
Probably popular with a wide audience, I was personally not fond of the cheese samples. Still, number three has potential. I would love to find a variant on it in my lunchbox after an strenuous forty minutes of nonstop high-jumping.
That's all for now!