Sunday, December 11, 2011

Beecher's Handmade Cheese Anniversary Collection Review



The holidays mean lots of parties.  Whether to celebrate the occasion at the office party or just with family and friends, what could be the most ideal gift to bring along than some quality, all-natural artisan cheeses and crackers? Some of the best cheese I ever ate arrived at my home from Beecher's Handmade Cheese when they sent me their Anniversary Collection of four of their award-winning cheeses and specialty crackers to review.

The Anniversary Collection is a limited edition of their superb products to commemorate the company's eight year opening of their first store in Seattle's historic Pike Place Market.  Since then Beecher's Handmade Cheese has really taken and been recognized for their cheese excellence by critics and fans alike in their other shop in the Flatiron District of New York as well.

In this collection, I got packages of their one-year aged Flagship Cheese, one of their Four-Year Flagship Cheese, a Flagship Reserve Cheese, and a No Woman Cheese besides a package of their Beecher's Original Crackers.

Being a true cheese lover, I savored every bite I sampled of their pure, full-flavored cheeses that are painstakingly handcrafted in the traditional ways.  The Flagship is their signature award-winning Cheddar cheese that is great with a strong and nutty flavor. 

The Four-Year Flagship is hard to stop eating because it's a richer, mature Cheddar with more of a nuttier flavor just with a bit more of a nip.

The Flagship Reserve also had a fantastic and delightful creamier flavor due to the way it was traditionally clothbound and aged in open-air. 

Their No Woman had the most unusual unique flavor that I ever tasted due to the Jamaican Jerk species, which complimented this wonderful nutty cheese to give it a smoky taste with a hint of brown sugar and cloves.

Nothing was more fitting than serving these cheeses on the buttery rich Beecher's Original Crackers. The two tastes practically melted in your mouth and really went well together to provide the perfect cheese experience.

Trust me, if you have cheese lovers on your holiday shopping list, then you need to order from Beecher's Handmade Cheese for them to really experience a culinary delight!

*Disclaimer:  This is my own honest opinion.  No money was exchanged.  All I received was a free product to facilitate this review.*


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