Originally Posted by Cary Grant
As for me this evening... brought home a little Vella Dry Jack and real (mixed milk) Cabrales for nibbling.
Follow up from last night.
The Cabrales was SHARP! about as sharp as I've ever experienced from DO Cabrales. Placed square on your tongue it was like Chinese mustard. Really blasts the sour receptors on the side of your tongue. Kept away from that part of the tongue, it's very tangy, grassy, very rich. Lovely blue.
The Vella was the younger dry jack (~8 mo's). It was a bit on the rubbery and bland side. Not as interesting as the 24 month which, while considered one of the American artisan originals, I've always found just OK and not a great alternative to the best parmesano.