Spicy cheeses, what to buy and best ways to enjoy
What's your favorite spicy cheese and how do you use it?
I'm a fan of horseradish in hard cheeses, love it in scrambled eggs.
Pls, educate me!
I can't say that I'm fond of the Yancy's Fancy line of cheeses, although they're easy to find and reasonably priced. I just don't think the quality of the underlying cheddar is all that good.
Much better (although a little more expensive) in my opinion is the flavored cheddar line from Abergavenny in Wales, which includes Harlech (horseradish and parsley), Tintern (chives and shallots) and Red Dragon (mustard seeds and ale). Beemster, known for its gouda, also makes a version with mustard seeds. And if you like Tintern, you'll also probably enjoy Cotswold from England, a cheddar with onions. All of these cheeses are great sliced on a burger.
Cabot makes a nice creamy horseradish cheddar, great on roast beef sandwiches, but my markets in Florida don't stock it. Bummer. Some habanero cheddars are good for turbocharging nachos, or for quesadillas topped with a mild tomato salsa.