Murray Bridge Australian Sharp Cheddar
The cheese department at Star Market in Salinas, CA said it got a good deal on this cheese, allowing it to sell it for $6.99 per pound instead of the usual $10. The label says its aged a minimum of nine months.
A white cheddar, this slices evenly and has a smooth rather than crumbly texture. It melts nicely and has a distinctive tang in the finish. I'd peg it at medium+ sharp. There is a sweetness to the milk that perhaps tones down the inherent sharpness.