Age: 12 months (highest scoring for taste, texture & appearance).
Taste: Similar to Old with a creamier texture and more rounded cheddar flavour.
Usage: White cheddar only. Cheese trays, shredded or cubed for Salads. White wines with a low sugar content. Pairs well with nuts, dried fruit, or olives.
BALDERSON ROYAL CANADIAN (2 YEAR)
Aged: 24 months.
Taste: Stronger than Extra Old but maintains an even balance between the cheddar flavour and sharpness. May have small salt crystals which are a natural and desirable part of the aging process. Most popular age range.
Usage: Best all purpose cheddar for most recipes. Ideal for baking, fondue, sauces or raclette grills. Pairs well with fresh fruit (pears, grapes, figs) and should be served on unsalted crackers or toasted baguette slices.
BALDERSON HERITAGE (3 YEAR)
Aged: 36 months.
Taste: Drier texture from additional aging with a fully matured cheddar flavour and pleasant sharpness. Will exhibit some small salt particles or crystals.
Usage: Recipes that require a stronger cheese flavour. Rich sauces, cheese trays and wine pairings. Ideal for Entertaining, cheese trays and cheese plates. Serve with full bodied red wines.
BALDERSON HERITAGE (5 YEAR)
Age: 60 months.
Taste: Fully matured sharpness and flavour with a dry but rich, crumbly texture. Will exhibit salt granules and crystals. Sharp aroma.
Usage: Entertaining, cheese plates, adult snacking. Ideal with full bodied red wines, port, sherry and dark beer. Best served at close to room temperature.
BALDERSON VINTNERS CHEDDAR FOR WHITE WINE
Age: 20 months.
Usage: Especially aged and graded to complement the subtler and sweeter flavours of most white wines. Creamier texture that breaks down quickly on the palatte. No lingering aftertaste.
BALDERSON VINTNERS CHEDDAR FOR RED WINE
Age: 40 months.
Usage: Especially aged and graded to complement the full bodied flavour and tannins of most red wines.
Balderson Aged Gouda (1 Year)
Aged: 12 months.
Taste: A natural cheese, made with 100% Canadian milk, Balderson Aged Gouda is matured for 12 months to produce mild, sweet caramel notes with a slight hint of hazelnut flavour. Balderson Aged Gouda is a hard gouda, great on its own or to enjoy with crackers, breads and fruit.
Balderson Smoked Gouda (1 Year)
Aged: 12 months.
Taste: Balderson Smoked Gouda is a natural cheese made with 100% Canadian milk. It is aged for 12 months and smoked using hickory wood to create a perfectly balanced Gouda with smoke flavour in the forefront followed by mild, sweet caramel notes and a hint of hazelnuts. Balderson Smoked Gouda is a hard gouda with a creamy texture, great on its own or an exciting addition to any charcuterie board.