This is another gift-oriented link for the holidays. Washington State University in Pullman, Washington has its own creamery! And they make some of the best cheese I’ve ever tasted. Cougar Cheese (because they’re the WSU Cougars, of course) is a terrific gift for the cheese lover on your list, and they’ll ship directly to the recipient. Cougar Gold is my favorite, an intensely sharp Cheddar aged for at least a year. Right now they have some that’s been aged for three years. There are other flavors, too.
Be sure to read about the cheeses before purchasing. The Cheddar develops crystals during the aging process, so don’t be surprised by that. And if you’re buying for someone who doesn’t enjoy deep, strong flavors, pass on the Cougar Gold.