Trader Joe’s – English Coastal Cheddar – Food Review

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Trader Joe’s English Coastal Cheddar

March 18, 2016

This is a very fine cheddar cheese imported from England (Dorset coast).

The cheese has a pale off-white color, not the usual yellow color found in US produced cheddar.  This is not a “hard” cheese.  It’s relatively easy to cut and a little crumbly.  The cheese has a nice nutty flavor with a little bit of a tang.  It’s not a sharp taste as might be found in a New York sharp cheddar, but still a very flavorful cheese.   It reminds me a little of an aged Gouda, but not as hard.  Similar to an aged Gouda you can feel (and hear) a few little cheese crystals crunch between your molars as you chew. Because of the pale color it’s difficult to see them in the cheese.   I could easily get to like this.  And I do.

Calories 120 per ounce (28g)        Price $7.99 per pound

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5 Responses to “Trader Joe’s – English Coastal Cheddar – Food Review”

  1. Joe Says:

    I couldn’t tell you how much English Coastal Cheddar I’ve sold for TJ’s. Whenever I’m in the cheese aisle, I make it a point to tell people about this product. Without exaggeration, I consider it to be the best cheddar you can buy. Delicious and complex.

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  2. tom Says:

    certainly a white cheese, but not a cheddar. it has low mild flavor. certainly not the same flavor level as any cheddar made in the us. for $7.99/lb. even store bought cabot block has more cheddar flavor and sharpness than this weak poorly aged cheese.

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    • steveo Says:

      Thanks for your comments. Although it didn’t come across in the review very well, I agree, this is different than many sharp cheddars made in the US.


  3. Emilio Pasquale Says:

    Have you tried Unexpected Cheddar? My wife’s favorite.

    Liked by 1 person

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