Look: Depending on the versions, most likely ivory and soft brown tones and a speckled cloth rind and a rough textured rind under the cloth
Touch: The paste has natural cheddar-smoothness
Smell: Ocean spray, slight barn, grass, lactic, vegetal
Taste: Slightly buttery flavours are mingled with fruity essences and caramel undertones. A true clothbound cheddar can be sharp or mild but is always strong in natural cheese spirit
Food:Sliced red apples and pears are the perfect carrier for this simple but magnificent cheese but for the more adventurous a sweet balsamic glaze drizzled over a mouthful will bring out the caramel.
Beverage: Dark beers and your favorite ales including a cherry lager if the intent is to sip.