The striking color and crunchy crystals in this extra-aged wheel of Queso del Invierno show you what a brilliant example of affinage it is! The paste is bright yet earthy and unmistakably aged, with tart notes at the front that give way to licorice and a rich, lengthy finish. Note the increasingly earthy flavors as you approach the rind, where the wheel takes on the most characteristics from its aging environment. Best when savored and thoughtfully considered, extra-aged Invierno goes perfectly with fernet, Madeira, or other fortified wines. Very few producers in the United States are making anything like this, so it's a cheese experience you just have to have!