Recently my Aunt returned from a trip to Hawaii and as a little gift she bought me back two packets of moon cheese in the cheddar and gouda flavour. Moon cheese is a 100-percent cheese which is dried and doesn’t need to be stored in a fridge. On the packet it states that this is high in protein, all-natural, gluten-free and an excellent source of calcium due to it being all cheese. This rather unique snack is pretty out of this world and makes for a slightly odd tasting experience. It starts as a crunchy & cheese crisp texture then once warm in the mouth tastes like a piece of cheese. At first I was unsure but now I’m warming to the idea because you can have a cheesy snack product that tastes like cheese anywhere on the planet.
The Cheddar flavour looks more like a red Leicester due to the fact they add annatto but I suppose this helps distinguish between their products. You can’t really compare this to a piece of cheese but the flavour profiles I get is slightly sweet, buttery pungent cheese not salty and intensely cheesy.
The Gouda is paper and white in hue with the taste being milder & subtle; think more Edam than Old Amsterdam. The flavours aren’t so pronounced in this one with it being milky, smooth, rich and lacking a punch. I do prefer the Cheddar.
So what do I think? I think that this is one of the best cheese snacks that I have been bought because they are cheesy and are natural. Having looked at their website I love the name and it is very clever that the cheese looks like rocks from the moon. I have tasted some questionable cheese snacks in the past and although this snack may not be to everyone’s liking I think they are fun and play perfectly well to creating a surprise for everyone who tastes them.
Unfortunately they aren’t available in the UK and only ship from mooncheese.com but if you see them don’t be afraid to try them.
“One small step for man, one giant bite for cheese kind”