This particular cheese caught my eye on my favorite internet cheese site (doesn't everyone have a favorite cheese website?). It is Cahill's Elderberry Wine Cheese. They have a couple like this. I have previously tried their stout cheese and whiskey cheese. Cahill's modus operandi is to wash some cheddar curds in some form of alcoholic beverage. Cheese and booze is truly a match made in heaven and I liked both the whiskey and stout versions. The cheese itself is a fairly uninteresting young cheddar, but the novel taste of the alcoholic ingredient plays well in both. The elderberry wine version, however, kind of tastes like ass. Now, I have never had elderberry wine before, but if I ever get a hold of some let us say I won't be throwing any cheese curd in it. This stuff was a little funky, I think berry wine might be a little too acid to go with the cheese harmoniously.
Visually the cheese is striking. The pattern of cheese curd with the pink wine is kind of beautiful, reminds me of a colorful piece of granite or something. This proves we eat with our eyes first, I laid out 9 bucks for this hunk based on the fact that I thought it was pretty.