Disclaimer: As part of the Foodbuzz Tastemaker Program, I received a gift card to buy some Sargento cheese. The opinions below are my own.
I like cheese- I like cheese a lot. We buy cheese and since our kitchen is under construction and currently looks like this, the gift card we received was a lifesaver and made up our dinner.
Despite being a (sometimes) food blogger, I am not a huge cheese fan. I like goat cheese and the stinky kinds, but any sight of mold and I'm out. I'm talking about you- blue cheese. Bleh! When I went to select some sargento cheese for my tasting, I chose pepperjack and cheddar. They sounded like easy choices and cheese that I normally buy. For the competitor, I chose a store brand swiss cheese because it's really hard to mess up swiss cheese.
I also bought some grapes, pears, cucumbers, stuffed olives, cherry peppers, and added the mixed nuts I had in my pantry.
Here is the Sargento platter:
Here is the competitor:
The verdict: I really liked the pepperjack. It had a nice zing to it and had a good texture. I noticed that the sargento cheese was not shiny like the other and just seemed a little more natural. The cheddar was just a regular cheddar- nothing to write home about.
I did have two other assistants- the hubby and the puppy. They were torn on which they liked better but the husband noted that he couldn't tell a huge difference in quality and liked the swiss cheese more.
And puppy? The cheddar won him over.