COUGAR GOLD RESERVE CHEDDAR is another very special cheese. It is the creation of the Dairy Department of Washington State, dating from World War II. It is unique in the cheese world since it is aged in a tin. There are two versions: the normal which is over a year old (and will take further aging) and the 3 year old, available in very limited quantity. In my opinion, this is the best cow’s milk cheese for wine. It is sharp without being acid and creamy without being sweet. If you have cheese loving friends, here are two different cheeses that will bring great smiles of joy. Vintage Port and either or both of these cheeses would be a wonderful entertainment during the winter months. Bring cheese to room temperature before cutting and serving.