For anyone that might be interested what the man said to me when he gave me a call back late this afternoon from Nasonville, this is what he said. I first told him I really liked the 42.90 lb. block of cheddar cheese I purchased for the first time and did like how it melted and had the buttery taste, but said I would have liked a little more tang when the cheddar was baked on a pizza. He told me if I wanted a little more tang then what I wanted was the same cheddar with Asiago added. He said that is their most popular cheddar for pizzas and many pizza businesses in NY and NJ do use that cheese on their pizzas. He said the added Asiago gives the cheddar the nice tang. I also asked him what date my cheddar block was made and told him there were 3 dates on the box I purchased. He said the white tag was when the cheddar was made, which was with the plant number on and was dated 3/08/2012. I asked him if my cheddar was aged long enough and he said actually it was a little older than he would have liked. I told him it was purchased at Bova Foods, Inc. and he said he would talk to Sal about my cheddar being older than he would have liked. I also asked him if Bova Foods, Inc. does sell the kind of cheddar with the Asiago added and he said no, but would have a sample shipped there for me. I told him I live quite a distance from Bova and my usual distributor Hometown Provisions, Inc. doesnít sell the Nasonville brand of cheddar. He then said he would arrange with the girls to have some samples sent to my home. I said I would talk to my distributor about carrying the Nasonville brand of cheddar with the added Asiago. I then asked him if there is any cheese that they sell online that would be close to the kind of cheddar with Asiago, because some of my customers buy dough balls and want a good cheese to make pizzas at home. He said the Pizza Cheese is the same. http://www.nasonvilledairy.com/shop/index.php?route=product/product&path=50&product_id=63
Whether that is so or not, I guess we will soon find out, because my friend in Trenton also ordered some. After I get my sample I also will purchase some to compare it. My friend did call Nasonville and talked to Brenda and she said the Pizza Cheese is the same product as is sold in 42.90 blocks. The man told me that when he is at the Pizza Convention each year in Las Vegas, the cheddar with the Asiago added is the most popular cheese they sell to pizzerias. He also said most Asiago cheeses arenít as creamy and smooth as Nasonvilleís Asiago cheese. I know I did purchase a 5 lb. block of Asiago cheese one time from my distributor and blended it with the mozzarellas and did really like it, but the Asiago cheese was more expensive than the mozzarellas, so I didnít purchase any after the one time. I can imagine that the Asiago does give the Nasionville cheddar a nice tang when it is baked on a pizza.