A washed rind cheese with a complex, layered and robust flavor, Red Hawk combines a triple-crème’s voluptuous creaminess with dimensions of earthy flavors cheese sophisticates seek. If this begins to sound like cheese erotica, well, it might be. One expert has said that washed rind cheeses “teeter on the brink of respectability.” The heady, pungent aroma of a washed rind cheese delights many, but frightens others who lack the passion to sample its pleasures. The taste is very different from the aroma, but the two blend in a gustatory embrace—beefy and masculine, elegant and silky. If you like Epoisses and Muenster, you’ll like Red Hawk even more.