Some things are so unexpected we’ve actually named them that way. One thing, actually. Trader Joe’s Unexpected Cheddar. Why Unexpected? Well, it looks like an aged Cheddar. At first bite, it tastes like an aged Cheddar. And then something unexpected happens. The smooth creaminess of the Cheddar gives way to a tangy flavor and slightly crumbly texture, a subtle hint of salt crystallization is discovered, and it begins to taste like an aged Parmesan. Surprising, astonishing, and unanticipated. Unexpected indeed! With Unexpected Cheddar, you get the best qualities of hard Italian cheeses and the best qualities of finely crafted American Cheddar.