Cabot Clothbound Cheddar is the result of one of the most beautiful friendships in cheese history. One of the first family cooperatives in Vermont, Cabot Creamery is primarily known for making the block-style cheddar you see in grocery stores throughout the east coast. The cellars at Jasper Hill are a network of seven underground vaults designed specifically for aging high-quality artisanal cheeses. Together they have joined forces, a large producing cooperative and a small (well, seven caves isn’t that small) affinage company, to create the award winning Cabot Clothbound Cheddar.
Using pasteurized cow’s milk, the cheddar is first made by the Kempton family one vat at a time. The wheels are then taken to The Cellars at Jasper Hill where they are wrapped in muslin, brushed with lard, and aged for ten to fourteen months. The result is old-school style English cheddar with notes of caramel and heavy milky-ness. Enjoy with fresh sliced apples, seasonal berries or a dark chestnut honey.
Country/Region: Vermont, US
Milk Type: Pasteurized Cow's Milk
Age: 10-14 months