This intriguing clothbound Cheddar is a signature cheese by Vermont-based cheese producers, Grafton Village Cheese. They produce it using traditional methods deriving from Britain that involve wrapping the cheese in cloth and aging it for 6-8 months in a cave. This results in this exquisite Cheddar having a deeper variety of flavors at a younger age compared to other plastic-bound Cheddars. This firm and creamy cheese boasts grassy, nutty notes that dominate, with hints of lemon and a meaty finish.
Our hearty Cheddar is free from artificial hormones or antibiotics, and Grafton Village Cheese uses microbial rennet, making it vegetarian as well. Its natural gray rind features aromas of cave, mushrooms and fresh butter.
Like most Cheddars, this flavorful cheese is exceptionally versatile and great for cooking with. You can use it to add depth to a melted blend of cheeses, or simply serve as a table cheese with dried fruit, nutty bread, dark berries and grainy mustards. Why not prepare a Ploughman’s lunch and serve this sharp Cheddar with a tangy chutney, cured meats and some pickles? Whichever way you decide to serve it, it pairs wonderfully with a Pinot Noir, Chablis, off-dry Riesling or Red Ale.
This delicious clothbound Cheddar is one of the many distinctive Cheddars created by Grafton Village Cheese, which was founded in 1892. Quality and taste are the hallmarks of the company’s award-winning cheeses. Traditions have stayed the same over the years and all of the cheeses are made using premium raw milk from small, local family farms.