Excitedly complex with immediate impact, this exceptionally sharp, five-year aged raw milk cheddar cheese exudes that distinctive cheddar "bite". Unlike many aged cheddars though, here the sharpness is balanced by a sweet, creamy finish. Pour a Zinfandel, Pinot Noir, or pale ale and savor this selection as part of a perfect pairing.
Cheesemaking has long been a part of Vermont life. Dairy cows grazing the velvety pastures of the Green Mountain State are a familiar sight, and the milk they produce is one of the state's natural treasures, used to make some of the world's best cheddar cheese. Grafton, Vermont is a likely setting for a world-class cheddar. Cheesemaking traditions in this historic village date from the 19th century. The Grafton Cooperative Cheese Company was founded in 1892 by dairy farmers who gathered together in a cooperative to make their surplus milk into cheese. In the days before refrigeration, there were many such cooperatives in the rural agricultural communities and an abundance of fresh, creamy milk was turned into a food that could be stored for a longer period of time.
- Made from unpasteurized cow's milk.
- Photo depicts whole 10 lb. form of cheese.
- We cut and wrap this item by hand.
- Please contact us if you would like to purchase the whole form.