Cellars At Jasper Hill Cabot Clothbound Cheddar
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- Microbial Rennet
- Age: 8-16 Months
- Cow Milk
- by Cabot Creamery
- United States
Jasper Hill Farm Cabot Clothbound Cheddar is crumbly and slightly crunchy, tangy and savory-sweet. This American take on English clothbound cheddar was borne from a landmark partnership between Vermont’s Jasper Hill Creamery and Cabot Dairy Cooperative. After the cheddar ages in the Cellars at Jasper Hill, Murray’s hand-selects wheels that balance butterscotch and toasted almond flavors. Let this award-winning cheddar shine with a simple pairing of apple butter and Onesto Sea Salt Crackers.
- In 2003, the Vermont-based Jasper Hill Creamery partnered with the Cabot Dairy Cooperative for a groundbreaking cheese collaboration.
- The result of this arrangement was Jasper Hill Farm Cabot Clothbound Cheddar.
- Cabot Clothbound is a cornerstone cheese in both Jasper Hill’s collection, as well as the economic and gastronomic history of Vermont’s artisan cheese industry.
- Cabot Clothbound is made in the traditional English style, meaning it’s wrapped in linen and coated in lard before it ages, though it has a sweeter American cheddar flavor profile.
- It’s made by the Cabot Cooperative before it’s sent to the Cellars at Jasper Hill to age.
- Murray’s carefully chooses each batch of Cabot Clothbound Cheddar, looking for wheels that expertly balance toasted almond flavors with candied sweetness.
- Cabot Clothbound is an award-winning cheddar, earning recent honors from the 2019 American Cheese Society (ACS) awards, as well as the title of Best of Show.
- Cabot Creamery was founded in 1919 when 94 farming families formed a cooperative. It now encompasses 800 co-op farms across New England and New York.
- Across these farms, Cabot Creamery uses milk from a variety of cows but most prominently from Holsteins and Jerseys.
- In 2012, Cabot became the first dairy co-op to receive B-Corp certification.
- Cabot Creamery has launched a variety of sustainability initiatives related to water, energy, and waste.
- Their highly decorated cheeses have won awards from the World Championship Cheese Contest, the National Milk Producers Federation, and the International Cheese & Dairy Awards.
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