Cabot Clothbound Cheddar
$29.95 / lb. - weighed when cut
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In 2003, Cabot Creamery asked the Cellars at Jasper Hill Farms to age a special batch of cheddar, sparking a revolutionary collaboration. After more than a decade the cheese has developed into the cornerstone of their collection. After it comes to the Cellars, they coat the young cheese in lard and add an additional layer of cloth. The cheeses ripen in a specially calibrated vault in the Cellars, where they are constantly brushed, turned, and monitored for quality.
Clothbound is an approachable but complex natural-rind, bandaged cheddar with a crumbly texture and nutty aroma. The flavor is deeply savory and slightly tangy with caramel sweetness to the finish.
It has a signature tang and caramel nuttiness with a rustic crystalline texture that becomes creamy on the palate. This savory-sweet balance of flavor makes a perfect match for charcuterie, apple jelly, or a rich chestnut honey. Pair with a cider, hoppy ale or an oaked Cabernet Sauvignon. Clothbound is an award winning cheese, including American Cheese Society's 2006 Best in Show.