Jesse Werner, founder and head cheesemaker of Vermont-based Plymouth Artisan Cheese, came across the Coolidge-era formula for this cheddar taped to the walls of the original dairy! (Which is why it’s called their “Original Cheddar”) It’s aged for one whole year, which gives it a sharp, rich flavor and a perfect balance of cream and tang. Plymouth uses this recipe as the base for all their other cheeses, but we don’t even care how cheesy it is to say a bite of this is like taking a walk back in time. Fun fact: This cheddar is the most antiquated of the English varieties and is said to be the closest to what the settlers of the 1600s consumed. Yep, it’s pretty vintagely grate!
TIP OF THE TONGUE
We hear this cheddar was Julia Child's favorite, so honor her by baking it into scalloped potatoes or a simple omelet. Another simple but revolutionary favorite? Pile slices on hearty crackers with a good dollop of apple butter.
Unpasteurized cow's milk, culture, rennet, salt.
- Contains dairy.