Original CheddarMADE BY PLYMOUTH ARTISAN CHEESE IN PLYMOUTH, VERMONT
Hear ye, hear ye! May we presenteth ye Original Plymouth Cheddar.
We love it because it’s precisely what ye want from a simple, sharp cheddar. Not too strong, but super flavorful – the ideal representative of classic American cheesemaking.
Although this red wax-covered leader wasn’t actually brought over on the Mayflower, it's an American heritage "granular curd" cheese made with the same recipe that the first European settlers brought to the New World.
Granular curd cheeses apparently require a lot of time and manual labor (the curds and whey must be repeatedly stirred and drained), which is why they're so uncommon today. Plus, for Original Cheddar to develop its distinctive, sharp flavor, it must age for at least 10 months.
Ye don't say!
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 Caramel Preserves by Rare Bird Preserves.
TRY IT ON A DOG: THE CHILI GRANOLA DOG
Adventurous Mouths, we’re throwing you a bone! Pile on Bad Seed’s Chili Granola, a fiery concoction that we can’t get enough of here at Mouth. Add tasty Plymouth Cheddar and garnish with chopped onions. Who let the dogs out?
Dig this dog? Try one of our other indie topping combos.
Raw cow’s milk; animal rennet; aged about 1 year; comes in an 8 oz wedge. *Treat your cheese right! Store it in the fridge tightly wrapped in wax or parchment paper. Take it out and let it warm up to room temperature before serving (about 30 to 60 minutes before). Happy tasting!
- contains dairy.