Cabot Clothbound Cheddar
Jasper Hill's Cabot Clothbound Cheddar
in 2003, Cabot Creamery asked Jasper HIll to age a special batch of cheddar, sparking a revolutionary collaboration. After more than a decade the cheese has developed into the cornerstone of Jasper's 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 Jasper's renowned 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.
Clothbound 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. Try it with Vermont Quince's Chutney and Marmelada and Red Barn Bee's Honey.
Pair with an off-dry sparkling apple cider, hoppy ale, or an oaked Cabernet Sauvignon. Clothbound is an award winning cheese, including American Cheese Society's 2006 Best in Show.
About Jasper Hill
Jasper Hill is a working dairy farm with an on-site creamery in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont. An underground aging facility maximizes the potential of cheeses made by the creamery, as well as those made by other local producers. Leftover whey from the cheesemaking process is fed to heritage breed pigs, roaming the woodlands beyond the cows' pasture. One of our absolute favorite cheese makers in the world!