Our Cheeses

wholesaleThe Grafton Village line includes distinctive cheddar cheeses that have been aged for up to five years, plus a selection of flavored cheddars. Our Cave Aged line is made of cow, sheep and mixed milk original cheeses that are cave-aged at our Grafton facility and vary with each season.

All of our cheeses are free of artificial hormones and antibiotics. The rennet used is microbial, making our cheeses vegetarian approved.

Grafton Cheddar

Our Grafton Village line of aged cheddar is handmade using traditional methods, using primarily Jersey cow’s milk, known for its high protein and butterfat content. Our flavored cheddars are done so with natural ingredients. Our traditional cheddars are aged from one to five years, sometimes longer. The more the cheese ages, a stronger “bite” is developed.

Cave Aged Cheddar

Taking us beyond our roots in cheddar, these small batch cheeses are carefully matured in our aging caves in Grafton. Our Cave Aged line includes cow’s milk, sheep’s milk and mixed milk cheeses that evolve with the seasons.
 
 
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Maple Smoked Cheddar

Your search for a smoked cheddar where the cheddar is as important as the smoke is over. We make our cheddar by hand, the old-fashioned way, and cold-smoke it over maple chips for up to four hours. An iconic Vermont product, this cheese is made from fresh milk collected from small, local farms.

Our maple-smoked cheddar has an inviting appearance: smooth, the color of light brown sugar, with the aroma of a smoldering campfire. Its flavor is certainly influenced by the maple smoke, but in a pleasing, not overpowering way. Expect sweet, buttery, savory flavors with a bright, lingering finish and subtle grassy notes. Not too sharp, it’s a versatile cheese that fits in well on a Ploughman’s Lunch, melted on a sandwich, cooked into a quiche, or chop into cubes for a secret ingredient in your next Waldorf salad.

PAIRING

Wine: Pinot Noir, Merlot
Beer: Vermont brown ale, porter or other robust beers

TASTING NOTES

aroma: smoldering campfire, milk
texture: smooth and compact, slight crumble
color: pale brown sugar
flavors: smoky but not overpowering, grassy, sweet, buttery, fairly mild, campfire, bright lingering finish.

USES

Table, melts very nicely, sandwiches, baking, cooking, serve with roasted meats, roasted root vegetables, deviled eggs, pickled onions

Maple Smoked Cheddar Ingredients

Unpasteurized cow milk, salt, cultures, enzymes.