Grafton Village Clothbound Cheddar Spiced Fricos

This nuanced clothbound cheddar from Vermont lends itself perfectly to lacey baked cheese crisps.

Makes 12

4 ounces Grafton Village Clothbound Cheddar, grated
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon ground clove
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Cooking Process:

Preheat oven to 425ºF. Spray a baking sheet with cooking oil and top with parchment.

Using a micrograter or the finest side on your box grater, grate the Grafton Village Clothbound Cheddar into a bowl.

In a separate small bowl, combine spices.

Using your fingers or a spoon, scoop the grated cheese into 1-inch mounds on baking sheet, leaving approximately 1-inch between each. Top the mounds with a sprinkle of spice mixture.

Place baking sheet on top oven rack. Bake for 5 to 9 minutes, watching carefully until the melted cheese has stopped bubbling and the edges are slightly tanned. To avoid bitterness, be careful not to let edges get too brown.

Remove baking sheet from oven and allow to sit for 2 minutes. With a soft spatula, transfer each frico to a cooling rack (cover the cooling rack with a paper towel first, to absorb any oil from the fricos). Serve with your favorite jams (we recommend apple or dark berry), or top with a crisp apple slice.

Put your own spin on this recipe by swapping in your favorite spice. Let us know your variation in the comments!