This tangy, bold cheddar has a depth of flavor that comes from decades of experience refining quality aged cheddar. Batches of Grafton Reserve Cheddar are chosen during their formative years for long aging. The flavors are brothy and bright, with fruit and citrus notes. A creamy mouthfeel disproves the often-crumbly appearance, with a long, complex finish pleasing to the palate.
This is a cheese to relish. Serve with fruit-forward red wines or dark, nutty ales. We love to pair Grafton Reserve Cheddar with pumpernickel bread, mustard and pickled onions. Try with dates or peach jam. While it can be melted, the texture will be more balanced if blended with younger cheeses. In cooking, blend with younger cheeses for a balance of texture and flavor.
Available in 10# prints, 5# loaves, and 8oz bars.
Bold, full-bodied reds such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Barolo. IPA, Oatmeal Stout.
Aroma: Buttery, lactic
Flavor: Complex, brothy, fruity, citrus
Texture: Firm, creamy mouthfeel, prone to crumble
Unpasteurized cow milk, salt, cultures, enzymes