This year we celebrate Thanksgiving with a hand-selected round up of Vermont cheeses, showcasing our region’s tradition of beautiful cheesemaking in all milk types and textures.
After months of careful selection and sampling, our staffers have gathered together their top picks for this year’s holiday season!
The primary goal of our trip to Jasper Hill was to taste Cabot Clothbound Cheddar and select the wheels we thought would best suit our customers. This led us to taste over ten batches ranging from seven to eleven months old.
Some weeks ago, I made an immensely informative and inspiring trip to Jasper Hill Farm and The Cellars at Jasper Hill in Greensboro, Vermont. The Jasper Hill enterprise was started by two brothers, Andy and Mateo Kehler. The determination that they have towards revolutionizing and solidifying the cheese-making industry in their state and in this country is unmatched in its political, scientific, and pastoral fervor.
History was my major in college and, when I read about cheeses, it is the history behind them that particularly fascinates me.
Do you eat the rind? This is one of the most common questions that I get when I work on the cheese counter. My answer: yes, usually I do. Pretty much all cheese rinds are easily digestible. The primary exceptions are cloth-bound rinds and wax rinds. After that, it’s pretty much personal preference.