CABOT CREAMERY AND KEMPTON FARM
Cabot Creamery is a cooperative owned and operated by its members: dairy farmers and their families throughout New England and Upstate New York. Though Cabot operates four facilities, they make our Clothbound Cheddar nearby in the town of Cabot itself. Their cooperative spirit sparked a unique collaboration in this cheese; Clothbound made the Cellars possible and helps sustain the development of our collection.
Clothbound is made exclusively of milk from Kempton Farm in Peacham, Vermont. George Kempton, pictured left, leads three generations in an award-winning effort to produce high quality milk from his holstein cows and state-of-the-art milking parlor. This single milk source contributes to our Clothbound Cheddar's 'taste of place'.
Cabot Clothbound was awarded 'Best of Show' in 2006 by the American Cheese Society. This opportunity led to the construction of the Cellars, which took a fun side-project between neighboring cheesemakers to the next level - a cheese some recognize as a new American classic. Clothbound represents about half of the Cellars inventory and helps support our collection of ten other cheeses and their four respective cheesemaking families. Its savory/sweet profile is both approachable and complex.