Made by Cabot Cooperative Creamery with milk exclusively from the Kempton family farm in Peacham, VT. When it arrives at the Cellars, each wheel is coated with lard and wrapped in an additional layer of muslin, to encourage growth of its natural rind while protecting the cheese within. Clothbound is matured in the open air of our vaults until 10-13 months of age.
Clothbound is an approachable but complex natural-rind, bandaged cheddar with a crumbly texture and nutty aroma. The flavor is deeply savory and slightly tangy, with caramel sweetness to the finish.
Available in half-pound or 1-pound wedges, or by the 1/8-wheel (approximately 4 pounds) or 1/4-wheel (approximately 8 pounds).