As a young cheese, the wheel is coated in lard and an additional layer of cloth is applied. This Cabot Clothbound cheddar has a natural rind, crumbly texture, and a nutty aroma. It is a perfect match for charcuterie, hoppy ales, and rich honeys.
In 2003, Cabot Creamery asked to age a special batch of cheddar, sparking a revolutionary collaboration. After more than a decade the cheese has developed into the cornerstone of our collection. After it comes to the Cellars, the young cheese is coated in lard and add an additional layer of cloth. The cheeses ripen in a specially calibrated vault in our Cellars, where they are constantly brushed, turned, and monitored for quality. PASTEURIZED COW MILK BANDAGED CHEDDAR AGED 9-14 MONTHS
Clothbound has a signature tang and caramel nuttiness with a rustic crystalline texture that becomes creamy on the palate. This savory-sweet balance of flavor makes a perfect match for charcuterie, apple jelly, or a rich chestnut honey. Pair with an off-dry sparkling apple cider, hoppy ale, or an oaked Cabernet Sauvignon. Clothbound is an award winning cheese, including American Cheese Society's 2006 Best in Show. 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.