Grafton 2 Year Aged Cheddar, 8 oz.

$8.00

This signature Grafton Aged Cheddar is aged for about 2 years and the proud recipient of 13 different cheese awards. It is a raw cow’s milk cheese that has depth and a complexity of flavor that is appreciated by many cheese lovers. Aging gives the cheese a longer time to release its moisture, concentrating and developing its flavor. The extra-high butterfat milk of the Jersey cow has a creaminess that offsets the sharpness caused by the lactic acid in the cheese.

Out of stock

Description

Grafton’s flagship cheddar, made with raw cow’s milk and aged for two full years to achieve a mature flavor and dense, firm-yet-creamy texture. Young cheddar is tasted early on to determine the best trajectory for aging; for 2 Year Cheddar we look for balanced acidity and moisture that will hold up over time.

This cheese bears the classical profile for New England cheddar: buttery notes with a bold, sharp tang and a long, nutty finish. The aroma is lactic and bright, with flavors of sweet cream, freshly mown hay, and tangy, cultured milk. Moderate acidity carries throughout.

Two Year Cheddar has enough zip to stand up to some stronger pairings; try with garlicky pickles, salami, or your favorite chutney. For a classic pairing, serve with sliced fresh apples, or grate over a bowl of chili or warm apple pie in the New England style. Melts with an even body and full flavor.

INGREDIENTS: Unpasteurized cow milk, salt, cultures, enzymes