Types of Cheddar Cheese
Wondering what the differences are between the many types of cheddar cheeses available? The difference between the different types of cheddar comes down to one factor: Aging!
Mild Cheddar is aged 2 – 3 months and has a buttery, smooth flavor that both kids & adults will enjoy. Try some our tasty healthy snacks such as these Jarcuterie Cups with Cabot Cheddar and homemade snacks like this fan favorite Maple Cheddar Kettle Corn with Apples and Walnuts. Another favorite recipe is the Baked Walleye Amandine with Mild Cheddar — fancy enough for a special occasion dinner or a healthy weeknight option!
Sharp & Seriously Sharp Cheddar
Our Sharp Cheddar is aged 7-9 months and has a creamy, smooth texture and a rich, buttery tang with nuances of sweetness. Our Seriously Sharp Cheddar, aged 12-14 months, provides a dense and slightly crumbly texture with a welcoming intense flavor. Try our Healthier Mac & Cheese, a classic dish but with less calories. For convenience, keep our Seriously Sharp Cheddar Cracker Cuts on hand.
Extra Sharp & NY Extra Sharp Cheddar
Aged for about 12 months, our Extra Sharp Cheddar has a lovely citrus flavor, while our New York Extra Sharp Cheddar provides the ideal balance of tangy sharp cheddar and subtle undertones of grapefruit and bergamot. For a classic mac & cheese try our Stovetop Mac and Cheese or this crowd-pleasing appetizer Chili Con Queso. Our Extra Sharp Cheddar Cheese Cracker Cuts make a healthy satisfying snack!
Premium Specialty Cheddars like Cabot’s Vintage Choice Cheddar, Artisan Reserve and Cabot Clothbound are aged 2 – 5 years and are excellent cheeses for a cheese board or your favorite Mac & Cheese! Check out our Ultimate Cheese Pairing Guide to find out what wines and foods pair best with certain types of cheese. Interested in making a cheese board? You’ll love our easy-to-follow infographic.