Products Available

2 Year Aged Cheddar

8oz waxed block / 10# loaf / 40# block

Melt-in-your-mouth texture, deeply savory, complex. 

{2016, 2015 American Cheese Society Award Winner} 

Smoked Cheddar

8oz waxed block / 1# block

Young, traditionally smoked over hickory at New Skete Monastery. 

{2015 American Cheese Society Award Winner} 


The Cheese

Since 1980, Shelburne has made an artisanal, Vermont farmhouse cheddar, using only the raw milk from their grass-based dairy herd of purebred Brown Swiss cows.

 

Grass-based Dairy

The dairy supplies high-quality, raw milk to make their farmhouse cheddar, while educating about sustainable farming and the working landscape.

The Shelburne herd is pasture-raised and rotationally grazed from spring to fall. They grow hay and silage without crop herbicides, pesticides or chemical fertilizer.

The Dairy is Certified Humane by the Humane Farm Animal Care (HFAC) organization in Herndon, VA.

Their milking parlor, constructed in 1995, is a double-12, mid-line swingover design. It allows virtually uninterrupted milking, with 12 cows lining up on each side of the pit.

 

Brown Swiss Herd

120 milking cows. Each produces about 50 pounds of milk a day for 10 months a year.

The breed was selected by Derick Webb in the 1950s for its hardiness, foraging ability, milk quality, longevity and 

temperament.  The cows are bred to calve all year, with most calving in the spring (March, April, May), and in September, October.

Shelburne raises all of their heifers for milk, and some bulls for dairy beef and purebred breeding stock.