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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

 
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6 Month Aged Cheddar

8oz waxed block / 1# block

Young and versatile cheddar has a supple texture and delicate flavor ... like fresh cream and buttered toast.  Perfect for breakfast with preserves or melted in your favorite dish.

 
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Smoked Cheddar

8oz waxed block / 1# block

Young, traditionally smoked over hickory at New Skete Monastery. 

2015 American Cheese Society Award Winner


The Shelburne Story

Shelburne Farms is a nonprofit organization educating for a sustainable future. That means learning that links knowledge, inquiry, and action to help students build a healthy future for their communities and the planet.  Our home campus is a 1,400-acre working farm, forest, and National Historic Landmark.

We care about the sustainability and quality of life on earth. We care about young people having hope for the future. We believe that sustainability is grounded in individual awareness and action in our own communities. 

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.

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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.