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Old 05-01-2012, 05:12 PM   #1
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What is the best Aged Cheddar you've had?

For me, it was a tie between 5-year old Balderson Heritage Cheddar, a 5 year old aged cheddar from a private, artisinal cheese maker in Wisconsin, and Dorset Drum Farmhouse Cheddar.

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For me, it was a tie between 5-year old Balderson Heritage Cheddar, a 5 year old aged cheddar from a private, artisinal cheese maker in Wisconsin, and Dorset Drum Farmhouse Cheddar.

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I looked up your Balderson Heritage Cheddar 5 years old, it looks interesting. Has it started to crumble, gritty to a small extent, salty enough? What is it you like, I think I may try that.

For an inexpensive nice aged cheddar, the Vermont Cabot aged cheddar is excellent--for anyone on a budget, like me.
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For me, it was a tie between 5-year old Balderson Heritage Cheddar, a 5 year old aged cheddar from a private, artisinal cheese maker in Wisconsin, and Dorset Drum Farmhouse Cheddar.

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Balderson is definitely THE best when it comes to aged cheddar but I will have to call your 5 year and raise it with a 6! We can only get it at Costco, around Christmas time and it is pricey, but it is so good! But MY Balderson is from the Ottawa Valley, Winchester to be exact. It began in 1881 in the tiny village of Balderson, Ontario.
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One of my all time favorites

Red Spruce Cheddar - Aged 7 Years




The finest aged Wisconsin cheddar, Red Spruce Cheddar from the Roth Käse cellars is simply outstanding. Each lot is selected by "The Tastemasters Guild" before release. These are aged cheddars that stand above the crowd, full-flavored and creamy.

Artisanal cheddar is a Wisconsin cheese tradition and a true showstopper! Wisconsin is the nation’s leader in cheddar production, and it’s easy to see (and taste) why. Roth Kase hand-selects their finest cheddars for additional aging to create a rich, buttery, intense flavor and crumbly texture.

Pair the Red Spruce Cheddar developed through 7 years of aging with an Amber Ale or a hearty red wine. For a unique combination, try plums and Madeira.
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I looked up your Balderson Heritage Cheddar 5 years old, it looks interesting. Has it started to crumble, gritty to a small extent, salty enough? What is it you like, I think I may try that.

For an inexpensive nice aged cheddar, the Vermont Cabot aged cheddar is excellent--for anyone on a budget, like me.
That's what I pick on a regular basis. I've had some excellent cheeses over the years, but danged if I can remember any names. Most of my favorites have come from Gr. Britain.
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I knew it. Should have never started reading this :drool: thread :drool:

Empire Cheese from Canada, and another vote for Cabot.
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Growing up in Wisconsin, I've been spoiled. There are more small town cheese factories than you can shake a stick at. But I think my all-time favorite is a 10-year Cheddar from Carr Valley.
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I love Cabot Vermont Extra Sharp Cheddar, and always have it in the house - not as wild about their NY Cheddar or Vermont Seriously Sharp - I find the Vermont Extra Sharp has more taste and depth.

I also like a Canadian 3-year cheddar (can't remember the name of the company).
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Growing up in Wisconsin, I've been spoiled. There are more small town cheese factories than you can shake a stick at. But I think my all-time favorite is a 10-year Cheddar from Carr Valley.
10 Years????!!! Wow! Must be insanely good.
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I love Cabot Vermont Extra Sharp Cheddar, and always have it in the house - not as wild about their NY Cheddar or Vermont Seriously Sharp - I find the Vermont Extra Sharp has more taste and depth.

I also like a Canadian 3-year cheddar (can't remember the name of the company).
Could very well be Balderson - it is our most famous Cheddar!
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