Clothbound's milk is sourced exclusively from George Kempton's farm in Peacham, Vermont. After it comes to the Cellars, the young cheese is coated in lard and an additional layer of cloth is added. The cheeses age for 10-15 months in a speically calibrated vault, where they are constantly brushed, turned, and monitored for quality. Clothbound is an approachable but complex natural-rind,bandaged cheddar with a crumbly texture and nutty aroma. The flavor is deeply savory and slightly tangy with caramel sweetness to the finish. Clothbound has a signature tang and caramel nuttiness with a rustic crystalline texture that becomes creamy on the palate. This savory-sweet balance of flavor makes a perfect match for charcuterie, apple jelly, or a rich chestnut honey. Pair with an off-dry sparkling apple cider, hoppy ale, or an oaked Cabernet Sauvignon. Clothbound is an award winning cheese, including American Cheese Society's 2006 Best in Show.