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Shelburne Farms is a nonprofit environmental education center and 1,400 acre working dairy farm in Shelburne, Vermont. It is a National Historic Landmark and produces a high-quality Farmhouse cheddar cheese. It is made from the fresh, raw milk of a purebred herd of Brown Swiss cows raised on the Farms.

Shelburne Farms cheese is made entirely by hand. We emphasize quality, not quantity. We produce the highest quality dairy product with no artificial flavorings, colorings or preservatives. Since 1990, Shelburne Farms Farmhouse Cheddar has consistently won awards for excellence from the American Cheese Society.

The purpose of Shelburne Farms is to develop a conservation ethic in students, teachers and the general public in Vermont and around the world. We work to accomplish this by teaching the stewardship of natural and agricultural resources and demonstrating rural land use that is environmentally, economically and culturally sustainable.

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Shelburne Farms

1611 Harbor Road
Shelburne, VT 05482



Clothbound Cheddar

This traditional English process – binding curds in cheesecloth, sealing with lard, and cave-aging over a year – give you a cheese with a flakey texture, woodsy flavor, and long, brothy finish. A standout on any cheese plate. Pairs perfectly with English ale, pickles, and strong mustard.

A 2017 Good Food Awards Finalist

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April Fools’ Day 1-Year Cheddar

Our 1-year cheddar with a twist: it’s naturally dyed with annatto—derived from the seeds of the tropical achiote tree. This single batch was made last April Fools’ Day as our cheesemakers explored an old cheesemaking tradition.
Limited availability.

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Three-Year Cheddar (Reserve)

Our longest-aged cheddar endures rigorous testing and sensory evaluation, reaching a pinnacle of flavor that is distinct to our terroir (taste of place). Bright, fruity flavors with a slightly crumbly, crystalline texture. Enjoy with a ripe, full-bodied red wine like a Cabernet Sauvignon or Merlot.

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Smoked Cheddar

Farmhouse, Raw milk. Brother Luke and the Monks of New Skete in nearby Cambridge, New York hickory smoke our young cheddar for six hours to give it a subtly sweet, bacon-like flavor. The ideal companion for a walk in the winter woods; delicious served with smoked meats and dried fruit.

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Two-Year Cheddar

Farmhouse, Raw milk. Our flagship, extra sharp cheddar will melt in your mouth. Maturing for two years yields a rich, creamy texture and savory flavors. (Extra Sharp) Great with cider and beer, or with chocolate for a sweet and salty treat.

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One-Year Cheddar

Farmhouse, Raw milk. After a year of aging, our cheddar develops a subtle sharpness. Tastes of lush pasture and freshly cut hay give way to a delightful finish redolent of caramelized onions. Pair with apples and honey or cured meats like our Certified Humane™ hams.

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