We are thrilled to announce that our Chesapeake Cheddar Reserve won 3rd place at the American Cheese Society’s annual competition!
This is the second award from the ACS for this cheese. What makes it different from our regular Chesapeake Cheddar? For each batch, we set aside one truckle (tall wheel) to age for over a year. We sell the rest at about 4-6 months. Longer time in the aging room allows the cultures to add complexity in taste and more moisture to evaporate, resulting in deeper flavor and a more crumbly texture. Whereas the younger cheddar is soft and buttery, Chesapeake Cheddar Reserve has notes of buttered toast and salted caramel.
Need we say more??