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All About Artisanal American Cheddar Cheese

From California to Vermont, cheesemakers are producing some top-tier cheddars by hand.

By Published Sept. 23, 2022

What You Need To Know

I grew up on the border of Wisconsin, so I love cheddar and always keep a block (or two) in my fridge. Even so, I was an adult when I realized how vast the world of cheddar is. I was a new cheesemonger tasked with cutting big 40-pound blocks and smaller wheels of cheddar into individual pieces. When I cut into Cabot Clothbound Cheddar, an artisanal cheese from Vermont, I realized it...