The Vermont Cheese
Council is dedicated to
the production and
advancement of
Vermont Cheese
Cheese Trail
Cheese Makers
Cheeses Varieties
Cheese Pairings
Where to Find Vermont Cheeses
Resources & Books
How To Join the VCC
Contact Us
Search our site:

Cabot Creamery Cooperative

Cabot Creamery Cooperative
1 Home Farm Way, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA
Telephone 800-837-4261

Cabot Creamery Cooperative, founded by 94 pioneering dairy farm families in northern Vermont in 1919, has now grown to more than 1,200 farm-family owners throughout New England. Those owner-operators are still dedicated to producing cheddar in the traditional cheese-maker’s time-honored way – with no additives or preservatives – and according to the highest standards of dairy quality. As a result, Cabot Cheddars have won every major national and international award for taste since that founding in 1919, including “The World’s Best Cheddar.” 

Now a national brand, Cabot Creamery is an exemplar of the cooperative way of doing business – caring about the land, its owners' farms and the communities in which they live. Cabot’s bottom line measures not only profits, but social responsibility and environmental sustainability. And Cabot community programs and educational programs – working with business and consumer groups from the National Cooperative Business Association and the Consumer Federation of America to the Girl Scouts of America – have won Cabot even more awards.

The Cabot Visitors Center, at Cabot Village in Cabot, VT, offers tours of the cheese making plant, as well as samples of “The World’s Best Cheddar” in its retail store the Cabot Waterbury Annex Store, along Vermont Route 100 in the Stowe/Waterbury area, offers samples of hard-to-find and artisanal cheeses from many Vermont cheese makers, including Cabot Creamery’s own national and international-award-winning cheddar or, stop by our newest store in Quechee Vermont for a sampling of our cheddars, and other fine Vermont products.  Nestled among the beautiful Victorian brick buildings of Portland's Old Port shopping district, you'll find an authentic taste of New England at the Cabot Farmers' Annex. As you stroll along Commercial Street, taking in the view of Casco Bay, be sure to stop in at the Annex to shop a fine selection of Cabot products and Maine crafts. And, of course, Cabot cheeses can be found in retail dairy departments and specialty cheese stores all across the country.

Cheese Varieties

Cheddars - The finest cheddar cheese in the world is proudly made by Cabot Creamery in Vermont. Using only pure, fresh milk provided by our farmer-owners, all of Cabot's cheddars are made naturally, without chemicals or preservatives. We let time, gentle care and Mother Nature nurture our cheddars until they are aged for our specific flavor profiles.
Mild - Aged for two to three months, is a creamy cheese young, fresh, smooth. This versatile cheddar is great for slicing, grilling, or for making a knock-out pizza or an amazing Mac 'n' Cheese. Its kid-friendly flavor is not too sharp, and always perfectly tasty.
Vermont Sharp - Has won awards around the world for its gutsy, robust flavor. The distinct sharpness that Cabot fans and connoisseurs worldwide have come to love is the result of five to eight months of careful aging.
Extra Sharp - Aged gently for nine to fourteen months, Extra Sharp boasts a richness and dense texture that make it an essential ingredient for fondues and party platters. Its full-bodied flavor pairs perfectly with a hearty ale or sturdy wine.
Seriously Sharp (formerly known as Hunters) - After ten months of aging, this ripe-and-ready cheese is hearty enough to satisfy any outdoorsman. Its flavor varies from vat to vat, but the quality always remains the same. Just ask the Vermont hunters who've made this a cult classic.
Private Stock - It's hard to tell which makes our farmers more proud: how smooth our Private Stock is, or how sharp our Private Stock is. This favorite is aged for up to 18 months to develop its sensational flavor.
Vintage Choice - Specially chosen for its complex taste and texture, our Vintage Choice cheddar is aged for up to two full years before receiving its purple wax jacket. Rich, heavy-bodied and boldly flavorful.
Sharp - Has won awards around the world for its gutsy, robust flavor. The distinct sharpness that Cabot fans and connoisseurs worldwide have come to love is the result of five to eight months of careful aging.

Gourmet Flavored Cheddars

Aged for two months or longer, these sprightly young cheddars provide an ideal backdrop for our popular gourmet flavors. Versatile and varied, these flavored cheddars are perfect for creamy soups or classic canopies, hot hors d oeuvres or simple snacks, quiches or tarts, quesadillas or pizza.
Chipotle - This cheese has brought home awards for its smoky-sweet flavor. The caliente kick of red Morita jalapeño chilies combined with the New England mellow of Vermont milk make this a natural for transforming any snack into a smoky sizzler!
Tomato Basil - Close your eyes, and the taste is pure Mediterranean. Sun-drenched tomatoes add tartness to the sweetness of the "royal herb." This cheddar, with flecks of red and green, looks perfect on any party platter, and is ideal for country French and Italian dishes.
Habanero - Ole! Our fieriest chili concoction yet features habanero and jalapeño peppers. Tastebuds and sales have heated up as people discover the flavor that took home top honors as the "Hot Cheese" at the Fiery Food Challenge. Give a boost to burritos and a spice to souffles.
Horseradish - The biting pungency of horseradish is foil to our smooth, nuanced, youthful cheddar. For an incredible, tasty zing, pile it high on a baked potato or slice it for grilled meats, sandwiches and side dishes. Pow!
Garlic & Herb - A sensational combination of healthful, roasted garlic and minced natural herbs, these two garden favorites blossom in this glorious, flavor-filled mixture.
Tuscan - Hand Rubbed Delizioso! Layers of healthy, tasty Tuscan herbs and spices smother Cabot’s newest classico cheddar. Ideal for snacks, pizza and just pure enjoyment.

Light Cheeses -
The first, and still foremost, light Cheddar on the market. These award-winning Cheddars will melt in your mouth and on the grill!
Pepper Jack Light - Same fabulous Pepper Jack cheese- jalapeno peppers and half the fat.

Sharp Light Cheddar - Cabot's Light Cheddars keep winning in taste tests nationwide. Why? Because we know how to craft great cheddar. One 1-oz serving has just 70 calories & 4.5g fat.
"Less fat -not no fat- means better flavor and texture. We like Cabot the best." - Cooking Light magazine.

Sharp Extra Light Cheddar - With one quarter the fat, one-third the cholesterol and half the calories of regular cheddar, this cheddar lights the way for those with dietary concerns. Best of all, it tastes 100% cheddar and melts like a dream.
Jalapeno Light Cheddar - Here's something to add a little spice to your lighter life! And it is the highest scoring (99.2) reduced fat cheddar at the U.S. Championship Cheese Contest (March 2007).

Other Cheeses
Monterey Jack - With its smooth, nut-like flavor and distinctive taste, this popular, mild-mannered cheese is an ideal alternative to sharp cheddars.
Colby Jack - Similar in flavor to mild cheddar, tasty Colby Jack is softer and more elastic in texture, yet every bit as delicious, as its first cousin. A combination of Monterey Jack and Colby, this smooth, mellow cheese is ideal for cooking, nibbling or serving with fruit and crackers.
Pepper Jack - Monterey Jack tames the decidedly spicy, jalapeño kick of this colorful, south-of-the-border favorite.
Muenster - Mild and mellow, yet wonderfully flavorful, Cabot's Muenster makes a monster hit with those who prefer their cheese on the calm side.

Become a fan of VCC on Facebook Follow us on twitter