Pastoral takes pride in carrying an array of various types of cheese to serve your gourmet needs. Whether it’s pillowy goat cheese, salty Manchego cheese or crumbly Cabot cheese wrapped in cloth, our carefully chosen selections showcase the bounty of artisans who produce hand-crafted types of cheese from around the world. Rustic and traditional French and Italian cheeses may garner the most love, and rightly so, but here at Pastoral we also believe in a sourcing a wide variety of sustainably produced local cheeses from right here in the USA.
$12.99**Festival Feature!** Vermont’s venerable farm family cooperative, Cabot Creamery, teamed up with the Cellars of Jasper Hill Farm to create this multi-award-winning cheddar. In the English tradition, the cheese is wrapped in cloth bandages and allowed to breathe as it ages for 12 months at Jasper Hill’s cutting edge underground aging facility. The result is a sharp, nutty, complex and impressive American cheddar, which won American Cheese Society’s “2006 Best of Show.” Learn More
$14.99**Festival Feature!** Montgomery's Cheddar has a deep, beefy, umami flavor, with grassy, nutty and fruity notes. It has the creamy mouthfeel you expect from a cheddar, yet its crumbly texture lets you know these wheels are carefully aged. The cloth binding is a traditional step in the cheddaring process that allows the cheese to breath as it ages, letting complex flavors develop. The cheese ages for about one year on the farm before being sent to Neal's Yard, distributors of select British cheeses, for continued maturation and care. Montgomery Cheddar's bold and gracefully balanced flavor profile has earned it much deserved acclaim across continents. Learn More