This nearly 100-year-old co-op buys milk from more than 1,200 dairy farms all over New England and upstate New York. From grocery-store staples to award-winning aged varieties and cave-ripened cloth-bound cheddars (a collaboration with Greensboro’s Jasper Hill Farm), fine cheese is a priority.–Yankee Magazine, May/June 2011800-837-4261. Main St., Cabot. Best bet: Try the Private Stock Cheddar (it’s simultaneously sharp and creamy). The total addict can buy a 38-pound waxed wheel of Cabot’s finest sharp or extra-sharp cheddar for $5.19 per pound. The roasted garlic cheddar wasn’t bad either, but 38 pounds of it would be a lot. (www.cabotcheese.com)
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