January 8th—Fearlessly Archived—Still a fun read; price & availability may have changed.
At five years of age, human beings are impulsive, prone to tantrums, and generally immature. When cheese reaches the age of five, on the other hand, it's about as mature as you'd want it to get. When that five year old cheese is Cheddar from a world-class Vermont cheese cooperative, we think it showcases everything good that cheese has to offer. We like this cheese so much we've even put a "bow" on it (see label).
Trader Joe's Five Year Aged Cheddar Cheese is handmade in Vermont, using raw milk from cows raised on small, family farms and not treated with rBST. As the cheese ages, it develops a rich, deep flavor that's more complex than you'll find in younger cheeses, yet it maintains the creamy finish you expect from a quality cheddar. You can expect a sharp "bite", some crystallization, and a slightly crumbly texture. Because it's from Trader Joe's, you can also expect a terrific price -- we're selling it for $9.99 a pound, where other cheese mongers would typically offer this type of cheese for significantly more.
Make our Five Year Aged Cheddar Cheese the star of a cheese platter -- combined with any number of our holiday cheese offerings, you'll have an impressive presentation without spending your entire holiday budget. Serve with our Classic Cracker Assortment for stellar results, every time.