Simply put, the longer cheese is aged naturally, the sharper and more pronounced the Cheddar flavor becomes. Mild Cheddar cheese is generally aged for weeks to months, whereas an extra sharp is aged for years.
We now have some 1-2 year naturally aged Cheddar of our own that is sitting quietly and aging well, but when we acquired Valley Side Farm Cheese, we also acquired their coveted 8+ year naturally aged cheddar! It has a deep gold color, and crystals have formed. If you are a connoisseur of naturally aged sharp cheddar, you understand how special this cheese is. Eaten a small piece at a time, and tucked away for the next special moment you want to enjoy some deep rich flavor, those who love it cherish it.
When it's gone it's gone. Not sold in stores. You have to get the good stuff directly from us. We divide it into approx. 1/2 lb. packages for $14. Yes we can ship it, and if you're local to us, choose pick-up and we can arrange delivery.