Rat Trap Cheddar Cheese
$14.99Calef’s Country Store
Our most famous and best selling hand packed creamy cheddar. Sold by the lb.
Calef’s features many varieties of “Snappy Old Cheddar” with varying degrees of sharpness. As a cheddar ages it loses moisture, becomes crumblier, begins to crystalize (tyrosine) and gets sharper in flavor.
Our Cheddar scale, least sharp to stand up and take notice:
- Sharp – the opposite of it’s name this is our mildest offering
- Extra Sharp – A bit sharper but still considered a mild cheese.
- Rat Trap – Our best seller. Creamy, a bit sharp. Cut from hand packed 40LB wheels.
- Super Sharp – Still creamy but a bit sharper after bite
- Rugged Cheddar – As the name implies, has some bite. A good start on your aged cheddar journey.
- 3 Year Aged – Aged at least 3 years, crystals and crumbly texture starting to develop.
- Wicked Sharp – Crystals and crumbly texture very prevalent. A little bit goes a long way!
- 6 Year Vintage – Our sharpest offering, heavily crystalized and very crumbly
About The Producer
Calef’s Country Store
In 1869, just after the Civil War, Mary Chesley Calef mortgaged her family farm and pledged her savings to open Calef’s Store in the front rooms of her modest home in Barrington NH. Five generations of the Calef family operated Calef’s Big Store until the 1990’s, including Mary’s son Senator Austin Calef. Today the traditions endure as Calef’s Country Store serves the local community as well as visitors from afar. We still pump our own molasses and honey, cheese is aged in our cooler, and our smoked Ham is mouthwatering.
Walk through our doors today and take a step back to a simpler time, when customer service wasn’t a gimmick, but the way things were done.
The wood floors creak with stories of lore, our wood stove warms passersby, the aroma of fresh baked breads and donuts entice even the healthiest of folks.
Jar after jar of penny candy tempts young and old alike.
Our Calef’s brand old fashioned jams, jellies, pickle items, bread and soup mixes offer something for everyone.
The wooden pickle barrel is still a focal point in the store. Our Ginger Snaps are renowned for their bite.
Next time you visit New Hampshire, stop by and pay us a visit, you’ll be glad you did. Store hours and directions.
I order cheese from Calef's every year for my adult kids. The cheese is so good. They keep asking for it year after year.
My family loves this cheese! The Rat Trap and Maple Bacon cheddars are our favorite. We used to spend time in NH with family that no longer live there, so I’m extremely glad we can order the cheese online!
We love the cheese .we grew up in Pittsfield so have eaten it for many years.we love your store and so would like to visit but we are older and it is far,far away.
Rat Trap Cheddar Cheese
Excellent service and fabulous cheese rat trap is the best