Smoky Cheddar Cheese


Calef’s Country Store

Sharp Cheddar hand smoked in the store using Joel’s famous recipe, sold by the lb.

Product Details

Our classic sharp cheddar hand smoked by Joel in 1/2 lb. bars so the smoky flavor penetrates deep into the cheddar. One of our top sellers.

About The Producer

Calef's Country Store

Calef’s Country Store

Established in 1869, Calef's has been "buying local" since Ulysses S. Grant was president.

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.

Customer Reviews

Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews
Yvonne Dupont
Smoky Cheddar

Absolutely delicious as always! Brings me back to my childhood in NH when my parents would take us to Calef's Country Store after church on Sunday to get cheese, barrel pickles, and fresh baked bread.

William Kehlenbach

I love it,we order it every year.

Anthony Hill
Still the best

Living out of state for quite some time, I've had many smoked cheeses but none compare to yours.