Cheese Review – Carr Valley Baby Cheddar

(Last Updated On: February 21, 2012)

Price: $9.99/lb
Strength: Mild
Purchased At: Fresh Market in Toledo, OH
Would Buy Again: Oh yeah!

I spend a lot of time researching as a part of my blog. In that research I come across many different things I hope to try someday. This list seems to grow everyday. But this week I got to check off one of the items on my list. I have read before about Carr Valley cheese. I read about their reputation for producing quality cheese. I found a slab of their baby cheddar during a recent trip to Toledo, Ohio. Whenever I visit a new grocery store, I always make sure to check out their cheese selection. I saw this chunk of cheese and couldn’t wait to try it. I am fan of more mild cheeses, particularly when it comes to cheddar. The idea of biting into a baby cheddar produced by a company I have heard good things about was very appealing.

The cheese was not disappointing in the least. The texture just melts in your mouth. It’s more moist than most cheddars I have had, but not too the point where the cheese is too soft at all. The flavor is deliciously mild. A wonderful cheese to enjoy by itself or with a plate of crackers. This cheese goes right to the top of my list of my all time favorite cheddars.

This baby cheddar is made in small vats, into 23 lb wheels. It is aged for only 30 to 60 days and is covered in a red wax. The people that made this cheese have been in business for over 100 years. They make their cheese in a traditional style using old fashion methods. To find out more about their cheeses, check out their website. They have a great selection of different cheddars. They make milk, sheep, goat, and mixed milk cheeses. You can also order maple syrup, honey, and jams & jellies from them.