For over 90 years, the dairy farmers of Cabot Creamery Cooperative have counted healthy, happy cows among the members of their extended families. Since 1919, they have joined together in work and play – producing the fresh milk that goes into making the world’s best cheddar.
Cabot farmers know how important pets are to their families, and how families rely on their pets – for companionship and joy, laughter and solace. They also know that keeping pets strong and fit is a priority for the families who love them.
Like their humans, dogs and cats can benefit from eating a variety of healthy foods that are good for them and taste good too. Here are two recipes for your four-legged friends that are high in protein, low in fat, and best of all, made by you with love!
Northeast Kingdom Cheesy Bonies 8 ounces Cabot 50% Reduced Fat Cheddar, shredded ½ cup Smart Balance margarine ¼ cup Egg Beaters 1 ½ cups whole-wheat flour 1 ½ cups wheat germ Pinch of salt 2 Tbsp skim milk 1. Blend the cheese and margarine together using an electric mixer. Add the Egg Beaters, and beat on high. Stir in the flour, wheat germ, salt and milk, mixing well. Store in refrigerator in plastic bag for 1 hour. 2. Roll dough out onto a floured work surface to a quarter inch thick. Use bone-shaped cookie cutter to cut. Place on ungreased baking sheet. 3. Bake at 375 degrees for 15 to 18 minutes.
Cheesy Cabot Catnip Balls ½ pound ground chicken or turkey 1 small carrot — finely grated 2 Tbsp. Cabot 50% Reduced Fat Cheddar, shredded 1 tsp. brewer’s yeast 1 tsp. dried catnip ½ cup whole wheat bread crumbs ¼ cup Egg Beaters 2 Tbsp. Cabot Cottage Cheese 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 2. Combine meat, cheese, yeast, catnip, and bread crumbs in a medium bowl. 3. Add the egg and cottage cheese and mix well. Wet hands and roll the mixture into small meatballs and place on a lightly greased cookie sheet. 4. Bake for about 15 minutes until the meatballs are brown and firm. 5. Cool the meatballs completely before storing in an airtight container in the refrigerator or they can be frozen for up to three months. Dogs love these yummy treats, too. In their case, catnip is optional. Another fun recipe: Sam’s Savory Snacks. This recipe combines the cheesy goodness of Cabot Sharp Cheddar and whole grains including King Arthur Whole Wheat Flour. Your lucky dog will love these easy cheesy treats!
Why buy dog treats when they are easy, and inexpensive to make? Your dog will love these Cheesy Constellation Crackers. These handmade crackers use some of the finest Vermont ingredients, and are sure to please your furry friends.