What makes one cheddar sharper or milder than another?

All Cabot cheddars are naturally aged, which imparts the signature bite that makes them the world’s best.

As cheddar ages, it loses moisture, which concentrates and intensifies the sharpness. So, in general, the sharper the cheddar—the longer it’s been aged. Use our Sharpness Scale to help you choose the right level of sharpness every time.