WIN-It-Wednesday: Cabot Cheddar Cheese

I love being cheesy. I love my life to be as cheesy as I can get it. The more cheesy my life is – all the better for me.

And although I secretly liked The New Kids on the Block and The Brady Bunch, I don’t mean cheesy in a sappy 1980’s boy band or a sugary-sweet sitcom type-of-way. But what I do mean is cheesy as in a gooey and warm Baked Gluten-Free Macaroni & Cheese, or cheese generously sprinkled on my nachos type-of-way.

And my favorite way to get the most cheesiness in my life… Cabot Creamery.

Cabot Cheddar Cheese is all natural, crafted and aged by the farm-family owners of 90-year-old Cabot Creamery Cooperative without any additives or preservatives. It’s lactose free, gluten free, calcium-rich and delicious, the winner of national and international competitions as “the world’s best cheddar.”

In my book, Cabot is the “Big Cheese” of the world!

Cabot Cheddar Cheese comes in the traditional Sharp, Mild and Extra Sharp varieties (as well as their signature Private Stock Cheddar) and so many yummy flavors like Habanero, Chipotle, Sun-Dried Tomato & Basil, Horseradish, Chili-Lime and Tuscan. The flavored cheeses are just screaming to be used in your favorite recipes, and are a great springboard to create your own signature dishes, or use in the tried-and-true recipes featured on Cabot’s website. (Make sure you check out the gluten-free recipes on the Cabot website including the Chicken & Sweet Potato Pie or the Cauliflower Macaroni & Cheese (Fun Note: They even have recipes for your pets on the website… Hey, pooches, including Sadie the Incredible Boxer, love cheese too!)

I never met a Cabot Cheese I didn’t love, but my favorite Cabot Cheese is the 50% Reduced Fat Jalapeno Cheddar. It has all the full-fat flavor, but made with 1.5% milk. I also love that Cabot is a cooperative and owned by 1200 dairy farmers and their families in New England and New York – purchasing Cabot is a great way to support local farms! To find out more about how to support local farms check out this informative website It is such a great cause, so be sure to check it out.

I am excited to announce that Cabot is this week’s sponsor of BeFreeForMe’s WIN-It-Wednesday. Being naturally gluten-free and lactose-free make it the perfect cheese for many of BeFreeForMe members – plus the flavors and varieties are fantastic for snacking or cooking.

Cabot Cheese is offering THREE (Yes… 3!) Lucky BeFreeForMe members a 2-pound Gift Box packed with an assortment of Cabot Cheddar Cheeses shipped direct to your home.What a great gift!

How can you win?

Reply to this blog and let us know the flavor of Cabot Cheese that sounds the tastiest to you. Also, feel free to share your favorite cheesiest thing, whether it related to food (Me? Gluten-Free Baked Macaroni & Cheese) or non-food (Me? My beloved classic Partridge Family Fan Club booklet… yes, I still have it!)

All entries must be received by Tuesday, September 21, 2010 at 12:00 Midnight EST.
Good Luck, Cheesiness Rules… and as always,
Be Free!

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62 Responses to “WIN-It-Wednesday: Cabot Cheddar Cheese”

  1. Anne Says:

    My favorite Cabot cheese is Pepper Jack in an omelet. Cheesiest thing? Guess that would be the fake flower I have hanging on my rearview mirror that my son gave to me when he was 7 – he is grown and married now.

  2. Kathleen Reale Says:


    That’s not cheesy… that’s cute! I bet the flowers are all tattered and faded… but still full of love!

    Be Free!

  3. Dani C Says:

    My favorite cheese is sharp cheddar. The sharper the better. Cabot makes a Seriously Sharp white cheddar that I cannot get enough of. LOve it love it!!!!

  4. Tamela Says:

    Sundried tomato and basil sounds delish on a gluten free pizza crust!

  5. Kate Says:

    All votes in this house go to the traditional varieties of cheddar and we love our mac and cheese!

  6. cindy T. Says:

    I love traditional cheddar. I grew up going to the Apple Barn in VT and we would buy a big hunk of cheddar and eat the whole thing in the car on the way home…mmmm!!!

  7. KateM Says:

    I can not believe there is a delicious gluten free and lactose free cheese out there! This is very exciting news. My favorite Cabot cheese is Sharp Cheddar. It has such a distinct taste and goes great on sandwiches, crackers, or alone. I love to eat vegetables (broccoli, cauliflower, potatoes) with melted cheese on them. It is a great combination and healthy too!

  8. robin gamache Says:


  9. Theresa Says:

    Is it possible there’s a cheese I can eat? I want to try Habañero and make mac n cheese with it (GF of course – my husband’s favorite dish that I make, loaded with veggies and usually, goat cheeses).

  10. Phyllis Says:

    I think a slice of the mild cheddar would be good on a piece of GF apple pie.It is apple season now!! Yum.

  11. Katie Chalmers Says:

    I’ve always been a huge extra sharp cheddar fan….shred it up and melt it in tomato soup, slice it and eat with Mary’s Gone Crackers, with mustard on a G-F bun, melted on top of nachos, or just a nice, big hunk to nibble on. And I still enjoy 80’s music, retro toys & games…although to me it isn’t cheesy….it’s nostalgia! :^)

  12. wayne Says:

    I think HORSERADISH flavor would be my choice of all flavors. It should be very good on meeat sandwiches !!

  13. Elizabeth Says:


  14. Lindsey Says:

    My favorite cheese is the one with sage. I LOVE that one – by itself or in a savory/sweet dish. Cheesiest thing about me…. I still remember all the words to mmmbop.

  15. Angela Says:

    This is my first time to this website and first time I have ever heard of this Cabot cheese. What a wonderful selection of flavors to appease everyone in my family. The tuscan cheese would be great in my savory GF crepes that would satisfy my celiac children, me being lactose intolerant and my husband’s need for flavor and spice

  16. Lindy Says:

    A nice big chuck of cheddar cheese on a nice warm piece of apple pie together with vanilla ice cream is absolutely the best!

  17. Martha Russell Says:

    I was so excited when I saw Cabot Cheese was on “Win-It=Wed”. Cabot is my all time favorite cheese product line!!!!!! We even go to Costco and buy the 3lb piece of President’s Choice Cabot cheese and eat just sliced up!! I would love to try the sundried-tomato basil, tuscan, or chili-lime as I don’t think I can get them here in NC. We use Cabot cheese in enchiladas, on pizza, or snadwiches, or nachos, or mac ‘n’ cheese, or on apple pie, or anything that use use a pick up.

  18. Beth Says:

    Love, love, love the Cabot Seriously Sharp Cheddar! My husband and I eat it all the time chopped small in salads, with crackers or just hunks of it all by itself. I think we’re addicted, it’s sooooo good. Also love the Pepperjack and would love to try all their varieties.

  19. colleen whalen Says:

    I like sun dried tomato and basil shredded and tossed into a green salad. I make a dressing of balsamic vinegar and olive oil, garlic. Then I take that mixture and make a gluten free “wrap” with corn tortillas.

  20. Nancy A Says:

    When my hubby and I play cards, we love to have cheese and gf crackers. Sun dried tomato & basil sounds wonderful with our multi-seeded crackers! YUMMMMMMMMMMMMY!

  21. jazmine antico Says:

    I think the reduced fat cheddar with omega threes sound really good and healthy! Also, the cottage cheese! My favorite cheesy thing, besides cheese!, is to literally stop walking down the street and smelling the flowers! lol=)

  22. Eileen Sanders Says:

    I think 50% Reduced Fat Jalapeno Cheddar would be my choice.

  23. Jon Says:

    I’m crazy about white cheddar! I love the look and the taste of it. It’s good on most anything
    that cheese is good on… which is almost anything. I guess you might be able to tell that I’m a Wisconsin boy by birth. Cheese and I go whey back 😉 My cheese making brothers and sisers at Cabot do one heck of a job. They would surely be welcomed as Wisconsin cheeseheads!

  24. Kim Says:

    They all sound yummy but if I have to choose just one I think the Tuscan sounds wonderful!!! I can’t wait to go look for them tomorrow so I can have some. YUM!!!!

  25. Erin Says:

    Garlic Chedder is by and far the best cabot flavor. It is amazing! I usually buy the extra sharp in the hunter print (is that the seriously sharp?) in the BIG block because it is the most versitile.
    thank you Cabot. We love local cheese at a reasonable price.

  26. Tom B. Says:

    My favorites are the seriously sharp cheddar and the hot habanero cheddar. They are awesome in a omelette, or just with crackers. When talking about cheesy things, the standout in my mind is Creature Double Feature…they showed the cheesiest movies ever!

  27. Jennifer C Says:

    I am a big fan of italian food so I think the Tuscan cheese sounds great.

  28. Cindy Says:

    Sharp cheddar is usually my favorite but the Tuscan cheese sounds interesting.

  29. charity Says:

    I LOVE Cabot cheese! I am lucky enough to live in VT where it is readily available. I love the pepper jack, sharp and mild cheddar. Cheesy? I leave my husband love notes in his lunch box.

  30. Gerda Loeb Says:

    I belong to a large Cabot fan club in Boynton Beach, Florida. We love anything Cabot!! We love all flavors, especially Horseradish!! Thank you Cabot for truly the best cheese in the world. I also love the yogurt and buy it twice a week!! Best Greek yogurt on the market!!

  31. Gris Says:

    I bet the chipotle cheddar would make some killer quesadillas, just some avocado added mmmh to it and I am ready to keep it up. Love anything cheesy.

  32. Lisa Says:

    I love any kind of cheese! This is awesome!

  33. Janet LaRue Says:

    I would love to try the sun dried tomato and basil! Sounds like a great mix for a cheese! And I love to make my mac n cheese with beans and hotdog dish while watching I dream of Jeannie-now THAT’s cheesy!

  34. Kathy Bunn Says:

    I would like to try the white cheddar, I love mac n cheese.

  35. Michele R. Says:

    The Sun-dried Tomato & Basil Cheddar sounds most tantilizing right now, but really, ANY cheese is welcome in this house.

  36. Julie Says:

    My husband always goes for the traditional Sharp Cheddar, but I love all different flavors – Sundried Tomato Basil and Horseradish being my faves. As for being Cheesy – I still can’t pass up a 90210 re-run on the Soap Network whenever I should happen to get a chance (which is far and few between) to sit and veg for 5 minutes.

  37. Martha G Says:

    I love cheese. Cabbots aged cheddar,ya that is the best.
    My sister who lives in Vt. introduced me to it a number of years ago.
    THank goodness.
    yummy yummy

  38. Toby Says:

    Wow! decisions, decisions…but I would have to say the Horseradish one I’d love to try! I love cheese dip (really doesn’t matter what kind…never came across a bad one! lol) and chips…discovered a celiac friendly veggie chip and it’s fantastic!! 😀 And the latest cheesiest thing I added to my collection of many…had a co-worker laugh at me…I purchased a Benji DVD…loved it as a kid (okay, giving away my age), but I bought it mostly because my pups love watching Littlest Hobo, they actually talk to the TV, so I figured it would be for all of us, and sure enough, we all loved it!! 😀

  39. Carly Says:

    Yum! Being from Minnesota, we love cheese around here. As I hear from many of the posts, the sharper the better…I’d have to agree. I also love white cheddar cheese when used on Mac N’ Cheese. The White Cheddar tastes great with a tomatoe and mayo on gluten free bread (Udi’s is my favorite). Grilled Cheese! And it’s even better on a chilly fall day with a bowl of Amy’s Organic Gluten Free Lentil Soup.

  40. Ashley Says:

    I’d like the sharp cheddar. my favorite.

  41. debbie Says:

    Cabot makes the BEST pepper jack cheese in the WORLD! My kids, who say they do not like spicy food, LOVE it! I do alot of cheesy things on a daily basis but I would have to say the cheese-ist thing I do is give my 2nd grader a hug and a kiss at the bus stop everyday…in front of all of his friends. So far, he isn’t too cool for me ..yet.

  42. Amy Avery Says:

    I love Cabot pepper jack cheese. My youngest son who has always hated cheese tried it & loves it too! It’s the only kind he’ll eat. The cheesiest thing we do with it is melt some on top of an all beef hot dog.

  43. Susan C Says:

    I love making macaroni and cheese from scratch with sharp cheddar and Trader Joe’s brown rice pasta. YUMMO! My favorite flavor of Cabot’s Cheddar that I would like to win is Sun-Dried Tomato & Basil. Sounds so good!

  44. r Says:

    i think i would love to try to chili-lime and tuscan; with a hard bread slice, just melted under the broiler served with a warm bowl of thick vegetable soup.

  45. zoey dampf Says:

    Cabot Cheese!!!! Yummy is all i can say!! the different flavors and the taste is better than all the other cheeses out there. There are so many things that you can do with Cabot Cheese i would love to win this!!!

  46. Christina Says:

    Wow- the jalapeño and habanero flavors both sound great! As for my favorite cheesy thing… I’d have to say the fluffy piggy refrigerator magnet that I’ve had since I was in high school. It’s a plush 3-D piggy head and it definitely has a lot of character.

  47. patricia Says:

    Almost any flavor of cheese is welcomed on my plate! But, my husband is different. He has to have just the regular mild cheddar cheese, no spices for him! He is also lactose intolerant. Thanks for such a nice offer.

  48. Miss Marlene C. Peebles Says:

    I 1st purchased Cabot’s on a road trip- I 4get which store chain- but I was n Delaware- no sales tax right?!- grocery store as well as fast food- & I love the sharpest cheddar!- got brand @ Kroger later!… Jehovah God & His Son Jesus be with y’all!…

  49. Jean Krack Says:

    Never heard of Cabot before, but everything sounds wonderful. I will look for it here in Columbus, Ohio. The horseradish sounds interesting. I love Mac and cheese with a crunchy crust.

  50. Brandy Says:

    The Old School Cheddar sounds fantastic. I love any food that has cheese in it or even just cheese by itself.

  51. Wendi Says:

    Being somewhat new at this I didn’t know it was lactose-free. I would have to say being able to make my daughter make and cheese, gluten-free and lactose-free will be her favorite again!!

  52. wendy g. Says:

    I would love to try any of them. I’d start with the Chipotle. I’ve never seen a lactose free cheese and I’m unable to digest cheese made of soy, so I’m very excited to try it. The cheesiest thing I own is a Shaun Cassidy puzzle. I had a mad crush on him when he was on The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries tv show back in the 80’s.

  53. cameo Says:

    I have never heared of Lactos free cheese… I haven’t eaten cheese for 11 years….would like to try it! Any flavor!

  54. Esther Says:

    Love all Cabot – my fav is cheddar. Love cabot cheese and GF crackers as a snack anytime!

  55. Kate M Says:

    Yesterday I was making a corned beef rueben and thought about Cabot cheese. It would have been so nice to have some delicious melted swiss cheese to go with the sandwich. Thanks Cabot for creating a lactose and gluten free line of products.

  56. Michelle Says:

    We love sharp cheddar in our house! The sun-dried tomato and basil sounds really yummy too!

  57. Terry Says:

    Cheese! Did someone say cheese???? Around here cheese is a comfort food, esp mac and cheese. I have not had a seriously good bowl of mac and cheese since having to go GF, now 18 months. So although I had never had Cabot’s cheese, I think a good cheddar would be in order.

  58. kristina herrick Says:

    My favorite cabot cheese is by far the horseradish. The chili lime sounds fantastic, would love to try that one. . Lactose free is a huge bonus for myself and my daughters.

  59. sarah Says:

    PEPPERJACK!!!!! But the cheddar sounds good as well.

  60. Heather Says:

    Make mine extra sharp! I like to keep it simple- grilled cheese sandwich. Now that I have to use gluten free bread- it’s all about the cheese- the better the cheese the better the sandwich!! Yum!!

  61. Lori Niver Says:

    I like extra sharp cheddar with apple slices.

  62. mary mcmenamy Says:

    I love all the cheddars I am a big mouse i love any kind of cheese

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