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Which of these Cabot Cheddar cheeses is the sharpest?

helou Jan 3, 2013 04:17 PM

I was at Sam's Club today and they have the following cheeses, all "Premium Naturally Aged Cheddar" and all the same price.

1) Racer's Edge Sharp
2) Extra Sharp
3) Seriously Sharp

And some others, but these are the ones that interest me. How can I tell which is the sharpest? Is there a way to tell without having to ask around?

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  1. Ruth Lafler RE: helou Jan 3, 2013 04:53 PM

    According to the Cabot website, Seriously sharp is beyond extra sharp. I can't find any reference to "Racer's Edge sharp" on their site.

    1. Delucacheesemonger RE: helou Jan 3, 2013 07:41 PM

      l believe Racer's edge sharp is made strictly for Walmart/Sam's and is not in the same sharpness league as 'Seriously Sharp'

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      1. re: Delucacheesemonger
        helou RE: Delucacheesemonger Jan 3, 2013 09:01 PM

        Thanks to you both. I guess Seriously Sharp it is. I'll buy it tomorrow.

      2. Steve Green RE: helou Jan 4, 2013 12:57 AM

        If your Sam's Club carries the Black Diamond 4-year, I recommend you give it a try. More complex flavor than the 3-year Cabot that i used to get at Costco, IMO.

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          Delucacheesemonger RE: Steve Green Jan 4, 2013 05:42 AM

          Agree with that as well. Plus if you ever see Cabot Clothbound aged by Jasper Hills Dairy, this is the bomb.

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          Isolda RE: helou Jan 4, 2013 08:36 AM

          The Market Basket near me has a label on the Seriously Sharp (they carve up a big block and repackage it) that says it is aged 14 months, while the Extra Sharp is aged 12 months, which means the Seriously is slightly sharper. I haven't done a side by side comparison, but they seem fairly similar to me and I buy them both frequently.

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            wendy.cabot RE: helou Jan 4, 2013 09:22 AM

            Hi. Wendy from Cabot here. Racer's Edge (Sharp) is now packaged as Vermont Sharp.

            And here's some info from our FAQ's

            What is the difference between Vermont Sharp, Extra Sharp, and Seriously Sharp Cheddar?
            Good question. The main difference between the three products is the amount of time they are aged. Cabot Vermont Sharp has a flavor that is reliable and consistent from batch to batch and is a customer favorite. Cabot Extra Sharp Cheddar has a strong cheddar flavor that many cheddar fans specifically look for. Just like its younger sibling, Cabot Vermont Sharp Cheddar, it is consistent from batch to batch. You know what you are getting every time. Seriously Sharp is another story; it's our "wild" cheddar. Its flavor is unpredictable, always earns a "puck," and is usually even sharper than Extra Sharp. Seriously Sharp is a top of the line product that invites you to walk on the wild side, experiment with your taste buds, and treat yourself to a cheese sensation that differs from one batch to the next.

            Thanks for asking :)

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              Delucacheesemonger RE: wendy.cabot Feb 14, 2013 03:17 PM

              Just tried a 'Seriously sharp' for the first time It was not seriously sharp, so now l know. Will try the 3 year next. Do know l love the J Hills Clothbound.

              1. re: Delucacheesemonger
                liu RE: Delucacheesemonger Feb 18, 2013 09:13 PM

                I also just tried the Cabot "Seriously Sharp" next to a Black Diamond Grand Reserve 3-year aged cheddar. I much preferred the Black Diamond cheese. The Cabot "Seriously Sharp" was too smooth and a bit rubbery when compared to the Black Diamond cheddar.

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              Phoebe RE: helou Feb 14, 2013 11:58 AM

              I recently did a side by side comparison of Cabot's Extra Sharp, C's NY Extra Sharp, and C's Seriously Sharp. Out of the 3 ....the Extra Sharp was clearly the sharpest. The NY Extra was the mildest.

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                Jackblackshepherd RE: helou Apr 9, 2014 07:35 PM

                Not much difference in Cabot cheese. All taste the same. Try Yancey Fancy fir the best. At least you can taste the difference.

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