Vaughan Cheese is super excited to announce the 2023 cheese advent calendar. Choose from our month long cheese extravaganza or our 12 days of Cheesemas!
Celebrate Christmas in cheesy style!
The full month calendar includes 25 individually wrapped items curated into 4 boxes available for shipping or local pickup in North Beach weekly on Thursdays beginning on December 1st. Each box will contain 7 different items that can all come together to form a themed cheese board (plus a few bonus goodies) and a note from me explaining the theme of the week. The boxes will include some of our favorite and very special cheeses, fresh baked breads, accompaniments, and swag.
The 12 days of Christmas box includes 12 individually wrapped items curated into one epic box of cheesy presents. This can be shipped or arranged for local pickup in North Beach. Assemble your amazing cheese board with our favorite and most special cheeses, fresh baked bread, accompaniments, and swag. The 12 days of Cheesemas advent box is $250.
The perfect bright and creamy chèvre.
Mixed with oil and herbs or completely plain, this chèvre is the perfect clean and tangy. It is clean and tangy with a soft and crumbly texture.
Imagine a cheese with the pleasant qualities of cheddar but with a funky finish- you've got Amber 16. Washed in Amber Sun Ale from 16 Mile Brewing Company in Delaware. The bright orange rind has a very slight bloom while the paste is a slightly funky and bitter with a long and sweet finish.
These beautiful 8 pound square tomme-style wheels are one of Meadow Creek Dairy’s 3 produced cheeses and were the Dairy’s first cheese ever produced. Creamy and velvety, Appalachian is so easy to love. The notes of cream, lemon, butter, and mushroom are all perfectly balanced with a long and vibrant finish.
Sending cheese as a surprise birthday present! Awesome work! When the birthday cheese lover opens the box they'll love a happy birthday banner, balloons, and colorful tissue paper, and your note will be written on an awesome cheesy card. Don't forget to let us know what to write on the card in the notes section during checkout.
A sweet and grassy American cheddar
The most ideal expression of American cheddar cheese, this cheddar will win over crowds for sure. It is full flavored with a creamy and warm palate finishing so sweet and grassy.
The perfect expression of terroir- this collaboration between Anne Saxelby in NYC and Jasper Hill Farm in VT won First Runner Up for Best of Show by the American Cheese Society in 2018. The wheels are brine washed for six months then coated in hay from Jasper Hill’s one of a kind cropping center. The cheese is an exploration into the impact of the cow’s diet o n the finished cheese. It is firm, nutty, and complex with flavors of caramel, chestnut honey, earth, toasted bread, and tropical fruit.
Digital gift certificates- for the cheese lover you know wants to decide for themselves.
Effie's Homemade Biscuits
Simply put, Effies Homemade are the best biscuits for cheese. Lightly sweet with just a bit of chew they're more refined than a cookie and more dynamic than a cracker. Proudly founded in Dorchester, Massachusetts, we are very excited to have a variety of the incredible flavors they make with love showcasing how baking for others is always a gesture of caring.
Oatcake, the original Walnut,with cranberry & fennel Corn, with a hint of anise
Fennel Carrots - EPIC Pickles says “Bizarre sounding - yes. Amazing - holy friggin' cow! The sweetness of the carrots and anise of the fennel pair like a couple in love”
Spicy Dills - EPIC makes these rockin’ spicy spears. Serranos give the perfect kick. We eat them with everything.
Kosher Dills - EPIC Pickles makes these classic koshers. With good garlic, dill, and plenty of salt and tang, they’re exactly what you expect (in the best way.)
Spicy Okra - EPIC Pickles makes probably the best okras we’ve ever had. Sour and spicy, they’re always the first to disappear at the party.
Sweet and Spicy - EPIC Pickles makes sweet and spicy pickle chips that we can’t not put on every sandwich we eat.
A craveable 1-year old gouda with incredible texture
Owned by Tammy and Ron Lubsen who immigrated from the Netherlands in 1980, Forx Farm buys its high-quality milk from Southern Oaks Jersey Farm & Creamery just 30 minutes away. This 1 year old gouda has tropical fruit flavors with notes of toasted nuts and sweet cream.
A classically styled washed rind which has some serious masculine notes- strong and bod. Eat that rind! It has a beautiful, tacky rind giving way to a fudgy, silky, and rich paste that tastes sweet, grassy, nutty, and earthy.
The gift of cheese for someone who wants to enjoy Vaughan Cheese in person. In shop only- cannot be used online at vaughancheese.com
The gift of cheese for anyone who wants to visit Vaughan Cheese in North Beach, MD. This physical gift certificate can be used in the restaurant for anything at all and it never expires! Note- this physical gift certificate cannot be redeemed online for purchases at vaughancheese.com. For digital gift certificates shop here.
Semi firm goat wheel covered in flowers and herbs.
A gorgeous 1 lb semi-hard wheel covered in beautiful flowers and herbs- the perfect Summer cheese- even if it’s not quite Summer. The paste is mild and buttery flavor while the herbs and flowers on the outside makes for an incredibly aromatic palate reminiscent of walking through a grassy field of flowers and lavender
Rockin’ spicy, irreverent, and next level delicious coarse ground mustard.
Lusty Monk only uses mustard seed, vinegar, and salt. What makes it SO SPICY? The secret is in cold-processing and holding that keeps the spicy mustard oil intact.
Meat Crafters Salami
Incredibly delicious Maryland made salami from
Meat Crafters in Landover, Maryland
Fuet Salami - These balanced and uncomplicated salami follow a recipe from Northern Spain. Made only with Duroc pork, salt, and pepper it showcases the transformative power of the fermentation and aging process.
Dillio Salami - These delicious Italian inspired salami are made with Duroc pork, dill pollen, garlic, and red wine. The subtle dill flavor is wonderfully aromatic.
Porcini Salami- Made with Duroc pork, salt, pepper, and porcini mushrooms, this salami is delicious, balanced, and appropriately mushroomy.
Chorizo- This Spanish-style sausage is made with the perfect balance of pork, paprika, garlic, cayenne, salt, and pepper. The right balance of spicy and savory.
be surprised by a selection of what’s super delicious right now
Get excited about a fun way to experiment with new cheeses. Owner, Megan, will surprise you with cheeses that are super delicious right now. Each box is different and unique but always delicious.
a $45 box includes at least 1.25 lbs of cheese
a $65 box includes at least 2 lbs of cheese
a $130 box includes at least 4 lbs of cheese
A creamy and bitter washed rind- perfect for beer pairings.
These 12 pound wheels are made as a nod to Morbier- with a tacky orange rind and a line of ash in the center. The perfect pairing for microbrews, this creamy washed rind is perfectly balanced, creamy, and bitter with a long and slightly bitter finish from being washed.
An Alpine style wheel which is the perfect cheese expression of the farm’s mountainous terrain.
These beautiful 14 lb Alpine-style wheels are one of Meadow Creek Dairy’s 3 produced cheeses. It is smooth and supple cheese with a paste that dissolves on the tongue- buttery rich with notes of roasted nuts and finishing with a rich, beefy, and caramel flavors
Judged “best cheese in the world” at the 2019/202 World Cheese Awards, Rogue River Blue is a true showstopper. Made from organic cow's milk during autumn then aged for 9 months and wrapped in pear liqueur soaked Syrah grape leaves.
the limited-edition spoonable (and crave-able) washed rind bound in spruce
Available only during the months of November and December while the cows are eating the winter’s dry hay, this gooey and spoonable washed wheel is the ideal centerpiece to any festive table. It is rich and deep in flavor reminiscent of beef broth, cured meat, cultured cream, toasted nuts, and grass.
A perfectly balanced ode to the South with local whiskey soaked fig leaves
An ode to the south- these wheels are wrapped in Chattanooga Whiskey soaked local fig leaves. It is complex and nuanced with a fun balance of salty-sweet-savory. Notes of sassafras, bacon, dark chocolate, and tropical fruit
Beautiful hand ladled loaves have incredible longevity-changing from bright and young to robust, savory, and creamy over their 2 month post ageing lives. The fluffy and lactic paste is surprisingly mushroomy and savory with bright acid and a clean finish
A raw and unfiltered wildflower honey from Bowie, Maryland
Stormy Acres Bee Farm, run by Allan and Elaine Storm, are among our very favorites. Located in Bowie, Maryland, they specialize in fantastic wildflower honey. Every harvest is a little different depending on what the bees are into.
the namesake of Capriole Farm is this soft and pretty wheel covered in flower petals, herbs, and fennel pollen
Stunning 1/3 lb wheels of fresh goaty deliciousness that are the definition of eating first with our eyes. Feast away on the delicate, tart, and lactic with its fine and airy texture and flavors of fresh grass, herbs, and flowers. The rind is covered in fresh flower petals, herbs, and fennel pollen.
Be a part of keeping American farms open and supported during the Covid-19 crisis. 10% of sales donated to Anne Saxelby Legacy Fund
Covid-19 has left the American cheese industry extremely vulnerable. Many small farms and specialty artisans across the country are hurting right now. Let’s work together to keep them open. Each purchase of a Victory Cheese box is a 10% donation to World Central Kitchen and gets you:
Dark Milk Bar (55%) | a perfectly balanced dark and creamy bar
Videri Chocolate Factory makes this amazingly dark 90% Chocolate Bar. It is fruity and complex without being sweet, bitter, or overly astringent. It’s a crazy chocolate experience on its own, and perfect addition to fun pairings.
powerballs of goat-y flavor
Gorgeous balls of ashed rind goat's milk ideal for aging. Beneath her wrinkly exterior lies a complexity not often found in such a young cheese. When young, its thin skin is white and slightly wrinkled. Closer to 5 weeks old its dryer and crumbling, becoming more wrinkled, allowing the ash to shine through. Notes of lemon, allspice, and a distinct goat tang show through with a milk flavor and light, firm texture
Celebrate the winning cheeses from the 2023 American Cheese Society Judging Competition. Each box will contain an assortment of styles of cheeses- every one of them will be winners.
Celebrate and savor the winers of this year's American Cheese Society Judging Competition. Owner, Megan, will surprise you with a variety of cheeses that were winners this year. Each box is different and unique but always delicious.
a $55 box includes at least 1.25 lbs of cheese
a $75 box includes at least 2 lbs of cheese
a $150 box includes at least 4 lbs of cheese
The perfect Alpine cheese with a smooth and balanced paste
This perfectly balanced sweet and savory hard cheese has a beautifully granular yet firm texture and flavors of roasted almonds and thyme with a long and subtly sweet and herbaceous finish.