Maryland is open for cheese business. Taste what Maryland has to offer. Taste three different styles of cheeses all from Vaughan Cheese's home state.
Maryland has so many incredible farmers all over the state that are passionate about their animals and making awesome cheese. Have 3 completely different styles of cheeses all made right in Vaughan Cheeses's home state.
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.
Without question, the most delicious granola bars ever.
Awesome Bars in Petaluma, California make singularly delicious granola bars. They use all natural ingredients with no preservatives, no protein powders, and no GMO products. We love them for breakfast, snacks, with cheeses crumbled up, or just whenever we need a boost of awesome.
This "cute baby" is a showstopper with its luscious and spreadable paste.
These luscious and pudgy wheels are milky and buttery with a sweet paste and a spreadable texture. The little darlings have been brine washed for 2 weeks during aging and the rind develops just a bit of delicate geotrichum dusting.
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.
Bob's Bees Wildflower Honey
A raw and unfiltered wildflower honey
Robert Perkins with Bob’s Bees tends to his bees in Portsmouth, Virginia who make this delicious wildflower honey. These raw, unfiltered, unpasteurized 2 oz bears are adorable to look at and delicious to eat with hard and blue cheeses.
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.
This award-winning, interesting and creamy washed rind is the perfect introduction to stinky cheese. It is clean and savory with a smooth and pliable texture- not too pungent but still earthy and interesting. It is hand flipped and washed every other day using a liquid of water, salt, and the cultures geotrichum and brevibacterium linens
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.
These bloomy wheels are fluffy downy white on the outside with a pearly white and crumbly paste. They are tangy and goaty with plenty of mineral flavor. The name references the penicillium candidum and geotrichum candidum that form the bloomy rind (as well as a Voltaire novel).
Digital gift certificates- for the cheese lover you know wants to decide for themselves.
a buttery, grassy, rich, and funky natural rind
Let’s work hard and get dirty! This mixed milk wheel is a seven-pound gem utilizing the fatty qualities of cow’s milk with the structured flavor profile of goat’s milk. It is buttery and rich with a funky yet linear flavor profile.
Everything you need for a cheese party of 7 or more. A gift box includes:
.5 lbs of 5 different seasonal cheeses
full description cards of each cheese
Small bag of Lyon Bakery lavache crackers
3 oz jar of Sidehill Farm Jam (choice of Wild Blueberry, Cinnamon Pear, Damson Plum, or Strawberry Rhubarb)
5.75 oz Jar of Fools Gold Wildflower Honey
2 oz jar of Mustard & Co. mustard
Specialty chocolate bar from Videri Chocolate Factory
Meat Crafters Salami (choice of Dillio, Chorizo, Porcini, or Fuet)
a Vaughan Cheese exclusive cheese tasting book (keep track of your favorite cheeses)
Field of Creams
a fluffy and herbaceous bloomy rind
This fluffy 1/2 lb wheel of bloomy goodness is the perfect balance between herbed, spiced, warming, and lactic. The fluffy, mottled rind is dotted with woodland herbs while the paste retains its smooth and creamy white color.
Harvested from North Carolina and Virginia, Fools Gold brings us delicious honey that’s perfect with hard and blue cheeses.
Forx 12 Month Gouda
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 ideal hard and crumbly cheese that is incredibly balanced and wildly delicious. The paste is crumbly and pleasantly granular with bright acidity and mineral driven with tropical fruit notes, honey, and sourdough bread.
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
Pass the time by enjoying and learning about delicious cheeses. Owner, Megan, will surprise you with cheeses that are super delicious right now. Each box is different and unique, will support Vaughan Cheese, and help us remain open.
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
all boxes include descriptions of the cheeses and a cheese tasting book to keep track of your tasty bites
Merry Goat Round Spruce Reserve
A spoonable gooey goat’s milk
This strapping gentleman is best when you take his top off. No- seriously- just cut off the top before it warms up and spoon it out. It has a very loose and spoonable paste that is woodsy, lactic, and vegetal with a coating palate and a very long finish.
These perfect little buttons of aged goat’s milk are just the right addition to any dish needing a salty and tangy punch- or just for delicious snacking.The little 3-4 oz wheels take on an easy-to-crack texture and taste like toasted nuts and dried grass.
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.
Head to the top of the mountain with this six-ounce pyramid of bloomy, ashed, slightly blue deliciousness!. The patchy blue, grey, and white mold rind gives way to a creamline soul and a flyffy interior that tastes like minerals and hay.
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
These 2 pound wheels are bright and lactic. Their size makes perfect for eating out of hand or for baking with fruits and nuts for large parties. Either way, it is creamy and gooey with notes of lemon, mushroom, and onion, and grassy palate and a bright lactic finish.
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
These 4-5 pound wheels are made in the traditional Manchego basket molds and have a beautifully textured oily rind. It is the perfect cheese for snacking with cured meats and wine- crumbly, salty, and delicious. It is incredibly full bodied with all the flavors of sheep’s milk- salty, meaty, and herbaceous
The most intense fruit flavor. Just fruit and sugar.
Sidehill Farm makes the most intensely fruit flavored jam in the simplest, most straightforward way- they boil the freshest fruit with cane sugar. That’s it.
ashed rind loaves of creamy goodness
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 beautiful natural rind semi-hard like whipped butter and musty hay
Reminiscent of how your house smells when you throw open the windows on the first vaguely warm day in spring. This natural rind cheese tastes like sweet grasses and musty hay with the texture of whipped butter.
Our favorite farm right now is Prodigal Farm in Rougemont, North Carolina. Their cheeses are simultaneously approachable and mind-blowing.
Prodigal Farm makes truly incredible cheeses- from soft and bloomy to semi-hard to blue, we've never met a cheese made there that we didn't completely love. Everything they do focuses on raising happy and healthy goats and you can really taste this in their cheeses. Feast on 3 completely different styles and have fun comparing and contrasting individual cheeses while tasting the common thread of thoughtful animal husbandry and cheesemaking.
a fresh cow's milk like whipped lactic butter
This fresh cow's milk cheese is perfect for topping salads or spreading on bread. Each tub contains ¼ lb and tastes like a lactic whipped butter. Think chèvre- but with cows.
Be a part of keeping American farms open and supported during the Covid-19 crisis. 10% of sales donated to World Central Kitchen
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