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
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
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.
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.
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:
a book to keep track of all of your cheeses from 33 Books Co.
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
Everything you need for a cheese party of up to 6 people. A gift box includes:
.5 lbs of 3 different seasonal cheeses
full description cards of each cheese
Small bag of Lyon Bakery lavache crackers
3 oz jar of Infused Spreads Blueberry Ginger Jam
5.75 oz Jar of Fool’s Gold Wildflower Honey
Meat Crafters Salami (choice of Dillio or Fuet)
a Vaughan Cheese exclusive cheese tasting book (keep track of your favorite cheeses)
the perfect terroir driven cheese
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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
Don't beat around the bush with this plate- three showstopper cheeses that will impress, disappear, and then have everyone asking... what's that cheese?
Having guests with varied tastes over and want to impress everyone? Planning a party and just don't know what people will like? Going to someone's home and need bring something everyone will love? Fret not! This selection is sure to be a crowd pleaser with 3 straight-up delicious cheeses.
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
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.
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.
Tasting Prodigal Farm Flight
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.
Old Man Highlander
an aged and still super creamy cow’s milk cheese
So easy to love- this cheese is super creamy with a long and sweet finish. It is smooth and bright with a long finish reminiscent of cave- musty, sweet, and grassy
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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