The award winning Deer Creek Specialty Cheddar collection is a family of the finest hand selected Wisconsin aged Cheddars in the marketplace. In fact, Deer Creek specialty Cheddars are some of the most decorated classic aged Cheddars in recent history, having won 12 top awards in the past 6 years.
As cheeses age, they take on certain nuances in flavor, texture, and appearance that change and develop over time. As a Wisconsin licensed cheese grader, Founder Chris Gentine hand selects only the choicest vats in order to showcase outstanding Wisconsin Cheddar after 1, 3, 5, and 7 years of proper aging.
At 1 year, the cheese should have a full, round Cheddar flavor, yet still maintain its creaminess. After 3 years of aging, the cheese should take on a rich, bold, yet clean Cheddar flavor that should make you want to take another bite…and then another…
Only well aged and catalogued vats of cheese are able to
maintain their quality and consistency after 5 years of aging. We reevaluate numerous vats of cheese in order choose only the very best and to certify our 5 Year as a Wisconsin Grade A cheese. Our Deer Creek 5 Year Private Reserve is the perfect concert of sharp and savory that we are searching for. At 7 years, a cheese’s flavor should become very robust, yet balanced, with a smooth, creamy body and the unique flavor complexities that only proper aging can deliver.
At Deer Creek, we believe that just because it’s old, doesn’t mean it’s good. That’s why we hand select only the very best.
Whether you’re looking for a fun evening with family and friends, or simply wanting to enjoy the special nuances that unfold as Cheddars age, we’ve written The Art of Tasting, Deer Creek’s Specialty Cheddar Flight. Click here to read more.