Every now and then I find myself tempted to buy a wedge of sharp cheddar cheese when I see the wheel sitting on the counter of a farm stand or variety store. This cheddar is from Cabot, and I picked it up at the Skoolhouse Variety in Weld, Maine after hiking Tumbledown. In this case, the cheese wheel wasn’t sitting on the counter, but the small wedges of cheese were packaged neatly and sitting in a basket by the register.
I was saddened by the fact that this little school had closed, and wondered how far the children must now have to travel to go to school. At the same time, it was nice to see that someone had decided to purchase the property and put it to good use in the community.
When I finally cut into the cheese, I was happy to find it crumbly and sharp, just as I had hoped it would be.