#1 Clothbound Cheddar in US
(American Cheese Society)
Flagship Reserve is a special version of our signature Flagship cheese. It is made only on days when the milk composition is just right. The last curds on the table from these makes are used to produce Flagship Reserve truckles as it allows for slightly lower moisture, higher salt content and thus a richer taste and texture while maintaining a clean, creamy finish.
In addition to using this special raw material, Flagship Reserve is traditionally cloth-bound and open-air aged. This method allows a 14 to 16% moisture loss during aging, concentrating the already rich flavor and producing a long finish.