Cheddar Cheese 5 Year Old Extra Sharp Half Loaf

Cheddar Cheese 5 Year Old Extra Sharp Half Loaf

43 Customer Ratings
Item Number: #1179
Weight: 2.50lbs

Wisconsin is leading in Cheddar production, which makes it no surprise that this Cheddar is one of our most popular cheeses. This Wisconsin Cheddar has been aged for over 5 years, giving it a rich flavor and slightly tangy bite. As cheddar ages it loses its smooth, firm texture and becomes more granular and crumbly. This is a traditional Wisconsin golden colored cheddar. The sharp flavor makes this cheese perfect for any beer or wine tasting, gives sandwiches a delicious zing, and can even be paired perfectly with gourmet sausage.

The Basics

Region: Kiel, WI

Milk Type: Cow

Pasteurization: Pasteurized

Rennet Type: Vegetarian

Age: 5 years

Ingredients: Pasteurized milk, cheese culture, salt, enzymes, and annatto (vegetable color)

Cheese Profile


  • young
  • medium
  • aged
  • old


  • soft
  • medium
  • hard
  • brittle


  • mild
  • medium
  • strong
  • pungent

Pairing Recommendations

  • Malbec
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Zinfandel
  • Chardonnay
  • Merlot
  • IPA
  • Pale Ale
  • Pilsner
  • Stout
  • Porter

Other Cheese Pairings
Salami, Savory Crackers, Nuts, Crusty Artisan Bread, Dried Fruit

Product Reviews (6)

Excellent Cheese
By Jim Sullivan

A couple of years ago a friend gifted me with a half loaf of 5 year old extra sharp Cheddar cheese. It was the finest cheese I have ever tasted. Shortly after we (my wife and I) finished that bar I ordered another...and another...and continued to order it right up to the present. Your service is excellent and without fail your product arrives as promised on the specified date. I have only had one bad experience and that was with my order before last. I never received the cheese but I'm 100% convinced, based on your previous outstanding service, that the problem was on my end as I fear the 'porch pirates' got to the box before I did. I do not in any way doubt for a moment that the cheese was shipped to me as it always has been and I will continue to be a regular customer with the Wisconsin Cheese Mart. You guys are the best. Jim Sullivan

By Leita Willson

This is one of the best sharp cheeses. Nice sharp taste. Texture is perfect.

By Janice Allen

This is a very delicious cheese. I am use to New York Extra sharp cheese, but I now love the Wisconsin extra sharp 5 year aged cheese too.

Good cheese
By Lawrence Devolld

This was the perfect balance. I tend to like sharp or strong flavored cheeses and this one had the perfect level of flavor and texture. I'll buy more of these in the future.

Nothing like Wisconsin cheddar
By Echo Mesaga

Living on the east coast, we really miss Wisconsin cheddar. I order it here quite often. It comes on time, and tastes like home.

January Purchase
By Julie Van Kleeck

The 5 year old cheese is beyond good. And when on sale how can you not indulge!

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