I know, messing with the Fah Noth accent, but I'm allowed, as a descendant of many such folk, my mothah bawn in Springfield, MA, which is not as Fah Noth, but, oh well.
Chez nous we love extra sharp cheddar, period. But when Cabot Cheese--"owned by dairy farmers since 1919"--markets Seriously Cheddar, along with all the others, Private Stock ( extra sharp,) and Extra Sharp, and NY Extra Sharp, well, one wonders. Apparently "Seriously" can be sharper than Extra, in a mistakey kind of way..."It's a cult thing," says the website. Hmmm...1200 dairy farmers working together.
The farmers of Cabot co-op worked together from 1919, but it wasn't until 1930...
In fact, in 1930 cows outnumbered people, 421,000 to 359,000. It was at this time that the company hired its first cheesemaker and cheddar cheese entered the product line for the first time.
If you are in Cabot, you can take a factory tour, sample cheese, demand to be taken seriously.
BTW This co-op's full fat Greek-style yogurt is...Fabulous!
For those with a fascination with names, read on:
"As far as can be discovered, Cabot is the only town in Vermont to have been named as a result of a romantic attachment. Major Lyman Hitchcock of Connecticut and Miss Sophia Cabot fell in love while Lyman was still in the Continental Army. Sophia's father refused to let his daughter marry a soldier, and the lovers were thwarted. Then Lyman got in on a Vermont grant in which he was the next-to-largest land buyer. Sophia's father went north with a survey crew to inspect the holdings of his would-be son-in-law and liked what he saw. He gave the couple his blessing, and the other grantees of Lyman's Vermont town agreed to let him name it for his fiancee. After the Revolution, the young couple settled on their Vermont land, and the 1790 Census (actually taken for Vermont in 1791) listed Lyman Hitchcock as head of a household of four people."