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A “truckle” is a wheel, the traditional shape for cheddars according to Milton Creamery, who produce the outstanding Flory’s Truckle with milk from the Flory farm in Missouri.


A wedge of Flory’s Truckle.

The cows are grass-fed most of the year and receive no growth hormones. The cheese is cloth-wrapped and aged for a year. It has many of the qualities of a hard cheese, with very rich, deep flavor, but a relatively creamy texture. I grated it onto pasta, and it was divine.

Milton Creamery also makes the milder snacking cheddar Prairie Breeze which was part of my Birthday Loot. I’m looking forward to trying it.