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Grafton Village Clothbound Cheddar Spiced Fricos

Grafton Village Clothbound Cheddar Spiced Fricos

This nuanced clothbound cheddar from Vermont lends itself perfectly to lacey baked cheese crisps.


  • 4 ounces Grafton Village Clothbound Cheddar grated
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon ground clove
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  • ►Preheat oven to 425°F. Spray a baking sheet with cooking oil and top with parchment.
  • ►Using a micrograter or the finest side on your box grater, grate the Grafton Village Clothbound Cheddar into a bowl.
  • ►In a separate small bowl, combine spices.
  • ►Using your fingers or a spoon, scoop the grated cheese into loose mounds about 1 inch in diameter on baking sheet, leaving approximately 1 inch between each. Top the mounds with a sprinkle of spice mixture.
  • ►Place baking sheet on top oven rack. Bake for 4 to 8 minutes, watching carefully until the melted cheese has stopped bubbling and the edges are slightly tanned. To avoid bitterness, be careful not to let edges get too brown.
  • ►Remove baking sheet from the oven and allow to sit for 2 minutes. With a soft spatula, transfer each frico to a cooling rack (cover the cooling rack with a paper towel first, to absorb any oil from the fricos). Serve with your favorite jams (we recommend apple or dark berry), or top with a crisp apple slice.


Put your own spin on this recipe by swapping in your favorite spice. Let us know your variation in the comments!
Sponsored by Grafton Village Cheese.

Monica Petrucci

Monica is Culture's former Social Media Editor. Coming from a formaggio-obsessed Italian family, she was very excited to combine her passions for cheese and writing at Culture. She loves experimenting in the kitchen and pairing wine and cheese in her spare time.

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