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Hooray for Kosher Cabot! - Karen's Musings
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Hooray for Kosher Cabot!
I've been very frustrated that Cabot cheese is Tablet-K certified, but products that cabot cheese is used in is OU certified. I don't eat Tablet-K cheese. I do eat OU cheese. I've been writing to Cabot for about six months now trying to convince them that there IS marketability if they certified their whole cheese line through the OU. Apparently I wasn't the only one.

(Note: this cheese is NOT cholov yisroel)

I received this email on a list recently:
The Cabot Creamery of Cabot, Vermont, producers of award-winning cheddar,
now offer an OU certified sharp cheddar. This is a marketing test which is
currently available through their web site, and is their first OU certified
hard cheese. It’s a bit more expensive than the locally available kosher
cheddars, but its flavor is far superior to that of Miller’s and HaOlam (my
shipment came today, so that’s my opinion).

http://store.cabotcheese.com/

Here’s what Cabot says:

OU Kosher Sharp Cheddar
All of the cheeses in our online store (except for Smoky Bacon Cheddar) are
already certified kosher by Tablet-K and certified halal by the Islamic Food
and Nutrition Council of America (IFANCA). However, we have received many
consumer inquiries about providing OU-certified cheddar, so we are
conducting this market test. If successful, we will make this product a
permanent addition to our web shopping selection. In the future, we may even
explore making it available through your local supermarket.


I obtained the following information from Cabot with regards to how long this market test will be run before they decide whether to continue supporting the product:

As you know, the OU Sharp Cheddar is now exclusively sold only through our online shopping website. I am told that this test will be extended through Passover, while the supply lasts. At that time, Cabot will make their decision whether the sales merrit them releasing it for distribution to our retail partners. The quicker the cheese is sold the better chances for release at a future date. It would be great if the cheese could be released during the week of Shavuot. We will have to wait and see.


So PLEASE!!! Go buy this product! :)
(though I will say you'll want to get in on it with friends because the shipping is quite prohibitive.)

Current Mood: ecstatic ecstatic

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cahwyguy From: cahwyguy Date: March 17th, 2005 05:57 pm (UTC) (Link)
(1) How did you get the new mood icons? I've been wanting to do that for a while, but I don't have the artistic ability to design the set I want.

(2) I do read Kashrus, so I'm familiar with the different heckshers. Why don't you trust Tablet-K?
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: March 17th, 2005 06:09 pm (UTC) (Link)
My husband did it as a surprise for me. I think allahsulu made the actual icon sized pictures, but Seth created the new mood theme thingy.

I was only slightly annoyed that he got rid of my penguins without asking me. Now I'm kind of getting used to my little guy.

as for the second question, I'm cutting and pasting from WJ:
The fact is that in the case of Cabot Cheese, it's probably fine, but because the agency is not always considered reliable, sometimes it's better to steer away from all of their products (for maris ayin if nothing else) instead of researching which 3 products are acceptable.

Tablet-K, I believe but please don't hold me to this because I could be mixing them up, is sometimes not as cautious with oil and fruit juice as other agencies are. Triangle-K has the same problem. There are actually a fair number of Triangle-K products that are fine, but there are so many that aren't that it's difficult to keep track.
cahwyguy From: cahwyguy Date: March 17th, 2005 06:46 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks for the explanation. I like your new mood icons, but wish they were smaller (size them down 50%). One of these days, I'd like a set of mood icons that are the california highway shield with a face expressing the various modes (i.e., turn the shield into a cartoon character).
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: March 17th, 2005 06:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
I wish they were smaller too. But I'm not sure how he did it and I'm not going to mess with it. Frankly, I'll probably keep them for a couple weeks and then go back to my penguins. I sort of miss my penguins.
allah_sulu From: allah_sulu Date: March 17th, 2005 07:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
That could be done easily enough. Get the smiley-faced mood theme, and paste those facial expressions over the rt-1 shield.
ichur72 From: ichur72 Date: March 17th, 2005 06:57 pm (UTC) (Link)
Sharp cheddar?! Squeeeee!
bluejeanjexy From: bluejeanjexy Date: March 17th, 2005 07:51 pm (UTC) (Link)
I second that Squeeeee!
bluejeanjexy From: bluejeanjexy Date: March 17th, 2005 07:51 pm (UTC) (Link)
That's so not the icon I meant to put there.
This on is.
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: March 17th, 2005 08:00 pm (UTC) (Link)
but it's not cholov yisroel. I'll work on that for you, since my letter writing seems to have helped!
bluejeanjexy From: bluejeanjexy Date: March 17th, 2005 08:06 pm (UTC) (Link)
We eat OU-D
ichur72 From: ichur72 Date: March 17th, 2005 08:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
It's exciting. I've missed sharp cheddar. Now if I can just get this product in Atlanta ...
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: March 17th, 2005 08:53 pm (UTC) (Link)
The only place you can get it at all right now is online. I highly recommend going in with a bunch of people so that you offset the shipping cost somewhat.
bluejeanjexy From: bluejeanjexy Date: March 17th, 2005 07:53 pm (UTC) (Link)
I dig the mood theme. Am I an egotist because I have always wanted a theme that's me making all the appropriate faces?
allah_sulu From: allah_sulu Date: March 17th, 2005 07:56 pm (UTC) (Link)
Get a digital camera and take a lot of face shots.
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: March 17th, 2005 08:01 pm (UTC) (Link)
I think that's funny. :)
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