Halal Certified Cheddar Cheese

Shopping at Costco is both exciting and overwhelming. I always worry that I’ll miss something and equally worry that I’ll buy something in my excitement for the variety and quantity that is not actually halal. 

With regards to one product, my worry was replaced with delight when I was studying the cheese aisle. Which flavor should I choose for the meals I plan to create this week? Should I experiment with European varieties or stick to the American varieties I already know? Should I buy slices, blocks or cubes?

I stumbled upon a Vermont brand I’m familiar with from shopping at Trader Joe’s- it was the Cabot brand of Vermont. When I turned it over to search for the ingredients, I discovered a Halal certification symbol right next to the Kosher certification symbol. I had to blink to make sure I wasn’t just seeing what I wanted to see. Sure enough, it was real, but on only this type of cheese made by Cabot, not the other varieties at this particular Costco (Mt. Prospect, IL).  

Here are the details of the cheese:

Sharp Classic Vermont Cheddar Cheese made by Cabot of Vermont. Net wt. 2 LB. Ingredients: Milk, Cheese Cultures, Salt, Enzymes. Manufactured by Cabot Creamery, Cabot, VT 05647. http://www.cabotcheese.com/  They even have a Cabot blog! http://www.cabotblog.com/products/. It appears you cannot buy their products online, but the website does have a store locator and a host of recipes and other information about cheese that is quite thoghtful of its consumers. No wonder, it’s dairy-farmer owned, since 1919.

For the Costco warehouse nearest you, click on: http://www.costco.com/Warehouse/locator.aspx

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  1. Hi and thanks so much for the nice write-up! We are very proud to offer Halal-certified cheese. 🙂

    I wanted to let you know that we do indeed have an online store. It definitely comes in handy for those who don’t live near stores where they can get Cabot cheese. The online catalog can be found here:


    Thanks again,


  2. Cabot cheese really is some of the best there is anyway! 🙂 So YAY!

  3. Thanx for this info Will help me a lot to make my pizza Ambreen Owais

  4. So, I’m way late on this, but I’ve just recently taken up looking into Halal cheeses and I already loved Cabot, so YAY! And how awesome they responded to your blog post!

  5. Could we find this brand in Alberta, Canada too?

  6. I didn’t even know cheese could be halal or needed to be rather until my fiance told me about it. I do love a good cheese and all this time I didn’t know it was haraam. I will definitely be checking my local costco for this brand. Thank you.

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  9. Asalam Aleikum,,

    PLEASE, PLEASE list the name brands of cheese that you have already verified to be halal or kosher, and where to get them. I live in San Diego and I am currently in search of Halal nacho cheese sauce. If any one knows where I can find nacho cheese sauce , please let me know… My email is hafsa2.faith@gmail.com. (copy and paste the email address for accuracy)



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