Cabot has also lead the way in the movement for eating healthier, more local, and more sustainable. In fact, Cabot Creamery is a family-farmer owned cooperative of more than 1200 farms located throughout New England and New York. 100% of Cabot's profits go back to the farmers to keep on creating delicious cheeses.
Since Cabot cheese is already high in protein and naturally lactose free (a HUGE WIN for this lactose intolerant girl!), it's not hard to transform almost any snack into something delicious and healthy.
One of my favorite healthy, go-to snacks is the tried-and-true "ants on a log," but I had fun kicking this recipe up a notch by replacing the raisins with dried cranberries, all natural peanut butter, and, of course, Extreme Sharp Cheddar Cabot cheese.
The mix of the tangy, creamy cheese with the salty peanut butter, tart cranberries and crunchy, cool celery is an incredible combination. And the fun shape makes a great, kid-friendly snack that's almost as fun to eat as it is delicious.
Ants on a Boat
2 large stalks of celery, rinsed, trimmed and chopped in thirds.
*Note: to make the sticks sit straighter on a plate, slice a small strip from the bottom of each stick to make flat.
24-30 dried cranberries
~1/4 cup natural peanut butter, divided
1/2 block Cabot Extreme Sharp Cheddar cheese
1. Fill each stick with peanut butter.
2. Place 4-5 cranberries on each celery stick.
3. Cut block of Cabot Extreme Sharp Cheddar cheese in half diagonally to make 2 triangles.
4. Carefully cut each triangle (on the long side) into 3 slices, for a total of 6 "sails."
5. Gently stick a toothpick into the bottom of each cheese, and the other end into each "boat."
6. Serve to hungry sailors!