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Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Cabot Creamery's Road Show

This doesn't seem like front page news, but the folks at Capital News 9 played it up big anyway.

Cabot Creamery's Road Show is in the Capital District and hitting up more than a dozen Price Chopper Supermarkets in town.

That's the Capital Distinct in New York State, BTW.

Why is this of interest to us?

"One thing Cabot is famous for is its cheddar cheese, and cheddar cheese is lactose free. So a lot people who are avoiding dairy still need their source of calcium and the best source of calcium is naturally through cheese, yogurt, or milk. So people who are avoiding milk products can also enjoy Cabot cheese,” said Mark Hackett, Cabot spokesman.

In fact, all their cheeses are lactose free. They claim this on their FAQ page.
Can those with lactose intolerance enjoy Cabot cheeses?
All Cabot cheeses contain zero (0) grams of lactose. Eating any aged cheese should not affect those with lactose intolerance, regardless of how much is eaten, because lactose - the major carbohydrate of cheese - totally disappears within 3 to 4 weeks after the cheese is made.

I'm not completely happy with this statement, because I've often made the point that a company can claim 0 grams of lactose per serving even when it's not strictly true, because federal law allows them to round down if the actual amount is under 0.5 gram. I did check with the firm at one time to make sure that they really meant lactose free and they confirmed that. I hope that policy has not changed.

Curious about the Road Show?
Ever been to a Cabot Road Show? We send teams of Cabot employees (and sometimes even our farmers) out to help people have fun and enjoy our cheese. There are cheese tastings, giveaways, coupons, stickers and more. Here's our schedule for the next 12 weeks:
* Harrisburg, PA on November 7th, 8th and 9th
* Miami, FL on January 3rd, 4th and 5th (come see us at the Three Kings Parade!)
* Tampa, FL on January 10th, 11th and 12th.
You can find information on Cabot events at

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