Cheshire, Massachusetts: Replica of the Mammoth Cheese

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Address:
1 Main St., Cheshire, MA
Directions:
Downtown, on the north side of Main St./Church St., at its intersection with Railroad St. and the Appalachian Trail.
Hours:
Late May - mid-Oct. Taken indoors in cold weather months. Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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Replica of the Mammoth Cheese

Full-size replica of a 1,235-pound wheel of cheese presented to President Thomas Jefferson in 1802. Unveiled in June 2021.

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Replica of the Mammoth Cheese

Maybe the cheese replica actually did go bad; it is not there.

[Kurt Deion / kurtshistoricsites.com, 03/09/2022]

The cheese is kept indoors and out-of-view during the winter months.

Replica of the Mammoth Cheese

They now have a Big Cheese monument, a replica of the giant wheel of cheese made by Cheshire residents in the early 1800s. It's installed alongside the Ashuwilticook Rail Trail.

[Suzanne Engels, 06/26/2021]

The 1,235-pound cheese was presented to President Thomas Jefferson in 1802. White House guests nibbled on it for several years before it began to smell bad and was thrown away.

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