American Gourmet Cheese

Our Featured Gourmet American Cheese
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Marieke Penterman and her team are responsible for this handcrafted, traditional Gouda that is made, using the time-tested Old World, Old Dutch world in this case, cheesemaking methods. The Holland's Family Cheese team transforms fresh, raw cow's milk from their own cows milk on the family farm into award-winning cheese. The equipment, cultures, herbs and spices are all imported from Holland. The fresh cow's milk is piped directly from the first milking of the day into the processing vat. The curd is hand packed into 18 pound forms before going under the press. It is then brined for 60 hours. The wheels are then transferred to the special curing room and aged on Dutch pine planks which absorb the liquid as the cheese ages. Marieke Mature Gouda is 6-9 months old, rich and full-flavored with a subtle bite and caramel notes. Pair this gourmet Gouda cheese with dried cherries and candied pecans, Zinfandel or spiced rum. This truly amazing gourmet cheese made it to the top - it was awarded the 2013 Grand Champion of the U.S. Championship Cheese read more...

Browse our fine selection of gourmet cheeses proudly made in the USA. Our selection includes American Artisanal, Award Winners, Blue, Soft, Hard, Goat’s, Sheep and Cow’s milk, in almost any combination or variety imaginable. Gourmands have a growing interest in enjoying locally produced cheese and the great American revival that started decades ago is still going strong.

Boutique American cheese farms with enthusiastic cheese makers are creating simply wonderful products and aid in expanding an appreciation of memorable flavors and stellar quality. Don't underestimate American Fromagiers, they are winning Gold Medals against the best Europe has to offer.

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