Browse our superb selection of Artisanal or Artisan cheeses. Cheeses that are lovingly handcrafted by cheese makers in limited quantities, using old world traditional craftsmanship, creating new, sometimes complex tastes and varieties. One type of Artisanal Cheese is also known as Farmstead Cheese, a designation given to those cheeses made with milk from the producers own herds of cows or sheep or goats. Sample from our fine selection of Artisanal Cheese and find out why this gourmet cheese classification is garnering well deserved respect among critics and connoisseurs alike.
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Our Featured Gourmet Artisanal Cheese
Merlot BellaVitano Gold is soaked in fine Merlot adding hints of berry and plum to a rich, creamy cheese with nutty, fruity flavors. Inspired by traditional, Italian farmstead cheese, with the addition of artisan craftsmanship this gourmet cheese is a match made in heaven.
Pair this cheese with Chianti, Port and light Italian reds, or Indian Pale Ale, Sweet Cider or Dark Malty Ale. Food pairings are easy as cheese and Merlot is already a perfect couple, add some nut, dry fruits, rustic bread and you're set.
This gourmet cheese was awarded a 3rd place at the 2011 and a 2nd place at the 2012 American Cheese Society Competition in the Open Category made from cow’s milk marinated in liquids and ingredients. read more...