Artisanal Cheese

Our Featured Gourmet Artisanal Cheese
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Point Reyes Original Blue is an award winning blue cheese made from raw cow's milk. This Californian cheese is beautifully chalky white with sharp lines of contrasting blue-grey veins that give the cheese an almost marble appearance. This widely acclaimed cheese is a true farmstead cheese, only Grade A milk from the family‘s herd of cows is used, these cows are raised from birth right on the property where the cheese is made, which means they have complete control over the process from milk to cheese. The flavor of this gourmet cheese is creamy, sweet, fresh milk with a medium-to-strong punch of blue flavor. Original Blue is aged for a minimum of 6 months, but the cheese will not be overwhelming to the and inexperienced blue cheese taster. Roquefort or Stilton are much stronger than Original Blue. In July of 2011 Original Blue was the winner of read more...
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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  • The first wheel of Flagship, Beecher's signature cheese, was handcrafted in November of 2003. Flagship is a semi-hard cow's milk cheese with a uniquely robust, nutty flavor. It is made with pasteurized milk, carefully aged for 1 year under the watchful eye of the cheesemaker to fully develop its complex flavor and ever-so-slight crumble. At the first annual American Cheesemaker Awards in Californ... read more
  • Bathing BellaVitano Gold in balsamic vinegar Sartori's cheesemaker Mike Matucheski has given this gourmet cheese a sweet coating that paid off in a fantastic cheese with multiple awards, among which a first place in the 2010 American Cheese Society Competition. Imagine the sweet, nutty, fruity flavors of a BellaVitano Gold blessed with a few prized drops of Modena balsamic vinegar. Sound delicious... read more
  • 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 a... read more
  • The Marin French Cheese company knows how to make a Triple Creme Brie, in 2005 and 2010 the received a Gold Award for the 'Best Pasteurized Brie' in the World Cheese Awards in the UK, beating the French and that is something to remember. Winning awards is something the California Rouge et Noir brand does on a regular basis, like a 2nd place in the American Cheese Society Competition in 2012. The ... read more
  • Midnight Moon from Cypress Grove is a goat's milk cheese that is aged for at least one year, resulting in a nutty and brown-buttery flavor, with prominent caramel notes. This artisanal gouda-style cheese has a beautiful pale, ivory color, the texture is firm and dense and the taste is smooth with a slight graininess long-aged cheeses have. The wheel is finished in a beautiful black wax that a... read more
  • Raspberry BellaVitano cheese is soaked in New Glarus Raspberry Tart Ale, resulting in a cheese that features the unique Parmesan flavor and creamy Cheddar texture with bright notes of ruby-red raspberries in combination with hazelnut and brown-butter flavors. To make a long explanation short: a deliciously complex cheese. It is one of Wisconsin-based Sartori's Reserve Award-winning cheese. Pair th... read more
  • Humboldt Fog is one of the American beauties when it comes to cheeses. Mary Keens at Cypress Grove, California, is the creator of this young goat's milk cheese with its impressive appearance and superior flavor. The texture is creamy and luscious with a subtle tangy flavor. Each handcrafted wheel features a ribbon of edible vegetable ash along its center and a coating of ash under its exterior to ... read more
  • Espresso BellaVitano is one of the award-winning cheeses in the Sartori Reserve product line. This gourmet cheese is a delicious treat for your breakfast or dessert. Freshly roasted espresso is hand-rubbed into sweet, sugary BellaVitano wheels aged to creamy perfection. The cheese received a Silver Medal in the 2010 World Cheese Awards and a 3rd place in the 2011 American Cheese Society Competitio... read more
  • Belle & The Bees Breakfast Cheese combines two indulgences in one: Creamy Belle Chevre goat cheese and Savannah Bee Company Tupelo Honey. Simply spread on a bagel for a healthy start to your day or on a cracker for the perfect savory afternoon snack. You never knew 'good for you' could taste so great. Belle & The Bees Breakfast Cheese was honored with a Silver Sofi Award at the Fancy Food ... read more
  • Just Jack is a classic Monterey Jack with a creamy, slow-cooked flavor; it's like going to the next level; a special recipe of Seattle's Beecher's Handmade Cheeses. Just Jack is an artisanal cheese made of pure whole milk from a single herd of cows. Enjoy Just Jack in a sandwich, a snack, or grate and melt it over any of your dishes, your own macaroni and cheese.... read more
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