Artisanal Cheese

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
Picture of marieke mature raw milk gouda
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 read more...
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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
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