Artisanal Cheese

Our Featured Gourmet Artisanal Cheese
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This raw semi-soft sheep cheese that is aged for at least 60 days. You will find whole peppercorns throughout this award-winning California cheese. Pepato is based on an Italian Pecorino Toscano and is a great addition for a cheeseboard, or shaved on salad or pasta. It’s also quite scrumptious in ravioli or gnocchi. A good Pinot Noir brings out the best in Pepato. Please note that wheels vary slightly in total weight, you will be charged for the actual weight of the wheel that you will receive. 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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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
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  • American Bijou is like a small French Crottins de Chavignol cheese that you can find on many French market places. This very small, 2-inch in diameter and 1 inch high, gourmet goat cheese is made from pasteurized milk and has a very smooth and creamy texture; a sweet and mild rind and the taste reminds you of fresh flowers, citrus, hazelnuts and yeast Bijou (French for jewel) can be kept for appro... read more
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  • Bergenost is an exclusive from Yancey's Fancy New York's Artisan Cheese. It is a triple creme Norwegian-style cheese. The Norwegian cultures are imported and give this award-winning cheese it's unique flavor. The cheese has a pale white-yellow interior that is very creamy and semi-soft; a nice contrast with the dark green wax. The taste is rich and milky and somewhat different from other Scandinav... read more
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