Browse our great selection of International Gourmet Soft-Ripened cheeses. Soft-ripened cheeses (also called surface-ripened or bloomy cheeses) are ripened from the outside in; they are soft and often runny at room temperature. The most common soft-ripened cheeses have a white, bloomy rind that is sometimes flecked with red or brown. The rind is edible and is produced by spraying the surface of the cheese with a special mold, called penicillium candidum, before the brief aging period. Soft-ripened cheeses can be made with raw or pasteurized milk, but the ones made with pasteurized milk cannot be imported into the US due to the USDA required 60 days maturation time. Cheeses in the soft-ripened category include brie, camembert styles, and the triple crèmes. Try them and let us know what you think by giving us your opinion in a product review.
We will be adding exciting new Gourmet Soft-Ripened Cheeses frequently, so come back soon!
Our Featured Gourmet Soft Ripened Cheese
The double-cream Mirabo Walnut offers a creamy background of soft-ripened cheese with small pieces of real walnut that add a distinct flavor.
This tasty combination of the calcium from the cheese and the fiber and protein from the nuts makes Mirabo Walnut an indulgence. With its unique blossom shape and white mold, Mirabo has an unmistakable appearance that can be the finishing touch on any cheeseboard.
We cut and wrap this cheese in wedges of 8 ounces and 1 pound, or if you prefer to purchase an entire wheel of 3 pounds, please contact us. read more...