Hard Texture Gourmet Cheese

Browse our great selection of Hard Texture Gourmet Cheese. These cheeses are aged for a very long time; years rather than months. In hard gourmet cheese such as the long aged Goudas, you will often see a uniquely crystalline texture and these crunchy bits add to the intense flavor of well-matured hard cheeses. Try them and let us know what you think by giving us your opinion in a product review.

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Our Featured Hard Texture Gourmet Cheese
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P'tit Basque is a French sheep's milk cheese that has been around for only a little longer than 10 years; since 1997. P'tit Basque is sometimes compared to a Manchego, the great Spanish sheep cheese, but the similarities seem to limited to the rinds basket-weave markings. P'tit Basque, indeed a small cheese compared with its famous French cousin Ossau-Iraty, weighs approx. 1.5 pounds. This cheese is made with pasteurized sheep's milk, has a semi-soft, moist and pale interior. The cheese's aroma is that of brown butter and caramel. The flavor is creamy and sweet with some saltiness, much softer than the Manchego or the Ossau-Iraty. P'tit Basque can read more...
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  • Old Amsterdam is an aged Gouda cheese that is aged until the Dutch cheese makers are ready to release it, when they know the cheese had the perfect  flavor and texture. The Westland cheese makers know what they're doing as the cheese won numerous awards over the years, in 2012 Sabor del Ano in Spain, and a golden award for 'Best Dutch Cheese' at the Nantwich Cheese Show. Old Amsterdam has a p... read more
  • This Vintage Gouda is aged 5 years and there are not so many Goudas of that age, with a similar miracle of flavor. The color of this gourmet cheese is deep amber and burnt orange with a texture similar to Parmigiano-Reggiano, very firm and flaky. Its rich flavor and subtle sweetness is intense and complex. It is an excellent substitute for grating cheeses as it caramelizes beautifully; it is even ... read more
  • Prima Donna maturo (extra matured) does not only have a distinct ruby-red label, its taste is full bodied as a high quality extra matured cheese should be. The Dutch makers of Prima Donna know that very well it takes time to age;a cheese to a mature flavor and that's exactly what Prima Donna is allowed to do; to relax/age a little longer than the average cheese to come to her maturity. Prima Donn... read more
  • Parmigiano-Reggiano is a member of the Grana family of very hard Italian cheeses and it has been produced in small-size dairy farms for many hundreds of years. In the English-speaking world this famous cheese is generally known as Parmesan. Parmesan cheese is made in squat drums which look rather like small beer barrels. The rind is a shiny golden brown color and has the name of the cheese printe... read more
  • Reypenaer V.S.O.P. is truly a Dutch gourmet cheese showpiece. Magnificent and well deserved of the V.S.O.P. designation. This delicious gourmet cheese from the Netherlands is matured for about 2 years and during that maturation sheds approximately 25% of its original weight. The white spots you will see on the surface indicate the start of mineral and protein crystallization. In comparison to most... read more
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