Gourmet Raw Milk Cheese

Browse our great selection of International Gourmet Raw Milk Cheese. A cheese is considered a raw milk cheese when the milk used to produce that cheese, prior to setting the curd, has not been heated above 104°F. According to FDA regulations raw milk cheeses must be aged for 60 days or longer at a temperature of not less than 35°F. Is raw-milk cheese safe, does it taste better – a debate that is not going away any time soon if ever. Some believe that raw milk cheese does taste better; that the complexity of the organisms naturally occurring in raw milk deepens the flavor; that pasteurized cheeses can't really approach that. Others believe that the risk of contamination is too great and that many pasteurized cheeses are excellent and often award-winning while competing head-to-head with their raw milk brothers. The debate rages among cheese gourmands; try some raw milk cheeses and let us know what you think by giving us your opinion in a product review.

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Our Featured Gourmet Raw Milk Cheese
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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 cheese with dried cherries and candied pecans, Zinfandel or spiced rum. This truly amazing gourmet cheese made it to the top - it was awarded the 2013 Grand Champion of the U.S. Championship Cheese Contest. A team of 38 judges gave her 98.31 points out of a possible 100 - well that's what we call impressive. Rolf and Marieke Penterman are first generation Wisconsin dairy farmers; moved from the Netherlands to Wisconsin in 2002. Both grew up on small, 60-head dairy farms in the eastern part of Holland, but Rolf and Marieke wanted to pursue their passion for dairy farming in an area that would allow them the capabilities of expansion. They found their farm in Thorp, Winconsin. We hand-cut this award-winning cheese to order in wedges of 1 pound and 8 ounces. read more...
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  • Tete de Moine means 'monk's head'. This Swiss gourmet cheese was originally invented by the monks of Belleray Abbey in the Bernese Jura, and they taught the local farmers how to make it. Unlike most other mountain gourmet cheeses which tend to be very large, it is made in small drums. The rind may be smooth and slightly greasy, or rough and brown in color. The paste is firm and creamy to straw-yel... read more
  • Gabriel Coulet, back in 1872 set out to start a wine cellar in the caves underneath his house, in his quest he learned that the caves offered a natural ventilation which was ideal for aging cheese ... and so it began. For the production of this French gourmet cheese, the AOC regulations require the use of whole, raw sheep's milk coming from within the Roquefort region, and from the ewe's of the La... read more
  • Raclette may be the world's most famous melting cheese, and it is made in the Savoie region of the Alps, in Switzerland and in France. Our French version is made of raw cow's milk and matured for at least 5 months in respect of the French cheese tradition. It is during this long ripening period that the flavor and excellent melting qualities develop. Raclette has a semi-soft interior dotted with s... read more
  • In a moist, chilly remote underground cave in Kaltbach near Lucerne Switzerland, a cheese is maturing into what we know as Cave-aged Gruyere. It is matured for about one year in the sandstone caves and this older gruyere, made from unpasteurized milk, is a step up in flavor compared to the traditional gruyere. This gourmet cheese matures reflecting a densely thick texture  cheese. This Swiss ... read more
  • Appenzeller is originally made in the Swiss mountainous canton of Appenzell near the Austrian border. This cheese is a Swiss classic, a semi-hard alpine cheese with a light tan color and a slightly pungent aroma; the cheese is washed with a special mixture of herbs, wine and salt. Appenzeller is made with raw milk from brown Swiss cows that graze on the rich pasture of the alpine mountains. The go... read more
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