Gourmet Soft-Ripened Cheese

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.

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Our Featured Gourmet Soft Ripened Cheese
Picture of classic blue capri log
Westfield Farm's flagship Classic Blue is a surface ripened, soft cheese made from pasteurized goat's milk. It is a multiple first prize winner at the American Cheese Society's annual competition, in the category of 'External Blue Molded Cheeses.' Made in Hubbardston, Massachusetts, Classic Blue is one of very few external blue chevres made in the world and served in a number of America's fine restaurants. It is distinct with a soft grey velvet layer of Roquefort mold. This cylindrical shaped log is aged for about 2 weeks. The interior paste under the rind is creamy, clean and soft with tangy taste. This is a unique and striking gourmet cheese, truly a classic. It will steal the show on any cheese platter and when you place classic blue in your recipes where you would traditionally add a goat cheese, the dish is sure to pop. Add a medallion to finish your filet and your vegetable dishes.  For a real party favorite, you can stow away cubes inside figs and dates. Lastly, top it off with a lovely Pinot Noir and you have a perfect pairing. read more...
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  • Mt Tam is an organic, soft-ripened, triple-cream cheese made with pasteurized cow's milk from the Straus Family Dairy in California. The cheese is a combination of organic milk and cream. This lovely creamy treasure is named after the Mt. Tamalpais, just north of the San Francisco Bay in Marin County, California. Mt Tam is one of our most popular triple cream cheeses, smooth, creamy and buttery an... read more
  • In 2005 and again in 2010 this Triple Creme Brie was awarded the 'Best Pasteurized Brie' in the World Cheese Awards in the UK. This is was a major accomplishment as the Marin French Cheese Co, was competing with the French and came out on top. Many other awards (Gold and Bronze) followed. Next time you are looking for a Brie, try this one; it is smooth, rich, and slightly sweet. The cheese is cove... read more
  • Cambozola is a triple cream blue-veined cheese made in Germany by Kaserei Champignon. This gourmet cheese is perfect for those looking for a blue cheese that is neither pungent (like a Stilton), nor salty (like a Roquefort); it's a creamy combination of the white mold rind, like a Camembert with the blue veins like a Gorgonzola. A soft-ripened blue-veined cheese is also a great starting point to e... read more
  • Cambozola Black Label is a Masterpiece from the German company Kaserei Champignon. This gourmet cheese is a triple cream soft-ripened blue cheese that is matured in special cold cellars (cold ripened). The cheese has a unique natural gray mold on the outside and an exquisite blue veining on the inside. The flavor can be characterized as nutty with a sweet note. Serve the Cambozola Black Label with... read more
  • This triple-cream, soft-ripened cheese has a mild mushroom flavor derived from hand-picked German high quality mushrooms that give it a one-of-a-kind zest. The mushrooms used for this cheese are harvested at the optimum time to provide the best mushroom flavor experience. Pair this cheese with your favorite bread or crackers for a lavish treat.Goes best with light, white wines; when served with re... read more
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