Artisanal Cheese

Our Featured Gourmet Artisanal Cheese
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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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  • Small eyes dot the rich, ivory interior of Grand Cru Original and the complex flavors include nutty, earthy, and fruity undertones. While Grand Cru Original pays homage to the Swiss tradition of cheesemaking, it also captures the distinct Southern Wisconsin terroire of lush pastures and pristine air, making it a shining example of American artisanal cheesemaking. Grand Cru Original from Roth Chees... MORE INFORMATION
  • Kurt Beecher Dammeier, a cheese lover since childhood, opened his first Beecher’s Cheese shop in the heart of Seattle's Pike Place Market in 2003 and in that year the first wheel of Flagship Cheese, Beecher's signature cheese was made. This cheddar from Washington State is indeed a flagship as it received a number of awards. This semi-hard cow's milk cheese has a uniquely robust, nutty flavor. It ... MORE INFORMATION
  • Cypress Grove's Lamb Chopper is a firm and creamy cheese. This 10-pound wheel of Lamb Chopper is made from pasteurized Dutch sheep's milk and aged in The Netherlands and for three months. Before imported into the U.S. the cheese is waxes and then it is aged for another month or two, here in California Lamb Chopper is a smooth, creamy and firm Gouda-style cheese that has a delicious sweetness. The ... MORE INFORMATION
  • The BellaVitano Gold is an original of the Wisconsin Sartori-family. It is one of many cheese varieties inspired by traditional, Italian farmstead cheese that won many awards in various international competitions. This gourmet cheese is rich, creamy with a nutty, fruity flavor; it begins in the mouth like a premium Parmesan and finishes in style with hints of melted butter. It is another award win... MORE INFORMATION
  • Carmody is an artisanal cow's milk cheese made with the milk from Jersey cows. The cheese is aged for at least 6 weeks at the Bellwether Farms in Sonoma County in California. This gourmet cheese has a golden color, a smooth texture and a wonderful flavor with butterly intensity. As it ages the flavor becomes sweeter with hints of caramel. Carmody took the GOLD medal at the 2010 World Jersey Cheese... MORE INFORMATION
  • Crater Lake Blue is Rogue Creamery's most robust blue cheese. The cheese is hand-crafted as all the other cheeses from this artisan cheese company. Crater Lake Blue is made with a complex blend of molds from Rogue Creamery and around the world, creating a vibrant blue-green color of the veins; a silky texture and bold, blue flavor. Crater Lake Blue, was awarded a gold medal by the 2004 American Ch... MORE INFORMATION
  • The Georgian Green Hill is a soft-ripened, double-cream cow's milk cheese that is made with pasteurized milk and ages around 3-6 weeks. This gourmet cheese has a white, bloomy rind; and has a rich and smooth flavor. The color of the cheese is bright yellow, caused by the higher butterfat composition in the milk due to rotational grazing at a dairy where Sweet Grass Dairy purchases the milk from. G... MORE INFORMATION
  • 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 - we... MORE INFORMATION
  • Caveman Blue is a rich, complex blue that is deliciously sweet and fruity with slight vanilla tones and a texture of butter and crystals. It has nuances of beef, bacon, grass and hay, and is semi-soft to firm and relatively low in moisture with a natural rind featuring extensive blue mold development. This gourmet cheese is aged for 6-12 months. The Rogue Creamery’s Caveman Blue likes big reds: Z... MORE INFORMATION
  • Purple Haze is one of the small fresh goat cheeses from Cyprus Grove in Northern California. The artisanal cheese is made in 3-inch round disks, and is flavored with wild fennel pollen and lavender; a combination that reminds you of the French Provence. The cheese has a smooth, creamy texture and a unique flavor that will be appreciated by many. Each disk weighs about 4 ounces. Purple Haze receive... MORE INFORMATION
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