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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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Midnight Moon from Cypress Grove is a goat's milk cheese that is aged for at least one year, resulting in a nutty and brown-buttery flavor, with prominent caramel notes. This artisanal gouda-style cheese has a beautiful pale, ivory color, the texture is firm and dense and the taste is smooth with a slight graininess long-aged cheeses have. The wheel is finished in a beautiful black wax that a... MORE INFORMATION
  • Apple Smoked Cheddar Cheese made by Carr Valley Cheese Company is a white cheddar that is apple smoked and then hand rubbed with paprika. This artisanal, all natural gourmet cheese has a light smoky flavor that balances very well with the paprika. Carr Valley's Apple Smoked Cheddar Cheese won a first place at the 2005 American Cheese Society in its category and a third place at the 2006 World Chee... MORE INFORMATION
  • Barely Buzzed is a full bodied gourmet cheese that is hand-rubbed with a mixture of ground Turkish espresso coffee and French lavender buds. This rub is diluted with oil and adheres to the cheese beautifully, resulting in a dark warm deep brown color. The flavors of the rub delicately migrate into the cheese, resulting in notes of butterscotch and caramel which are prevalent near the rind, but fin... MORE INFORMATION
  • Original Blue is a beautiful, aged, blue farmstead cheese made from raw cow's milk by the famed California fromagerie Point Reyes. The paste is chalky white and the blue-grey veins give an appearance of marble. This widely acclaimed cheese is dense and soft, moist and creamy. The flavor is slightly tangy and not too sharp; it is aged for a minimum of 6 months, but the cheese will not be overwhelmi... MORE INFORMATION
  • Humboldt Fog is a very impressive cheese, not only because if the cheer beauty, but also because of the numerous awards in cheese competitions. Mary Keens at Cypress Grove, California, is the creator of this young goat's milk cheese with its impressive appearance and superior flavor. The texture is creamy and luscious with a subtle tangy flavor. Each handcrafted wheel features a ribbon of edible v... MORE INFORMATION