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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  • Dry Monterey Jack cheese is a true masterpiece of American cheese-making and an exclusive with Vella Cheese Company. This artisanal Californian cheese is firm with a yellowish paste that has a sweet nutty flavor. The cheese is made like the traditional Monterey Jack but aged longer; around 7 to 10 months. If you like a Partially Dry Jack, you should try the Mezzo Secco from Vella Cheese Company ... MORE INFORMATION
  • Grayson is a soft, finely textured cheese with a orange-brown sticky rind, a golden semi-soft paste, a pungent aroma and a rich, beefy taste with nutty overtones. Virginia's Feete family says it is reminiscent of an Italian Taleggio or a French Livarot. Grayson is made with raw milk of Jersey cows and aged longer than their Italian and French counterparts, around 60 days; no pesticides or herbicid... 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
  • Big John's Cajun is a handmade cheese that is made from the milk of local Jersey cows in Northern Utah, the combination of sweet creaminess and spice make it a great addition to any cheese plate. Beehive Cheese hand-rubs the cheese with a rub developed by local Ogden, UT chef John Dearmin using only the finest ingredients. Big John uses cayenne pepper instead of paprika; more of the recipe Beehive... 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Oregonzola, as the name reveals, is a Gorgonzola style cheese. This blue cheese is made from pasteurized cow's milk of Brown Swiss and Holstein cows and enriched with cream. Like the Italian Gorgonzola, the Oregonzola from Oregon has classic veins and a creamy, buttery texture, after aging for one a minimum of 120 days in Rogue Creamery's caves. We cut and wrap this cheese in wedges of 1 pound an... 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