igourmet Rogue River Blue by Rogue Creamery (7.5 ounce)
Manufacturer: Rogue Creamery
This hand crafted raw cow's milk blue veined cheese develops a beautiful natural rind as a result of hand turning and tending the cheese several times a week. The wheels are aged for up to a year in Rogue Creamery's special rooms which were constructed to simulate the ancient caves in Roquefort, France.This aging process imparts into the cheese naturally occurring molds that Rogue consider to be their signature Rogue River Valley Terroir. The flavors of the terroir include hints of sweet woodsy pine, wild ripened berries, hazelnuts, morels and pears. To preserve this cheese they hand wrap each wheel in Syrah grape leaves harvested from Carpenter Hill Vineyards in the Rogue River Valley. These leaves have been macerated in Clear Creek's Pear Brandy and tied with raffia. The grape leaves add additional complexity to the terroir driven flavors of the cheese and preserve its moist creamy texture.Multiple Award Winner!2nd place American Cheese Society 2015 Blue Veined with a rind or external coating, Best in Show, 2011 American Cheese Society, Montreal, CN; 2nd Place: Blue Veined, 2010 American Cheese Society, Seattle, WA; Best in Show, 2009 American Cheese Society, Austin, TX; 1st Place: Blue Veined, 2009 American Cheese Society, Austin, TX; 2nd Place: Blue Veined 2009 American Cheese Society, Austin, TX; 3rd Place: Blue Exterior Molding, 2008 World Championship Cheese Contest ,Wisconsin USA; 2nd Place Second Place: Blue Cheeses, 2007 American Cheese Society Awards , Vermont USA; Best Blue Cheese in the World, 2003 World Cheese Awards, London UK; 2nd Place: Blue external mold, 2006 World Cheese Awards, London UK; 1st Place: Blue external mold, 2004 World Cheese Awards, London UK; 1st Place: Blue made outside UK, 2004 World Cheese Awards, London UK; 1st Place: Blue Class, 2003 World Cheese Awards, London UK; 1st Place: Blue made outside UK; 2003 World Cheese Awards, London UK Best American Cheese, 2003 World Cheese ...
igourmet Blue Stilton by Tuxford and Tebbutt - Pound Cut (15.5 ounce)
Manufacturer: Tuxford and Tebbutt
Set deep in the heart of traditional Stilton cheesemaking country is the small English market town of Melton Mowbray where the Tuxford & Tebbutt Creamery stands externally unchanged in appearance since its construction in the eighteenth century. Tuxford and Tebbutt Blue Stilton is characterized by its typical blue veining with rich complex flavours and a piquant finish. To be called "The King of Cheeses" a Stilton must be made only in three counties from local milk which is pasteurized before use, be made only in the traditional cylindrical shape, be allowed to form its own crust or coat, be unpressed, have delicate blue veins radiating from the center and have a taste profile typical of Stilton. The cheeses are still matured individually and are turned and graded by hand as has been the case for many generations. Whilst the manufacture is traditional, a huge amount of monitoring and measuring is carried out to ensure that this cheeses meet the highest quality standards. The Tuxford & Tebbutt brand is a guarantee of prize-winning traditional Blue Stilton which will delight the palate of the most discerning cheese connoisseur.Made from pasteurized cow''s milk.Photo depicts whole 17 lb. form of cheese.We cut and wrap this item by hand.
Bigio is a unique sheep's milk cheese brought to us from Italy by Il Forteto. This semi-hard cheese is traditionally matured for five months and then matured under ash for an additional two to three months. This method of aging is done to speed up the process, according to an old farmer's tradition, and continues today. While ripening under the thick layer of ash, moisture is absorbed, both preventing the formation of mold on the rind and removing acidity, leaving a sweet and tasty pecorino cheese. Bigio is a versatile cheese, hard enough to grate yet excellent served sliced or chunked as well.Made from pasteurized sheep's milk.Photo depicts whole 4 lb. form of cheese.We cut and wrap this item by hand.
igourmet Asher Blue by Sweet Grass Dairy (7.5 ounce)
Manufacturer: Sweet Grass Dairy
Asher Blue is a raw cow's milk blue cheese. The cheese makers at Sweet Grass Dairy named this cheese after their middle child, and according to the Wehners, this cheese is certainly mischievous enough in the production process to be named after Asher! However, when this cheese behaves the result is anything but trouble. The dense, creamy paste has the characteristic blue veins producing a rich, robust flavor. Asher Blue can be used to create sophisticated appetizers like mushroom caps stuffed with shallots and herbs or you can simply crumble it on top of a juicy burger. It can be used as the key ingredient for a terrific salad dressing. Beverage-wise Asher is versatile. It pairs well with zesty wines like Port or Sauternes, but also stands up to full-bodied reds like California Cabernet Sauvignon. For our beer drinkers, a strong ale like Chimay Blue or Arrogant Bastard Ale is your best bet.Made from unpasteurized cow's milk.Photo depicts whole 5 lb. form of cheese.We cut and wrap this item by hand.
Brand: World's Best Cheeses
Fontina Val D'Aosta is the original Fontina, made from cow's milk. This is a semi- soft Italian cheese with a mild sweet flavor. Fontina is the symbol of agriculture in Italy's tiny, French speaking Aosta Valley region. The cows that produce the milk for Fontina Val d'Aosta graze on high-altitude Alpine pastures dotted with wildflowers and native herbs. Fontina is a great cooking cheese, as it melts evenly without losing any flavor. Extremely aromatic (some might say "stinky"), Fontina is best noted for its value as a savory and fruity table cheese. Its slightly grassy flavor embodies the taste of a true raw milk cheese. Made from unpasteurized cow's milk, aged 90 days. Excellent for use in fondues, cheese creams, great melting cheese, au gratin dishes and macaroni and cheese!
From the Savoie valley of the Rhone-Alpes, this popular melting cheese takes its name from the French word for "to scrape" - racler - as that is how this cheese was originally enjoyed: placed over heated rocks and scraped onto boiled potatoes and dry-cured meats. These days, most people don't like eating from rocks, so the French have special household appliances called "raclettes" specifically for this purpose. Toaster-ovens will do, too. Heating brings out the best of this fruity, nutty, mildly pungent cheese. No serious cheese lover should be without it! Made from unpasteurized cow's milk.Photo depicts 13 lb. wheel.We cut and wrap this item by hand.
Manufacturer: WISCONSIN'S BEST, LLC and WISCONSIN CHEESE COMPANY
Brand: WISCONSIN'S BEST and WISCONSIN CHEESE COMPANY
In the tradition of WISCONSIN'S BEST and WISCONSIN CHEESE COMPANY, the SUMMER SAUSAGE, CHEESES and PRETZELS Gift Box features Naturally Smoked ORIGINAL Summer Sausage, 100% Wisconsin Cheeses, Gourmet Dipping Pretzels and Sweet and Tangy Mustard. All Quality Products Put Together in One Gift Box for Any Occasion! View WISCONSIN CHEESE COMPANY'S full line of Natural Cheese Spreads including: Jalapeno Cheddar, Horseradish Cheddar and Sharp Cheddar); Cheddar or Pepper Jack Cheese Sticks; 4 Year Aged Blocks of Cheese as well as Jalapeno Cheese Curds sold singularly and in gift sets. WISCONSIN'S BEST produces a full line of Smoked Meat Snack Sticks available as (24) individually wrapped 1 oz sticks in a Jar featuring: Bacon & 100% Wisconsin Cheddar Cheese, Habanero, Honey BBQ, Jalapeno & 100% Wisconsin Cheddar Cheese, Mild and Teriyaki or as (7) 1 oz snack stick packages featuring: Beef, our Famous Bloody Mary, Garlic, Habanero, Honey BBQ, Jalapeno & 100% Wisconsin Cheddar, Mild, 100% Pepper Jack Cheese and Teriyaki. They offer Naturally Hickory Smoked Summer Sausages including: Original, Garlic and Jalapeno & 100% Wisconsin Cheddar Cheese, as well as Naturally Hickory PIT Smoked Summer Sausages including: Original, Garlic and Onion & Garlic. WISCONSIN'S BEST AND WISCONSIN CHEESE COMPANY offer numerous gift boxes which include mixtures of our Smoked Summer Sausages and 100% Wisconsin Cheeses. Some include Green Bay Packer Novelties and/or Wisconsin Badger Novelties. The Gift Boxes are all wonderful choices for Hostesses, Gifts, Game Day Snacks, Tailgating and Appetizers to name a few. Our mission is to provide locally manufactured, quality Wisconsin Cheese Products to customers throughout the United States. WISCONSIN'S BEST and WISCONSIN CHEESE COMPANY
Hailed as the "Millenium Cheese of Italy," Cacio di Fossa literally means "cheese of the pit." During the wars between Charles VIII of France and Ferdinand of Naples, the inhabitants of Sogliano al Rubicone would hide their cheese in underground fossas or holes. This tradition carries on according to a special and somewhat complicated ritual.In mid-August, before each cheese is tied in a burlap sack and placed in fossas dug in the porous ground (tufo), they are disinfected with fire and lined with hay. The fossas are flask shaped, about three meters deep and two meters wide. Each sack is marked with the owners' name, stacked in layers on planks of wood, and separated by sand. They are packed close together so no air can get in. The fossa is then hermetically sealed. Over the months they undergo a total re-fermentation, losing practically all the whey. On November 16th this revered cheese is "harvested" during the holiday of Santa Caterina. While some people jealously cling to their cheese, others pull it from the ground, clean it, wrap it in it's characteristic brown paper, and secure it with a string to be sold during the festivities. Fossa has an intense and somewhat piquant flavor that makes it excellent as a table cheese with fresh fruit and honey, or grated over pasta or risotto.Made from pasteurized sheep's milk.Photo depicts whole 4 lb. form of cheese.We cut and wrap this item by hand.
igourmet Boschetto al Tartufo Bianchetto (7 ounce)
Explore the amazing scents and flavor of Boschetto. Its base is a sweet, tender and mild cheese made from a careful blend of sheep's milk and cow's milk. Mixed throughout are shavings of rare, white truffle that transform the cheese into an addictive delicacy. Il Forteto's master cheese-maker has unveiled a harmony between the pronounced, earthy tones of rare white truffles and blended-milk cheese. Made from pasteurized ewe's milk and cow's milk.