Manchego is Spain's best-known sheep's milk cheese. It is named for the province where it is made-La Mancha, home of Don Quixote. However, it is not as flamboyant as the old windmill fighter. It remains relatively sweet and mild at any age with a touch of salty nuts. Manchego was originally made to barter at livestock markets and it provided durable food for the shepherds who accompanied their flocks on their long annual migrations in search of good pasture. During the ripening period the surface becomes covered with a greenish-black mold. Some cheeses have this rubbed off before they are sold. The deep ivory paste is firm, compact, and perforated with tiny holes. It has an aromatic smell with a hint of butterscotch. This effect is strengthened on the palate together with some nutty tones. We cut and wrap this cheese in wedges of 8 ounces and 1 pound.
Imported from Spain
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igourmet Asiago Pressato - 2 Pound Club Cut (2 pound)
Produced in the Po Valley near Treviso, Asiago Pressato is a milder, sweeter Asiago with a springy, pale interior. It is classified as an Italian DOC (Denominiazione di Origine Controllata) cheese, meaning that it is protected by governmental standards regarding the cheese's origin and techniques. Made from pasteurized whole milk and aged for 20 to 40 days, this young cheese has a full, creamy flavor. We suggest enjoying Pressato with crusty Italian bread and a glass of Pinot Grigio!Made from pasteurized cow's milk.Photo depicts whole 25 lb. form of cheese.We cut and wrap this item by hand.
igourmet Grana Padano DOP Stravecchio Oro del Tempo Aged 24 Months (7.5 ounce)
Stravecchio Oro del Tempo is a superior, 24-month aged Grana Padano produced by Agriform near Venice. This masterpiece compares beautifully with its better-known cousin Parmigiano Reggiano. The flavor of Stravecchio is intense and complex, with fruity overtones that evoke pineapple or strawberry, depending on the season. Like all precious things, every Stravecchio cheese is one of a kind, and each wheel is branded with a unique serial number. Agriform tests the quality of each wheel of Stravecchio every week until the twentieth month of aging. The end result of this rigorous testing process is that only the cheeses that deserve to become prime Grana Padano Stravecchio are stamped with the certificate of origin and guarantee.Made from unpasteurized cow's milk.Wheel is 80 lb. form of cheese.We cut and wrap this item by hand.
This cheese is our best-selling Pecorino Toscano from Italy, but aged for an additional three to four months by the cheese masters at Il Forteto in Tuscany. Pecorino Toscano Stagionato DOP is created from locally collected sheep's milk during September and June. As it ages, the cheese loses its milky white color and takes on a hay-colored, ivory hue. The sweet, silken texture of the original cheese slowly gives way to a sharp, zesty flavor with a brittle texture. Pecorino Toscano Stagionato DOP is perfect for chunking into romaine and dandelion green salads, or rolled in extra virgin olive oil and served as part of an antipasto tray.Made from pasteurized sheep's milk.Photo depicts whole 4 lb. form of cheese.We cut and wrap this item by hand.Please see item 4240 if you would like to purchase the whole form.
Eighteen-pound logs of Smoked Gouda are produced in Holland in some of the world's most modern, computerized dairy plants, yet the cheese is still smoked in ancient brick ovens over smoldering hickory chip embers. Available in two flavors: Jalapeno and Fine Herb and Garlic. This cylindrically shaped cheese is perfect for impromptu picnics, party platters or midnight snacks. Note: the brown, smoky rind is not only edible, it's the best part of the cheese!Made from pasteurized cow's milk.Photo depicts whole 6 lb. form of cheese.We cut and wrap this item by hand. Varieties sold separately.
The secret to Point Reyes Original BlueTM lies in its unique combination of three ingredients. First, grade A unpasteurized milk is taken from a closed herd of Holstein cows that graze on the green pastured hills overlooking Tomales Bay, California. Next, the coastal fog and salty Pacific breezes common to Point Reyes, California conspire in lending the cheese a unique character. Finally, time influences the recipe too. Original BlueTM is made within hours of milking, and then ages for a minimum of six months. The result? A creamier style, full-flavored blue cheese with definite hints of lemongrass and sea salt. For those of us who have fallen in love with Maytag Blue, sample Point Reyes Original BlueTM for a familiar yet distinctly different experience!Made from unpasteurized cow's milk.Gluten-Free.Photo depicts whole 6 lb form of cheese.We cut and wrap this item by hand.
Toma Piedmontese dates back to Roman times, but did not become identified by its name until the 11th century. The name appears to have come from the old French word "tumer," meaning to fall or to turn. To us, Toma means the cheese is a product of several herds from the same region and implies it is made by a cheese making specialist rather than a farmer with a surplus of milk who might not be adept at cheese making. Like the Tommes of Savoie, each Alpine Valley produces its own distinctive version of Toma. Made in the Aosta Valley and Piedmont, they strain the unpasteurized milk and then rennet is added. The curds are broken up and drained, then placed in molds. They are often dried for a couple of days under a layer of mountain grasses to give them additional flavor. Toma is cheese surface ripened, meaning it ripens from the rind inward. This simple mountain cheese has a thin rind with a custard-like interior with small pores and a gentle sweet-sour nature. Toma is a perfect table cheese but can also be used for cooking. It begs to be paired with a big Piedmont red. Made from unpasteurized cow's milk.Photo depicts whole 18 lb. form of cheese.We cut and wrap this item by hand.
Cedar Grove Squeaks Fresh Cheddar Cheese Curds Gift Pack (3 9-ounce bags)
Snack food for Cheddar Cheese Curd lovers everywhere, this is a dream come true. In this Cedar Grove Squeaks Fresh Cheddar Cheese Curds Variety Pack, you'll get three 9-ounce bags of delicious, nutritious squeaky cheddar cheese curds, packaged in fun, resealable and air tight bags. One 9-ounce bag each of Original Yellow, Pizza and Cajun flavors. Cheese curds should be eaten within 3-4 days of receiving them for ultimate flavor. They do not contain preservatives. If they lose their squeak, microwave on a plate for 5-10 seconds. This product is packaged in a cute cow pattern gift box.