Cheese of the Month

September Cheese Of The Month

Cypress Grove Humbold Fog Pepper Remix

The Original American Original® — remixed!

Humboldt Fog paved the way for soft-ripened goat cheese in America, but this is Humboldt Fog like you’ve never seen it before. Each limited edition, handcrafted wheel features a distinctive ribbon of chilies, curry, and harissa — with just the smallest kick in the pants. You'll also enjoy buttermilk and fresh cream, complemented with floral notes, herbaceous over-tones, and a clean citrus finish. As Humboldt Fog Pepper Remix matures, the creamline develops and the flavor intensifies.

Serving ideas

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  • Top your burger with Pepper Remix to turn up the heat.

  • Beer Pairings: chilli beer, porters, stout

  • Wine Pairings: suvignon blanc, Pinot Grigio, Pinot Noir, Zinfandel

Content Thanks To Cypress Grove Cheese!

August Cheese Of The Month

Deer Creek Cheese:

The Rattlesnake

Premium Tequila & Habanero Pepper Infused Specialty Cheddar

The Rattlesnake is a true flavor experience — spicy, sweet, tropical, and HOT. We start with a smooth, creamy medium aged Cheddar and infuse it with premium gold tequila and Habanero peppers. The warmth and sweetness of the tequila open your palate to the smooth and creamy mellowness of a perfectly aged Cheddar. And just when you are wondering where the Habaneros are, the heat bursts forth for an unforgettable finish. Watch out — this cheese just might bite you back!

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Our Favorite Pairings

  • Beverages: Tequila, Margarita

  • Beer & Wines: Iced Sangria, Mexican Beer

  • Nibblies: Pineapple, Mango, Chocolate, Potato Chips, Burgers, Chicken, Tortilla Chips

RECIPES WITH GRASKAAS:

Content Thanks To Deer Creek Cheese!

July Cheese of the Month

UNIEKAAS MELKBUS® 39 LAVENDER

Uniekaas cheeses are of the finest quality in Holland for one reason: tradition.

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Since the 1950’s our cheeses have been crafted and hand made by Holland’s most respected cheese makers and farmers. Whether you prefer a fresh spring milk aroma, tangy notes of citrus, crunchy protein crystals, or even a traditional creamy gouda… we are certain you will find a cheese or two to satisfy your palette. All Uniekaas cheeses are passionately created to have their own distinctive characteristics that stand out above the rest on your cheese plate, atop a delectable recipe, or on their own.

This refreshing Spring cheese is produced on a typical Dutch Farm in the middle of Holland known as Het Groene Hart or “The Green Heart” of Holland. Melkbus 39 Lavender starts out as a traditional “Kaas van de boerderij” or Raw Milk Farmer Cheese that it is infused with fragrant French Lavender blooms, rosemary, and thyme just prior to pressing and shaping.

After 10 weeks of aging, the lavender’s slightly sweet flair gives this indulgent and creamy cheese just the right balance of floral essence while subduing you into a dreamy state with its herbal garden aroma. Made with raw hormone free unpasteurized cow’s milk. This goes great on a summer cheese plate with some crackers, a healthy mix of fresh fruit or dried fruit, and a drizzle of honey.

Pairings: Creamed Honey, Prosciutto, Dried Cranberries

Content Thanks To Uniekaasusa.com

June Cheese of the Month

Graskaas from Beemster Premium Dutch Cheese

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Can you recall the elation you feel when you see the first daffodil of spring, piercing through the last remaining snow drifts? That's how our cows feel when they can finally leave the barns after winter and have the freedom to run and play. Best of all, they can enjoy their first meal of the Beemster Polder’s fresh and delicious grasses. We use their first spring milk to make this limited-edition cheese, and it’s the creamiest cheese of the year. We're pretty sure you can taste the happiness.

Graskaas is made only once a year.

Once Winter has thawed and the spring grass in the Beemster Polder has grown, the cows are let out into the fields. They joyfully run, jump and play - and feast on the first grass of the season.

We make Graskaas from the first milking of Spring. It's the richest, creamiest and sweetest milk of the season. We capture the fresh, sweet, joyful flavor of Spring in Graskaas.

Graskaas is a seasonal and specialty cheese that is aged for 1 month. The texture is extra smooth with a sweet and fresh taste. Pairs really well with Rosé Wines!

RECIPES WITH GRASKAAS:

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May Cheese of The Month

Sleeping Beauty.
From Cascadia Creamery.

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Smooth and buttery with a supple sharpness. Named after a signature landmark of the Cascade Range - the legendary "Beauty" that came between the mighty Pahto (Mt. Adams) and Wy'East (Mt. Hood) peaks. Like its namesake, this alluring cheese can move mountains. Natural rind - aged 75 to 100 days.

Content Thanks To Cascadia Creamery.

April Cheese of The Month

The Moon Rabbit.
From Deer Creek Cheese.

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Deer Creek’s The MoonRabbit is proof that the moon is truly made of green cheese. We’ve taken our cured, sweet finish Cheddar and bathed it in Green Chartreuse liqueur. The Chartreuse adds a delicate herbal bouquet with hints of cloves, citrus, rosemary, and thyme that beautifully complements the cheese’s creaminess while imparting a light green hue. This special cheese comes in a 22 lb. daisy wheel wrapped in chartreuse colored foil for a unique and unforgettable presentation.

Pairings -

  • Beverages:  Gin on the Rocks, Crisp Unoaked Chardonnay, Rhône Red Wine, Blue Moon Belgian White Ale with a big slice of orange

  • Nibblies:  Crusty French Bread, Pistachios, Rosette De Lyon Sausage, Pears, Fresh Cherries, Orange Wedges, Orange-infused Dark Chocolate

Content Thanks To Deer Creek Cheese

March Cheese of The Month

FULLY LOADED.
FROM BEEHIVE CHEESE.

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Fully Loaded is fortified with rye whiskey. Bold and spicy, with hints of cinnamon, anise, and honey. The rye whiskey imparts a complex kick to Beehive’s creamy, Irish-style cow’s milk cheese.

Pairings
Enjoy Fully Loaded with salami or on a chicken avocado sandwich. Pair with a dark ale or a medium-bodied red wine.

Perfect for entertaining, choose from a 4 oz or 12 oz cut of Fully loaded will make a loaded addition to your cheese board. HINT: 12 oz cut of cheese will accommodate between 12-16 guests.

Content thanks to Beehive Cheese


February Cheese of the Month

HAND RUBBED MAYAN COCOA COFFEE FONTINA

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An earthy and exotic blend of sweet and spicy Mayan spices, cocoa and coffee. Mayan Cocoa Coffee fontina is the perfect cheese for melting, snacking and sandwiches. 

Content thanks to Yellow Door Creamery

January Cheese of the Month

Truffle Tremor

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A flavor powerhouse of ripened goat cheese.

You’ll enjoy the heavy floral, herbaceous, and mushroom notes in this earth-shaking masterpiece. If you love Humboldt Fog and can’t get enough of truffles, this is the cheese for you. Like other soft-ripened cheeses, Truffle Tremor® has a bloomy rind that allows the cheese to ripen from the outside in. As Truffle Tremor® continues to ripen and mature, the creamline develops and the flavor intensifies — an ooey-gooey, ripe Truffle Tremor is not for the faint of heart.


Content thanks to Cypress Grove

December Cheese of the Month

Deer Creek: The Doe

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The Doe is a gracefully creamy handcrafted bandaged-wrapped Cheddar marbled with intoxicatingly aromatic pure Madagascar Bourbon vanilla bean. This special cheese begins with wholesome rBST-free milk from Wisconsin. During the cheese-making process, we add freshly ground whole vanilla bean and then age the cheese to allow the flavors to mellow and penetrate throughout. The result is a uniquely perfumed velvety Cheddar that is savory with a sweetly woody finish.

Our Favorite Pairings:

  • Beverages: Coffee, Bourbon, Cognac, Hard Cider

  • Wines: Champagne, Chardonnay

  • Nibblies: Cashews, Chocolate, Shortbread, Dried Fruit, Apple Pie, Cherries, Baked Ham

Content thanks to Deer Creek

November Cheese of the Month!

Marieke® Gouda Foenegreek

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Marieke® Gouda Foenegreek: Sweet and nutty with flavor notes reminiscent of maple syrup. Pair with toasted almonds and maple syrup. Dark rum or Amber beer.

Award-winning cheesemaker, Marieke Penterman, celebrates her Dutch heritage with this exclusive collection of flavored Goudas. She and her team handcraft each wheel using herbs and seeds mostly gathered in the Netherlands. Premium, raw, cow’s milk from her family farm provides each wheel of cheese with the exceptional flavor and texture you’ve grown to expect from Holland’s Family Cheese.

Content thanks to Marieke Gouda

October Cheese of the Month

Frankfully Frightening Gouda

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This Frankenstein inspired cheese is bright green in color and packed with flavors of garlic, pine nuts and basil so not only does it look fun it tastes amazing too – And will keep vampires away! A special release for Halloween Only

  • Adds spooky fun to your party cheese plate

  • Delicious addition to ghoulish recipes like Mac & Cheese and Pizza

  • Pairs well with Witches Brew or Pinot Grigio

  • Milk: Cow

  • Rennet: Vegetarian


Content thanks to Uniekaas USA

September Cheese of the Month

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Cave Aged Lily Goat Raclette

 

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When Kimberly’s Best Creamery started processing milk, we were committed to only sourcing milk from dairy partner and producer who uses highest quality feeds and forages, including managing their herd without the use of artificial growth hormones.

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August Cheese of the Month!

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Leave it to the Beehive boys to create another unique, delicious cheese!

As Beehive’s newest addition to the family, Teahive is a “feel good” cheese. The soothing qualities of tea and the relaxing properties of bergamot combine to produce a lovely cheese with rich fragrances of orange blossoms in April. The creaminess of this Jersey cow cheese immediately delights the palate and the complexities of the tea-rubbed rind continue through the finish.

Pairing suggestions

  • Fruit-forward or floral wines, pilsners, and chocolate stouts
  • Rustic Bakery Tart Cherry Crostinis, savory scones, biscuits, or marmalade

Content thanks to Beehive Cheese

July Cheese of the Month

Bonne Bouche Ash-Ripened Goat Cheese

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Bonne Bouche is the flagship of Vermont Creamery’s signature geotrichum-rinded aged goat cheeses.  Introduced in 2001, Bonne Bouche quickly won acclaim. Today it is one of the most popular “geo” cheeses on the market and has been awarded some of the most prestigious honors in the cheese world. Reminiscent of the Loire Valley cheeses of France, Bonne Bouche means “good mouth” - though we like to think of it as "good mouthful" - and it is indeed a tasty bite.

Made with fresh pasteurized goats’ milk from family farms, the curd is carefully hand ladled, lightly sprinkled with ash, and aged just long enough to develop a rind. After about ten days, the cheeses are packaged in their individual crates and sent to market where they will continue to age up to eighty days. As a young cheese, the rind has a pleasant yeast flavor and creamy interior becoming softer and more piquant as it ages.

Tasting notes:  Creamy, rich, buttery, salty, mushroomy, peppery, sour... the list goes on and on. It seems that every person who tastes it takes away something different.

Use & Pairing Suggestions

Add a creamy wedge of Bonne Bouche to a salad with grapes, candied walnuts, and duck confit. Air dry in a refrigerator until firm for 2 weeks, and shave slices to add complexity to salads, soups, risotto, gnocchi, and pasta. Bake Bonne Bouche wrapped in puff pastry and top of roasted fruit and serve with crostinis crisps. Serve Bonne Bouche for dessert on a slice of honeycomb with warm fruit compote.

Condiment Pairings:  Prosciutto, Honey Comb, Chocolate Almonds.

Beverage Pairing: Rosé, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Grigio.

Content thanks to Vermont Creamery

June Cheese of the Month

LACLARE Evalon

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This complex Farmstead American original embodies the rich nutty flavor of an aged Gouda while featuring notes of piquant Asiago and layers of Caramel-like Parmesan. Made with raw goat milk.

Tasting notes: Rich, nutty, creamy flavor that becomes increasingly complex with age, presenting caramel notes.

Use & Pairing Suggestions

Slice, shred, cube, Enjoy.  This Award Winning cheese can be used in place of any traditional Parmesan, Asiago or aged Gouda.  Evalon's presence is bold and well developed, making it the perfect centerpiece to a cheese board or the perfect vehicle to add depth to any recipe .

Beer:  Ciders & Fruit Beers, Stout, Brown Ale

Wine: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot

Content thanks to Laclare Family Creamery.

April Cheese of the Month

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Sid's whimsically delicious take on the famous French cheese, Morbier. Our version features a layer of sheep milk cheese and a layer of goat milk cheese separated by a layer of grape vine ash and pressed together. The flavor is both delicate and rustic. Taste each layer separately and then together for three different flavor profiles in one great cheese!

Content thanks to Carr Valley Cheese Company

March Cheese of the Month

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Marieke® Gouda Honey Clover: Award-winning cheesemaker, Marieke Penterman, celebrates her Dutch heritage with this exclusive collection of flavored Goudas. She and her team handcraft each wheel using herbs and seeds gathered in the Netherlands. Premium, raw, cow’s milk from her family farm provides each wheel of cheese with the exceptional flavor and texture you’ve grown to expect from Holland’s Family Cheese. Sweet yet earthy with notes of fresh grass.

Pairs With:

Apples and Walnuts. Riesling or Hard Cider.

Content thanks to Marieke

February Cheese of the Month

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Inspired by Italy and made in Holland, Paradiso Vintage is bold and sharp with mouthwatering flavor. Tangy like a Parm yet buttery like Beemster, its smooth, firm texture is perfect for grating and melting atop sandwiches and pastas.

Food Pairings

Antipasti.

Drink Pairings

Red wine.

Content thanks to Beemster.