February's Cheeses of the Month
“Melt” all your worries away
Our February focus in the Specialty Cheese Department is on all things hot and melty – think poutine, nachos, tacos, fondue and more! Be sure to explore our Specialty Cheese Department for more ideas and let our Mongers help you find the next cheese to “melt” all your worries away!
Nuestro Queso Talavera Fresco
Nuestro Queso Fresco is an award-winning cheese that has taken gold at both the American Cheese Society Judging & Competition and at the U.S. Championship Cheese Contest. This semisoft Hispanic-style cheese is fresh and bright and is the perfect addition to dishes such as enchiladas or huevos rancheros. It’s also great for crumbling atop a salad or grilled veggies.
$5.99/ea., save $0.50/ea.
Caves Of Faribault St. Mary’s Grass-Fed Gouda
This Wisconsin Gouda is handcrafted by Master Cheesemaker Bruce Workman of Edelweiss Creamery. Made in Wisconsin, this Gouda is then aged in historic sandstone caves by the affineurs of Caves of Faribault in southeastern Minnesota. The cheese responds beautifully to cave-aging, developing a smooth, buttery texture with a hint of caramel.
$13.99/lb., save $9/lb.
Kowalski’s Signature Comté
Marcel Petite Comté is a hard cow’s milk cheese made in the French Comté region of Eastern France. Our Signature French Comté is aged in the Fort Lucotte in the Jura Mountains at 1,100 meters above sea level for 12-15 months before it’s hand-selected for Kowalski’s by master affineur Marcel Petite. It has a complex flavor with notes of sweet caramelized onion, rich “meaty” nuttiness and a fruity finish. We enjoy this cheese on its own, but it melts beautifully and is a wonderful alternative in recipes that call for Gruyère.
$26.99/lb., save $7/lb.
Alpine cheesemakers would lunch upon boiled potatoes and cornichons covered with this melted cheese, which they scraped from a nearby fire-heated boulder. While Switzerland supplies 80% of raclettes, French raclettes are slightly softer with a smooth, creamy flavor. We recommend serving this cheese atop boiled potatoes, pickles, roasted root vegetables and sliced meats.
$12.99/lb., save $1/lb.