January's Cheeses of the Month

Awesome Alpines!

January is the coziest month – time to hunker down and explore some mountain cheeses! These cheeses were historically created to sustain people through the depths of winter and are best enjoyed at this time of year. Enjoy them on your cheese board or incorporated into your cozy recipes.

6-Month Emmentaler AOP

6-Month Emmentaler AOP

Emmentaler AOP is the world's first and best-known "Swiss cheese," dating back to the 13th century. This production is made by Gourmino, a team of cheesemakers and affineurs operating in the Swiss region of Emmental, the birthplace of the cheese. It's crafted in small village and mountain dairies using milk from local cows that graze on succulent flowering meadows in summer and eat sun-dried hay in winter. This 6-7 month Emmentaler AOP is young enough to maintain a creamy bite with a sweet, nutty flavor. It's perfect for cheese boards, sandwiches or your favorite recipes.

$22.99/lb., save $1/lb.

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12-Month Emmentaler AOP Surchoix

12-Month Emmentaler AOP Surchoix

This 12-14 month Emmentaler AOP is aged further inside Gourmino's "Affinage In the Mountain" bunker cellars. It develops a patina rind and a more expressive taste profile than the younger variety, reminding us of hazelnuts and browned butter. It can be the centerpiece of your cheese board while still maintaining a great melt in your favorite recipes.

$26.99/lb., save $1.50/lb.

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Gruyère 1655

Le Gruyère 1655

This authentic Gruyère AOP cheese is crafted by Master Cheesemaker Jean-Marie Dunand, who runs the village dairy at 2,950 feet above sea level in the heartland of traditional Gruyère production in the Fribourg region of Switzerland. The dairy, which dates back to 1900, has been run by Dunand since 1986. He makes 18-20 wheels of Gruyère each day, 365 days a year, using freshly delivered milk from eight small local farms. The cows graze on mountain pasture, and the unique composition of the grass is reflected in the cheese.

$34.49/lb., save $2/lb.

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Kowalski’s Signature Comté

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.

$31.99/lb., save $2/lb.

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