July's Cheeses of the Month
Kowalski’s is dedicating the month of July to cheeses crafted in the United States and produced from uniquely American recipes. Swing into our Specialty Cheese Department and let our specialists help you find your next favorite American original cheese.
Deer Creek The Robin
Named after the Wisconsin state bird which returns each spring as a sign of the end of winter, this classic, handcrafted Wisconsin Original Colby will bring back memories from your childhood. Crafted as a classic bandage-wrapped and waxed midget wheel, The Robin has a firm, yet open and curdy body combined with a fresh buttery taste and a pleasantly salty finish. One taste and you will be hooked.
$11.99/lb., save $0.50/lb.
Sartori Raspberry Ale BellaVitano
Sartori Raspberry Ale BellaVitano is a signature Sartori American original, wherein BellaVitano Gold is soaked in a Raspberry Tart Ale from New Glarus Brewery. This BellaVitano style gives the cheese nutty, brown-buttery flavors with bright, sweet notes of ruby-red raspberries.
$17.49/lb., save $1/lb.
Rogue Creamery Smokey Blue
Playfully inspired by Smokey Bear, this American original is cold-smoked for many hours over Oregon hazelnut shells. This process infuses the cheese with unique aromas of barrel-aged vanilla, bread pudding and candied bacon. You’ll taste spicy-sweet flavors of honey, apple and nectarine, plus a mild “blue” finish.
$34.49/lb., save $0.50/lb.
Widmer’s Aged Brick
This American original is among the first washed-rind cheeses produced in the U.S. Joe Widmer’s grandfather John Jossi developed the recipe in 1922. The cheese is formed by using real bricks to press the curd. After pressing, the cheese is placed in a salt brine for 11 hours, then moved to a curing room where it is washed and turned daily for 7 days. It is then packed in parchment paper and foil, where it reaches peak flavor at 4-5 months. This semisoft cheese has a pleasant, earthy flavor that intensifies with age.
$14.99/lb., save $0.50/lb.