August's Cheeses of the Month
"Board” with Cheese!
This month we are focused on helping you craft the perfect cheese and charcuterie board. We’ve highlighted some of our favorites below. Be sure to explore our Specialty Cheese Department for more ideas and let our Specialists help you find the perfect addition to your next board!
This sheep’s milk farmstead cheese is handmade by cheesemaker Jodi Ohlsen Read in Nerstrand, Minnesota. The name stems from a long history of local cheesemaking in the nearby Sogn Valley area. This sinfully rich Tomme-style, semi-soft cheese possesses notes of maple and caramel that complement the earthiness of the natural rind.
$27.99/lb., save $5/lb.
This beloved award-winning cheese from the Netherlands is delicious! Family-owned and operated, the Westland family makes their Gouda from the milk of Holstein Friesian cows and uses a specific culture to achieve the desired flavor. The result is a creamy, buttery Gouda with intense savory and sweet notes that’s amazing on the palate. Old Amsterdam is matured for 18 months, developing a firm and crumbly texture that becomes grainier as it ages.
$22.99/lb., save $2/lb.
Saint Agur Blue
Made in the village of Monts du Velay, this pasteurized blue cheese contains 60% butter cream, thus qualifying it as a double-crème blue. Evident in every bite, this crowd-pleasing blue is both buttery and bright with a delicate sharpness towards the finish.
21.99/lb., save $1/lb.
Il Porcellino Salumi
This artisan salumi is crafted in the small town of Basalt, Colorado, nestled in the mountains of the Roaring Fork Valley between Aspen and Glenwood Springs. Il Porcellino sources heritage breed pork from Colorado and Nebraska, and choose to work with farmers who raise their animals on pasture with a non-GMO vegetarian diet and no growth hormones or antibiotics of any kind. They cure their own products naturally, casing them in all-natural beef and hog casings, and are committed to using quality spices and ingredients that allow the finished product to shine.
These classic Italian crackers embody the timeless duo of bread and olive oil! Similar to mini bagels, taralli are boiled before baking, giving them a breadstick-like texture and a satisfying crunch. Highly snackable, these bite-sized bread twists are delicious and make a great addition to any cheese board.
$3.49/pkg., save $0.30/pkg