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Abbaye de Belloc (7.5 ounce) by igourmet

Abbaye de Belloc (7.5 ounce) by igourmet

We're happy to bring you this cheese from the Pays Basque region of Aquitaine (French Pyrenees). Its milk comes from red-nosed Manech ewes raised on farms adjacent to the Abbaye de Notre Dame de Belloc. The Abbey has profited from milder climates and the rise of pastoral civilizations. Monks of this Benedictine Monastery continue to teach the art of cheese-making to local shepherds. Its rind is naturally gray with patches of red, orange, and yellow. This cheese has a fine, closed texture and is is rich with butter-fat. The lingering flavor, like caramelized brown sugar, is the result of six months of maturation.Made from unpasteurized sheep's milk.Photo depicts whole 10 lb. form of cheese.We cut and wrap this item by hand.Please contact us if you would like to purchase the whole form. Read More »

Esrom (7.5 ounce) by igourmet

Esrom (7.5 ounce) by igourmet

The Danish Cheese Institute rediscovered this old recipe in 1951. Previously known as Danish Port Salut, it is now named Esrom, after the monks who made this forgotten cheese in Esrom Monastery. Made from partially skimmed cow's milk, it is slow-ripened with starter cultures for 10-12 weeks. Esrom has an orange, semi-hard rind that has been rubbed with brine during the aging process. Its interior is semi-soft with a supple texture and irregularly shaped holes. It is full-flavored with a big, rich, pungent aroma and becomes spicier as it ages.Made from pasteurized cow's milk.Photo depicts whole 3 lb. form of cheese.We cut and wrap this item by hand.Please contact us if you would like to purchase the whole form. Read More »

Royal Blue Stilton by Long Clawson – 2.5lb. Half Moon Cut (2.5 pound) by igourmet

Royal Blue Stilton by Long Clawson – 2.5lb. Half Moon Cut (2.5 pound) by igourmet

Long known as "The King of Cheeses", Blue Stilton is one of a handful of British cheeses granted the status of a "protected designation origin" (PDO) by the European Commission. Only cheese produced in the three counties of Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Nottinghamshire and made according to a strict code may be called Stilton. There are just six dairies licensed to make Stilton, each being subject to regular audit by an independent inspection agency accredited to European Standard EN 45011.To be called Stilton, a cheese must: be made only in the three counties from local milk which is pasteurized before usebe made only in a traditional cylindrical shapebe allowed to form its own crust or coatbe un-pressedhave delicate blue veins radiating from the centerhave a taste profile typical of StiltonMade by the Long Clawson dairy, this product is perfect for snacking and as a part of the cheese course, but also is a wonderful cheese for salads and cooking.Made from pasteurized cow's milk.Please contact us if you would like to purchase the whole form. Read More »

SarVecchio Parmesan by Sartori (7.5 ounce) by igourmet

SarVecchio Parmesan by Sartori (7.5 ounce) by igourmet

Ask a pear or walnut which cheese it prefers, and it will say, "One that's fruity, with hints of lightly roasted caramel, aged to crumbly perfection." In other words, Sartori's finest Parmesan. Which, predictably, is also America's most highly decorated Parmesan, thanks to the skill of their cheesemakers and the good taste of judges around the world. SarVecchio Parmesan has been a recognized gold-medal winner at the American Cheese Society, World Cheese Awards, the World Dairy Expo, the Wisconsin State Fair and many more. Sartori is a fourth-generation, family-owned and operated Wisconsin company in the great American tradition.Made from pasteurized cow's milk.Photo depicts whole 20 lb. form of cheese.We cut and wrap this item by hand.Please contact us if you would like to purchase the whole form. Read More »

Nokkelost -Two Pound Club Cut (2 pound) by igourmet

Nokkelost -Two Pound Club Cut (2 pound) by igourmet

Almost extinct, only a handful of dairies in Norway still make Nokkelost. This Norwegian specialty cheese, made from partially skimmed cow's milk, is flavored with cumin seeds and cloves. These herbal additions give Nokkelost a warm, spicy taste. Similar in concept to Dutch Leyden, although with a springier texture, Nokkelost is a festive cheese that is always a hit at parties. It partners very well with beer and wine, especially when served with dark breads, such as pumpernickel.Made from pasteurized cow's milk.We cut and wrap this item by hand.Please contact us if you would like to purchase the whole 11 lb. form. Read More »

Smokey Blue by Rogue Creamery (7.5 ounce) by igourmet

Smokey Blue by Rogue Creamery (7.5 ounce) by igourmet

Rogue Creamery's "Oregon Blue" is the first blue cheese recipe made on the West Coast, and it is only fitting that this classic recipe become the first blue cheese ever smoked. The result is magic! "Oregon Blue" is a classic, Roquefort-style blue cheese that is cold smoked 16 hours with Oregon Hazelnut shells. The smoking process releases a sweet, creamy, smoky flavor that balances both the sharp blue flavor and sweet, creamy taste of the 100% natural, full-cream, sustainable milk from Bonanza View Dairy.Oregon's Rogue Creamery scored the coveted Best New Product in the World Award at the National Association for the Specialty Food Trade (NASFT) Food Show in New York (2005) and best product line (2006). Smokey Blue was also the winner of the of the Innovation Award - (2006 SIAL Paris, France) Don't deprive yourself of tasting what many aficionados have come to call "adult candy." Smokey Blue is a great "crumbler" that adds a signature touch to greens and meats-- a guaranteed cheese plate or picnic crowd-pleaser. This cheese pairs well with well-rounded "food" wines that are on the fruity side and lighter on tannins and acidity: Pinot Gris, Cabernet Franc, Chardonnay, select Zinfandels, Merlots, and blends.Made from unpasteurized cow's milk.Suitable for vegetarians.Photo depicts whole 5 lb. form of cheese.We cut and wrap this item by hand. Read More »

Barely Buzzed by Beehive Cheese Co (7.5 ounce) by igourmet

Barely Buzzed by Beehive Cheese Co (7.5 ounce) by igourmet

This is a full-bodied cheese with a nutty flavor and smooth texture. The cheese is hand rubbed with a Turkish grind of Colorado Legacy Coffee Company's (The Cheesemakers brother) "Beehive Blend". The blend consists of a mix of South American, Central American, and Indonesian beans roasted to different styles. French Superior Lavender buds are ground with the coffee and the mixture is diluted with oil to suspend the dry ingredients in the rub. The rub imparts notes of butterscotch and caramel, which are prevalent near the rind, but find their way to the center of the cheese. The cheese is aged on Utah Blue Spruce aging racks in Beehive Cheese Co's humidity controlled caves, and moved to different temperatures during the four-month aging process to develop texture and flavor. When you take a bite of Beehive Cheese, it melts like butter in your mouth- that's because it's made from some of the creamiest and cleanest milk in Utah, lovingly crafted into specialty cheese by a family who shares a passion for the artisan way of life. In 2005, brothers-in-law Tim Welsh and Pat Ford left the fast-paced world of software and real estate seeking a more simple way of life as artisan cheese makers. They traded in their grinding traffic commute for quiet mornings sitting with 500 gallons of farm-fresh milk. They gave up briefcases and laptops for the romance of making hand-crafted cheese: hours spent mixing and warming milk, feeling it thicken and envelope the room with the sweet smell of custard. Days spent following natural rhythms: waking before dawn to welcome new milk and feeling the tired ache of sore muscles at day's end and months waiting with an artisan's patience for their cheeses to ripen to perfection.Awards - 1st Place, American Cheese Society Annual Competition 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2011.Made with vegetarian rennet.Made in a facility that also processes tree nuts.Made from pasteurized cow's milk.Photo ... Read More »

Nokkelost – Pound Cut (15.5 ounce) by igourmet

Nokkelost – Pound Cut (15.5 ounce) by igourmet

Almost extinct, only a handful of dairies in Norway still make Nokkelost. This Norwegian specialty cheese, made from partially skimmed cow's milk, is flavored with cumin seeds and cloves. These herbal additions give Nokkelost a warm, spicy taste. Similar in concept to Dutch Leyden, although with a springier texture, Nokkelost is a festive cheese that is always a hit at parties. It partners very well with beer and wine, especially when served with dark breads, such as pumpernickel.Made from pasteurized cow's milk.We cut and wrap this item by hand.Please contact us if you would like to purchase the whole 11 lb. form. Read More »

Nokkelost (7.5 ounce) by igourmet

Nokkelost (7.5 ounce) by igourmet

Almost extinct, only a handful of dairies in Norway still make Nokkelost. This Norwegian specialty cheese, made from partially skimmed cow's milk, is flavored with cumin seeds and cloves. These herbal additions give Nokkelost a warm, spicy taste. Similar in concept to Dutch Leyden, although with a springier texture, Nokkelost is a festive cheese that is always a hit at parties. It partners very well with beer and wine, especially when served with dark breads, such as pumpernickel.Made from pasteurized cow's milk.We cut and wrap this item by hand.Please contact us if you would like to purchase the whole 11 lb. form. Read More »

Appenzeller (7.5 ounce) by igourmet

Appenzeller (7.5 ounce) by igourmet

This Swiss cheese is crafted in the canton of Appenzell, near the Austrian border. After it ages for approximately three months, Appenzeller achieves its ideal form: pressed, cooked-curd, brushed-rind cheese with occasional pea-sized holes. It has a pleasantly smooth texture, but this cheese's true allure is its fruity tang. In fact, Appenzeller pairs extremely well with fresh fruit; it melts nicely also.Made from unpasteurized cow's milk; aged for 90 days.Photo depicts whole 15 lb. form of cheese.We cut and wrap this item by hand.Please contact us if you would like to purchase the whole form. Read More »

Sunlight by Haystack Mountain Goat Dairy (7.5 ounce) by igourmet

Sunlight by Haystack Mountain Goat Dairy (7.5 ounce) by igourmet

Sunlight by Haystack Mountain Goat Dairy is a truly artisan cheese, and a perfect example of how far American cheeses have come over the last two decades. Sunlight is a washed-rind, semi-hard raw-milk cheese that's aged on the farm for 60 days. Despite the bold aroma, it has a mildly piquant, somewhat sweet flavor. Haystack Mountain Dairy, a goat farm and creamery located on seven acres of the rich agricultural plain that skirts the foothills of the Rocky Mountains northeast of Boulder is a farmstead dairy comprised of dedicated people and a healthy herd of Nubian, Saanen, Alpine, Oberhasli, and La Mancha goats. The mix of milk from all of these goats produces delicious cheeses. Made from unpasteurized goat's milk.Photo depicts whole 4 lb. form of cheese.We cut and wrap this item by hand.Please contact us if you would like to purchase the whole form. Read More »

Parrano (7.5 ounce) by igourmet

Parrano (7.5 ounce) by igourmet

This cheese has been called the Dutch Gouda with an Italian flair. A relatively new cheese from the Netherlands, Parrano is aged for five months to develop the nutty taste of Parmigiano Reggiano or Grana Padano, while maintaining the firm, smooth texture of a young Gouda. This marriage of characteristics brings you the best of both worlds. The cheese is full of flavor, yet it is easy to cut, grate, and melt. Parrano is also reminiscent of extra aged Gouda or Old Amsterdam.Made from pasteurized cow's milk.Photo depicts whole 20 lb. form of cheese.We cut and wrap this item by hand.Please contact us if you would like to purchase the whole form. Read More »

HoneyBee Goat Gouda (7.5 ounce) by igourmet

HoneyBee Goat Gouda (7.5 ounce) by igourmet

We all love this goat cheese! It is amazing what just a little honey can do to a goat's milk cheese. This gouda has a light nutty flavor with a hint of sweetness, like honey roasted cashews. Aged for six months, Honey Bee® is full of flavor, but neither too strong nor too salty. Its smooth texture makes it easy to slice or cube. The Honey Bee® goat cheese is a wonderful snacking cheese. It is easy to see why kids love it as well. If you like our other flavored goat cheeses like Capra Honey Goat or Dorothea, you're sure to agree that this is beelicious!Made from pasteurized goat's milk.Photo depicts whole 10 lb. form of cheese.We cut and wrap this item by hand.Please contact us if you would like to purchase the whole form. Read More »

White Stilton with Fruit – Cranberry (7.5 ounce) by igourmet

White Stilton with Fruit – Cranberry (7.5 ounce) by igourmet

White Stilton, the young, immature cousin to the world famous British blue cheese, is extra-creamy and deliciously tangy, but somehow unfinished all by itself - much like plain yogurt. Hence the need to introduce a fruit. Available with apricots, lemon, ginger, and several other delicious flavors. Each of these flavorful additions tames the brash White Stilton. After your first bite you will immediately recognize that the combination is a natural fit. The expert cheesemakers have added exactly the right amount of fruit so that the cheese is not overly sweet. Aged for a minimal time period, our family of flavored White Stiltons are fresh-tasting products. Owing to their delicious flavors, beautiful presentations and wickedly scrumptious names, they are among the best-selling blended cheeses in the U.K. Made from pasteurized cow's milk.Suitable for vegetarians.Varieties are sold separately Read More »

Locatelli Pecorino Romano (7.5 ounce) by igourmet

Locatelli Pecorino Romano (7.5 ounce) by igourmet

Dating back to ancient Roman times, Pecorino Romano is one of the world's oldest recorded cheeses. Pecorino is an Italian word meaning from sheep's milk, and Romano indicates that this cheese is of Roman descent. All Pecorino Romano is made in either Lazio, Tuscany, or Sardinia during the months between November and June. These three regions have very similar pastures and breeds of sheep, ensuring consistent flavor and quality. Pecorino Romano is a name protected (DOC) cheese; its production overseen by the Consorzio per la Tulela del Formaggio Pecorino Romano. There are numerous Pecorinos made throughout Italy, but only one Pecorino Romano. Perhaps the most famous brand for Pecorino Romano in the U.S. is Locatelli. Aged for a minimum of nine months, this cheese is hard and dense; strong and sharp in flavor. It is pale yellow in color, with a black paper rind bearing the name Locatelli. Grate this cheese and serve it over pasta, soups, and salads. As a dessert, serve it chunked, drizzled with honey, and paired with ripe pears.Made from pasteurized sheep's milk.Photo depicts whole 15 lb. form of cheese.We cut and wrap this item by hand. Read More »

Crater Lake Blue by Rogue Creamery (7.5 ounce) by igourmet

Crater Lake Blue by Rogue Creamery (7.5 ounce) by igourmet

Crater Lake Blue Cheese is aptly named after one of Oregon's greatest natural attractions. The pronounced and vibrant blue veins striated across the creamy white paste mirror the clouds over Crater Lake. This robust blue has a silky paste bright with flavors of sweet cream, red fruit, and a sharp finish. From The Rogue Creamery's inauspicious beginnings in 1935 has come one of the finest artisan cheese operations in the world today. In 2002, Ignazio "Ig" Vella (affectionately known as the Godfather of artisan cheese) hand-selected Cary Bryant and David Gremmels as the new owners of what is now known as The Rogue Creamery. Of utmost importance was to carry on the tradition of hand-milled cheese. Bryant and Gremmels hit the ground running. Within a year, they were producing award-winning cheeses, one of which is the gorgeously named Crater Lake Blue.Crater Lake Blue, the American Cheese Society's 2004 gold medal winner and more recently, June 2006, took home a bronze medal for foil-wrapped, blue-vein cheese made outside the United Kingdom at the World Cheese Awards. It is a contemporary blue cheese. Robust and sweet with a rich buttery finish, it is best described as a blend of Roquefort and Danish blue cheese recipes. Versatile on a cheese plate or in a special recipe. Its complexity of flavor makes it one of the rare blues that can pair perfectly with both Ruby and Tawny ports. Simply an outstanding cheese, Crater Lake Blue is a terrific example of the craftmanship exhibited by today's American cheesemakers.Awarded 2nd Place in the American Cheese Society 2007 Awards in the Cow's Milk Blue Cheese Category.Made from unpasteurized cow's milk.Suitable for vegetarians.Photo depicts whole 5 lb. form of cheese.We cut and wrap this item by hand.Please contact us if you would like to purchase the whole form. Read More »

Collier’s Cheddar – Pound Cut (15.5 ounce) by igourmet

Collier’s Cheddar – Pound Cut (15.5 ounce) by igourmet

The ancient Celtic country of Wales, famous for its beauty and musical heritage, has produced high quality cheese for hundreds of years. Taste and value were always the main criteria and never has this been more apparent as with Collier's Powerful Welsh Cheddar. Good value, nutritious and an extraordinary taste define this cheddar. Collier's is made to one recipe, matured and packed in Denbighshire. Throughout the 16 month maturation period the cheese undergoes a thorough and highly demanding grading regime, which results in amazing consistency throughout the year.Collier's Powerful Welsh Cheddar was developed from the mining traditions of South Wales. As a boy, the founder of the brand watched his grandfather's tough existence as a miner and noticed the camaraderie and strength of the community in which they lived. Cheese had always been a staple part of the diet of miners, their wives appreciated the nutritious nature of cheese and the fact that it was simple to pack, with no waste. It was the ideal food to sustain miners as they worked below ground for many hours at a time. Years later the opportunity arose to create a cheese brand and childhood memories came flooding back. Following intensive research Collier's Powerful Welsh Cheddar was launched, a tribute to mining communities throughout Britain and a modern day reflection of a distinctive taste.Made from pasteurized cow's milk.Photo depicts whole 44 lb. form of cheese.We cut and wrap this item by hand.Please contact us if you would like to purchase the whole form. Read More »

Red Dragon (7.5 ounce) by igourmet

Red Dragon (7.5 ounce) by igourmet

By World War II, cheese production in Wales had nearly ceased; run out of business by large cheesemaking factories in England. Fortunately for us, there has been a revival of old ways by a new generation of cheesemakers. They have saved Caerphilly (the only traditional Welsh cheese made today) from the factory-made processed form it had become in England, and returned it to its original farmhouse character. Now, they are creating other fine cheeses such as Red Dragon, also known as Y-Fenni. This smooth, firm, tasty cheddar is made with Welsh brown ale and mustard seeds. Red Dragon is a buttery and spicy cheese with plenty of bite, but is not too hot. Not only do the mustard seeds give Red Dragon its marvelous flavor, but also its texture. The brown ale makes the cheese moist and tangy. Red Dragon is aged for three months, made from cow's milk, and is vegetarian. Serve as a table cheese or melted on toast with dark ale or try a Shiraz, if you prefer wine.Made from pasteurized cow's milk.Photo depicts whole 3.3 lb. form of cheese.We cut and wrap this item by hand.Vegetarian. Read More »

Igourmet Oktoberfest Cheese Assortment, 2-Pound

Igourmet Oktoberfest Cheese Assortment, 2-Pound

To help you celebrate Oktoberfest, we offer this wonderful assortment of four of our favorite German cheeses. Allgau Emmental, commonly referred to as Bavarian Swiss, is arguably the most famous cheese made in Germany. Made from pure Bavarian milk, it is high in protein and has that familiar, yet special flavor. (7.5 oz)Smoked Ammerlander is a smoked cheese typical of Germany. This young cheese is smoked over select beechwood embers, a process that lends it an edible rind and a unique flavor. (7.5 oz)Hirtenrkase This hard, tangy, sharp cheese is perfect for snacking any time of day. Produced in Germany, this aged cow's milk cheese is a great partner to a refreshing pint of lager. (7.5 oz) Paladin Bavarian Blue is a tangy, crumbly pasteurized blue cheese produced in the Bavarian Alpine countryside. Extremely versatile, you'll love it in salad; as part of a recipe; or on a cracker. (7.5 oz)Mini Toasts: With their crusty texture and mild taste, they are ideal with paté, cheese, smoked salmon or caviar. (2.75 oz)You will receive a half-pound cut of each of these cheeses, so grab a selection of your favorite German beers and celebrate this occasion and its time honored tradition. Please note that any item temporarily out of stock will be substituted with a similar item of equal value.This item is not packaged as a gift. If you would like the gift packaged version of this item please click here. Read More »

Quebec 7 Year Vintage Cheddar (7.5 ounce) by igourmet

Quebec 7 Year Vintage Cheddar (7.5 ounce) by igourmet

If you enjoy our Vintage Canadian Cheddar, then you will love this cheddar aged for another three years. This seven-year-old Cheddar is a firmly pressed cheese with a hard, homogenous texture. The cheese begins life with a flexible texture and slightly acidic, buttery, sweet taste. The fat, protein, minerals and ashes gradually break down during the fermentation and aging process, which intensifies the flavors and firms and dries the texture. Made in Quebec, this Cheddar does not contain food coloring. Instead, it showcases a lovely, off-white color. Still full-flavored, this cheddar is more intense and tangier than its younger sibling. This is one of igourmet's oldest cheddars.Made from pasteurized cow's milk.Photo depicts whole 5 lb. form of cheese.We cut and wrap this item by hand.Please contact us if you would like to purchase the whole form. Read More »

Locatelli Pecorino Romano – Pound Cut (15.5 ounce) by igourmet

Locatelli Pecorino Romano – Pound Cut (15.5 ounce) by igourmet

Dating back to ancient Roman times, Pecorino Romano is one of the world's oldest recorded cheeses. Pecorino is an Italian word meaning from sheep's milk, and Romano indicates that this cheese is of Roman descent. All Pecorino Romano is made in either Lazio, Tuscany, or Sardinia during the months between November and June. These three regions have very similar pastures and breeds of sheep, ensuring consistent flavor and quality. Pecorino Romano is a name protected (DOC) cheese; its production overseen by the Consorzio per la Tulela del Formaggio Pecorino Romano. There are numerous Pecorinos made throughout Italy, but only one Pecorino Romano. Perhaps the most famous brand for Pecorino Romano in the U.S. is Locatelli. Aged for a minimum of nine months, this cheese is hard and dense; strong and sharp in flavor. It is pale yellow in color, with a black paper rind bearing the name Locatelli. Grate this cheese and serve it over pasta, soups, and salads. As a dessert, serve it chunked, drizzled with honey, and paired with ripe pears.Made from pasteurized sheep's milk.Photo depicts whole 15 lb. form of cheese.We cut and wrap this item by hand. Read More »

Rougette Bavarian Red (7.5 ounce) by igourmet

Rougette Bavarian Red (7.5 ounce) by igourmet

With its washed rind and buttery consistency, this decadent triple-cream, soft-ripened cheese provides an attractive appearance on any table with its distinct reddish tint on the outer edge and the white brie mold on top. But Rougette Bavarian Red has a taste all its own, ready to be discovered. Unlike more aggressive washed-rind cheeses, Rougette brings a full flavor without a sharp, pungent smell. When served at your next gathering, your family and friends will love the sweet, buttery taste spread on crackers or bread. Treat yourself and your guests to this lush, spreadable cheese! It is best eaten at room temperature and paired with fruits such as mangos, kiwis and strawberries. It also pairs well with pecans, walnuts and hazelnuts. Due to its high butterfat content, Rougette Bavarian Red is a perfect cheese to melt on top of food: try it melted on your steak or slices of bread. For a delicious side dish, place Rougette Bavarian Red on top of sliced cooked potatoes and pop the dish into the oven to let the cheese melt. Goes great with a spicy wine, Champagne, as well as medium - to full-bodied varieties. If you're just getting into washed-rind cheeses, this is a good place to start.Made from pasteurized cow's milk.Suitable for Vegetarians.Photo depicts whole 5 lb. form of cheese.We cut and wrap this item by hand. Read More »

Raw Milk French Raclette – Pound Cut (15.5 ounce) by igourmet

Raw Milk French Raclette – Pound Cut (15.5 ounce) by igourmet

The world's most famous melting cheese, Raclette is made in the Alps on both sides of the French-Swiss border. The French version is perhaps a bit softer than Swiss Raclette, but the two taste very similar. Raclette has a semi-soft interior dotted with small holes and a rosy inedible rind. Eaten as a table cheese, Raclette has a smooth, creamy taste that is neither too salty nor sharp. However, our French Raclette tends to have a strong, pungent aroma that is not for the timid. This cheese is traditionally melted (a half wheel is placed in a fireplace, then the melted top surface is continuously scraped off) and layered atop boiled potatoes, pickles, fresh vegetables and sliced meats. Check out our recipes and try it for yourself! Made from pasteurized cow's milk. Photo depicts whole 12 lb. form of cheese. We cut and wrap this item by hand. Please contact us if you would like to purchase the whole form. Read More »

Gorgonzola Dolce – Pound Cut (15.5 ounce) by igourmet

Gorgonzola Dolce – Pound Cut (15.5 ounce) by igourmet

From Italy's Lombardy region comes the most imitated blue cheese in the world. Many cheeses falsely claim to be gorgonzola, but they always leave you singing the blues. Authentic Italian Gorgonzola comes in two varieties: Dolce, meaning sweet, and Mountain-- the sharper and firmer version. Dating back to ancient times, this member of the stracchino family is one of the world's classic cheeses.Almost spreadable, Gorgonzola Dolce is supple and luxurious with an unmistakable tangy creaminess. Its pale white interior is laced with streaks of blue, giving Gorgonzola Dolce a striking appearance to match its piquant flavor. Enjoy Gorgonzola Dolce as a table cheese, spread thickly on a piece of crusty baguette, or as an ingredient in your favorite salad dressing.Made from pasteurized cow's milk.Photo depicts whole 3 lb. form of cheese.We cut and wrap this item by hand.Please contact us if you would like to purchase the whole form. Read More »

Prairie Breeze Cheddar (7.5 ounce) by igourmet

Prairie Breeze Cheddar (7.5 ounce) by igourmet

Family farms in Iowa provide the exceptionally fresh milk that forms the backbone of Prairie Breeze's smooth, grassy flavor. Prairie Breeze is characterized as a hybrid between cheddar and the Alpine-style of Emmental cheeses. Yet it has nutty tones and a savory finish that distinguish it from all other cheddars. It's this interplay on the palate that keeps you reaching for "just one more" taste of this unique cheese. Although drier in texture than cheddar, it still melts well when you're looking to add a subtle nuance to your culinary endeavors. Milton Creamery, located in the Village of Milton, nestled in the rural countryside of Southeast Iowa, is where the Musser's, Rufus, Jane and Galen, find joy and fulfillment in their chosen occupation - handcrafting artisan cheeses. The Mussers use high quality milk with no added RBST, produced on small Amish farms in the surrounding area to make an elite line of specialty cheese. Local farmers use time-honored methods, such as grazing in season, hand milking, and cooling the milk in bulk tanks. The Mussers bring the fresh milk into the plant, pasteurize it and make small batches of cheese using a special blend of cultures and a labor-intensive process for unique flavorful cheeses. The result is an array of artisan cheeses to tempt any appetite. Gute appetite!Best of Class: Open Category, 2009 US Championship Cheese Contest, Wisconsin. 1st Place: Cheddar, 2009 American Cheese Society.Gold Medal, 2010 World Cheese Contest, London. There were 5 Gold Medals awarded in the 9-12 month cheddar class, with Prairie Breeze being the only American winner.Made from pasteurized cow's milk.Photo depicts whole 5 lb. form of cheese.We cut and wrap this item by hand.Please contact us if you would like to purchase the whole form. Read More »

Cheese Assortment for Him (32.5 ounce) by igourmet

Cheese Assortment for Him (32.5 ounce) by igourmet

This collection rounds up the finest gourmet foods that are perennially popular with the guys! We've included some of our favorite sharp and smoky cheeses to help your favorite big guy celebrate his special day. All told, your gourmet guy is sure to be thrilled with this deluxe assortment. This assortment includes:Dubliner: Produced by Kerrygold, Dubliner is fast becoming an Irish favorite with a bold flavor and terrific texture. This aged cow's milk cheese combines flavors of a mature cheddar with that of Parmigiano Reggiano. (7.5 oz)Beemster Classic Extra Aged Gouda: This 18-month Dutch masterpiece has been enjoyed in Holland for over 800 years. All the richness you want out of a gouda, but with the depth of character you only get through careful aging. (7.5 oz)Cotswold: Bold, creamy and spicy, Cotswold is English Double Gloucester flavored with onion and chives. A smooth texture makes this a great melting cheese as well as a classic snacker. (7.5 oz)Smoked Ammerlander: Smoked Ammerlander is a brick-shaped cheese with a semi firm texture from Germany. An instant palate pleaser with a smoky edible rind. (7.5 oz)Please note that any item temporarily out of stock will be substituted with a similar item of equal value.This item is not packaged as a gift. If you would like the gift packaged version of this item please click here. Read More »

Kerrygold Aged Cheddar with Irish Whiskey (7.5 ounce) by igourmet

Kerrygold Aged Cheddar with Irish Whiskey (7.5 ounce) by igourmet

Infused with robust flavor, Kerrygold's rich and creamy Aged Cheddar now has unique undertones of the smooth, woody, and nutty taste of pure Irish Whiskey. Entrenched in the history and traditions of Ireland, Cheddar and Whiskey are now together in one spirited cheese. This tasty combination is the perfect complement to your cheese platter and is also a unique gift item. Made from pasteurized cow's milk.Photo depicts whole 5 lb. form of cheese.We cut and wrap this item by hand. Read More »

Blue Stilton by Tuxford and Tebbutt – Pound Cut (15.5 ounce) by igourmet

Blue Stilton by Tuxford and Tebbutt – Pound Cut (15.5 ounce) by igourmet

Set deep in the heart of traditional Stilton cheesemaking country is the small English market town of Melton Mowbray where the Tuxford & Tebbutt Creamery stands externally unchanged in appearance since its construction in the eighteenth century. Tuxford and Tebbutt Blue Stilton is characterised by its typical blue veining with rich complex flavours and a piquant finish. To be called "The King of Cheeses" a Stilton must be made only in three counties from local milk which is pasteurized before use, be made only in the traditional cylindrical shape, be allowed to form its own crust or coat, be unpressed, have delicate blue veins radiating from the center and have a taste profile typical of Stilton. The cheeses are still matured individually and are turned and graded by hand as has been the case for many generations. Whilst the manufacture is traditional, a huge amount of monitoring and measuring is carried out to ensure that this cheeses meet the highest quality standards. The Tuxford & Tebbutt brand is a guarantee of prize-winning traditional Blue Stilton which will delight the palate of the most discerning cheese connoisseur.Made from pasteurized cow''s milk.Photo depicts whole 17 lb. form of cheese.We cut and wrap this item by hand.Please contact us if you would like to purchase the whole form. Read More »

Black Diamond Grand Reserve Cheddar – Pound Cut (15.5 ounce) by igourmet

Black Diamond Grand Reserve Cheddar – Pound Cut (15.5 ounce) by igourmet

Robert F. Hart began making this fine Canadian cheddar in 1933. Today, Black Diamond is probably Canada's most well-known cheddar. The "Grand Reserve" distinction signifies that this cheddar is aged a minimum of two years. Made from raw milk, this white cheddar encased in black wax has a sharp, robust, tangy flavor.Made from unpasteurized cow's milk.Suitable for Vegetarians.Photo depicts whole 5 lb. form of cheese.We cut and wrap this item by the pound. Read More »

Greek Cheese Assortment (22.5 ounce) by igourmet

Imagine yourself sitting at a table outside a white-washed taverna with family and friends as you watch the sun setting over the Aegean Sea. You enjoy Manouri with fig spread, Feta drizzled with Extra Virgin olive oil, and Kasseri served with rich Greek olives and beans. The essence of good Greek cuisine is its simplicity. That is why igourmet's Greek cheeses are all made by artisans. The sheep and goats that yield the milk are from free-ranging herds, foraging from over two dozen grasses and wild herbs. You can really taste the difference! This collection of cheeses includes: Manouri: This is essentially a sheep's milk "cream cheese", made by adding sheep's milk cream to the whey from the feta production. Try some with Glazed Figs. It's fantastic!Authentic Barrel-Aged Feta: A perfect blend of sheep and goat's milk produces this rich, incomparable Feta.Kasseri: This delicious and traditional cheese is made from a careful blend of 75% sheep's and 25% goat's milk. It has a subtle flavor with a hint of olives on the finish. This assortment contains three 7.5 ounce cheeses.Please note that any item temporarily out of stock will be substituted with a similar item of equal value.This item is not packaged as a gift. If you would like the gift packaged version of this item please click here. Read More »

Gruyere de Comte Reserve – Pound Cut (1 pound) by igourmet

Made from a centuries-old recipe, 70-pound wheels of Comté have been produced since the reign of Charlemagne, when there were no separate entities named France and Switzerland. Comté has the highest production figures of all the French AOC cheeses, as cheese makers work to satisfy the world's hunger for this exceptional cheese.Although Swiss Gruyere may be better known, the French variety is no less special. Created by local villagers in alpine dairies called "Fruiteries", its milk comes from Montbeliarde and Tachete de L'est cows. Contributing to Comté's unique flavor, morning and evening milkings are mingled before the cheesemaking process. For transforming the milk into curds, the cheesemaker only uses natural ferments to receive the Comte seal. During aging, the curd is cooked, then pressed, with a natural brushed rind that comes from weekly care.When it comes to acquiring flavour, Comté cannot be hurried. These Reserve wheels are aged for one year, resulting in a sweet and nutty masterpiece with less bite than its counterpart from Switzerland. Distinguished by a black label, this Comté is hand-selected by Entremont, ensuring the highest quality.Comté has a satiny, ivory-colored body and a scattering of holes the size of a hazelnut. A traditional fondue cheese, Comte can also be shredded, sliced, grated, and chunked, rather than melted. This is not a cheese that always tastes the same. Each round of Comté reveals differences in the composition of its flavor, depending on the micro-region where it was produced, the season, the particular technique of the cheese maker, and the cellar where it was matured. It can always be called upon and never disappoints, whether as a table cheese or in a gratin.Made from unpasteurized cow's milk; aged for one year.Whole form is 70 pounds.We cut and wrap this item by the pound.Please contact us if you would like to purchase the whole form. Read More »

Pecorino Romano Genuino – Pound Cut (1 pound) by igourmet

Pecorino Romano Genuino – Pound Cut (1 pound) by igourmet

Pecorino denotes sheep's milk in Italian, and Pecorino Romano is one of the oldest and most versatile of these cheeses. Whereas Reggiano and Grana are the favored grating cheese of Northern Italy, Pecorino Romano dominates the southern portion of the country. The original production area of Pecorino Romano is Lazio, the section of Italy that surrounds Rome. The term "Genuino" can only be applied to Romano that is made in Lazio. This special Romano, made from milk taken from a dedicated herd of sheep that live just outside the city of Rome, has a grainy, crumbly texture that is much more flavorful than inferior varieties. A little goes a long way. We enjoy it grated into soups, salads, pastas and gratin casseroles. Sprinkle it over fresh vegetables to add that extra zest. You will not want to buy Pecorino Romano pre-grated again after trying it grated fresh. As a distinguished cheese pundit remarked, "God didn't make cheese in shakers and it was not born grated". We recommend you "grate as you go" because flavor is rapidly lost in powdered form. Tightly rewrap the remaining cheese and store in your refrigerator.Made from pasteurized sheep's milk.Photo depicts half of a 60 lb. wheel.We cut and wrap this item by the pound.Please contact us if you would like to purchase the whole form. Read More »

Set of Fondue Cheeses (2.5 pound) by igourmet

Set of Fondue Cheeses (2.5 pound) by igourmet

Fondue is a traditional Alpine specialty, blending the distinct flavors of three classic melting cheeses: Emmentaler, Gruyere and Appenzeller. White wine, Kirsch brandy and certain spices can then added to taste, creating a delicious hot meal. With its bold flavor and creamy texture, fondue is perfect for a main meal or as an appetizer, and is always a hit when the weather turns cold. This set of gourmet cheeses includes the correct ratios to make a classic cheese fondue. Read More »

Gruyere – Pound Cut (1 pound) by igourmet

Gruyere – Pound Cut (1 pound) by igourmet

This extra-special delicacy from the Gruyere district of Switzerland is well-known as the basic ingredient in fondue. But with its delightfully nutty, spicy, full flavor, it is delicious as a table cheese as well. Upon eating Gruyere, one immediately recognizes the taste of whole milk that is used exclusively in making this grand cheese. We say it is grand because a whole wheel of Gruyere weighs about 80 pounds. In fact, it takes over 100 gallons of milk to make a single wheel of Gruyere! Enjoy this traditional favorite julienned into a chef's salad, melted on a hot open-faced sandwich, or, of course, in a classic cheese fondue. Won the Silver Medal in the World Cheese Awards.Made from unpasteurized cow's milk.Photo depicts whole 70 lb. form of cheese.We cut and wrap this item by the pound.Please contact us if you would like to purchase the whole form. Read More »

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