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12 Cheeses You Can't Live Without

Twelve delectable cheeses. Each one carefully curated by our Global Cheese Buyer. Whether you’re putting together a cheese board, hosting a brunch or craving a nibble while curling up with a good book, these twelve selections will make delicious additions to your holiday traditions.

Cellars at Jasper Hill Harbison

  • This decadent soft-ripened cheese from Vermont is hand-wrapped with spruce bark, adding a woodsy note to its earthy flavor.
  • Lovely match with an IPA.

Mons Époisses

  • A traditional French washed-rind cheese (washed with Marc de Bourgogne) with a luscious texture, bold yet balanced tangy-sweet flavor and pleasant pungency. 
  • Excellent with a French pinot noir.

Vermont Creamery Bonne Bouche

  • This mild ash-ripened goat cheese with earthy notes and a subtle hazelnut flavor is a visually stunning addition to any cheese board.
  • Great with a glass of Rosé.

Borough Market Stilton

  • Rich and creamy with a complex, earthy flavor and a hint of spiciness. Made with vegetarian rennet.
  • Pairs perfectly with port or stout beers.

Uplands Cheese Company Pleasant Ridge Reserve

  • The only 3-time winner of the American Cheese Society Best of Show, this cheese has a sweet, broth-like flavor with notes of butterscotch and fruit.
  • The hint of sweetness calls for a riesling.

Le Gruyère

  • This classic washed-rind cheese is aged in the centuries-old Kaltbach caves of Switzerland. Nutty and creamy with a velvety texture.
  • The creaminess counterpoints nicely with a crisp white wine.

Cypress Grove Chevre Truffle Tremor

  • A silky, creamy soft-ripened goat cheese packed with truffles. Deep floral, herb and mushroom flavors.
  • An American original! Zinfandel is a perfect match here.

Rapin Le Maréchal

  • This creamy, raw-milk Alpine cheese is infused with flavor from herbs added during the ripening process.
  • Enjoy with sauvignon blanc.

Papillon Roquefort

  • This classic cave-aged sheep’s milk blue cheese shows rich spiciness, complex layers of flavor and a luscious, smooth texture.
  • Just the match for a rich sauterne.

Mons Camembert

  • A classic from Normandy produced using high quality milk from France, then aged to perfection by a third-generation affineur. Full-flavored, creamy and earthy with mushroom overtones.
  • Lovely with a light Red.

Vermont Creamery St. Albans

  • An American take on a traditional French cheese, sourced from milk from one farm. Delicate and smooth with rich creamy flavors and nutty notes.  Non-GMO Project Verified.
  • Savor with a sauvignon blanc.

Rogue Creamery Flora Nelle

  • A bold blue cheese from Oregon with tropical fruit flavors and a finish of sweet cream.
  • Gewürztraminer complements perfectly.

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