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A Scandinavian Cheese & Travel Adventure

If the closest you’ve gotten to Scandinavia is a trip to IKEA it’s time to take a closer look! This stretch of northwestern Europe that includes Denmark, Norway, and Sweden (& sometimes the...

Get to Know: Goat Cheese Makers

Human’s history with goats and goat cheese making is a long and storied one! Goats were one of the first animals to be kept by humans over 9,000 years ago, before any other livestock species had...

All about Cheddar

The world’s most popular variety, Cheddar cheese has a long and storied history! Cheddar has been made since at least the 12th century and is believed to date as far back as the Roman invasion of...

Top 10 Cheese Tips

Whether you’re already a huge fan of imported cheeses and serve and enjoy them all the time or you’re getting ready to rock your first cheeseboard, our top tips will make sure you get...

Your Cheese Travel Bucket List

If you’re as food (and cheese!) obsessed as I am you probably already love to sample local specialties when you travel. One of the best ways to immerse yourself in another culture is through...

Have you tried…Tomme de Savoie?

Tomme de Savoie cheese is produced of cow’s milk found exclusively in the French Alps Tomme de Savoie Flavor: Subtle, slightly sweet, yet tangy Tomme de Savoie Texture:  Semi-firm Tomme de Savoie...

Have you tried…Limburger Cheese?

Limburger cheese is a semi-soft, washed rind cheese from Belgium and Germany, made with pasteurized cow’s milk. Limburger cheese was originally created by Belgian Trappist Monks in the 1800s in...

Have you tried…Dutch Goat Cheese?

Dutch Goat cheese is a semi-firm cheese, made from pasteurized goat’s milk. Dutch Goat cheese has a pale ivory interior and smooth, sliceable texture. Unlike the tart flavor you would...

All About Blue Cheese

As with so many other delicious discoveries, the origin of blue cheese was an accident! It dates back to 7th century France in a cave outside the village of Roquefort. Legend has it that a...

How to Hygge in 5 Simple Steps

Tricky to define and even trickier to say, the Danish word “hygge” (it’s pronounced “hoo-gah” by the way) suddenly seems to come up everywhere you look and is one trend we can...

Have you tried…Feta?

This famous cheese of Greece is made from goat’s milk, sheep’s milk or a combination of both. Feta is a soft, white, curd cheese, aged in brine. The word ‘feta’ literally means ‘slice.’...

Rocking the holiday cheeseboard!

Rock the holidays with our festive Imported Cheeseboard, created for us by Julie Hartigan of Cooking w/ Julie. Full of unique and delicious flavors and decked in seasonal colors, it looks...

Holiday Gift Ideas for Cheese Lovers

Tis the season for holiday gift giving, parties, and host or hostess “thank you’s” too! It can be tricky to find just the right present for everyone on your list. But if you have cheese-lovers in...

Have you tried…Crottin de Chavignol?

Flavor: Nutty when young, more robust as it ages Texture:  Creamy, yet firm and crumbly Country: France Crottin de Chavignol is produced from the raw milk of goat’s around Chavignol, in the...

A Taste of the Mediterranean

There’s a reason why Mediterranean vacations are so wildly popular! The diversity of countries, cultures, and cuisines makes it feel more like a trip around the world than just a week or two...

Have you tried… Ricotta Salata?

Flavor: Fresh and milky, slightly salty Texture:  Creamy & Firm Country: Italy Ricotta Salata (or salted) is a hard Sheep’s milk cheese, originating in southern Italy. The cheese is made from...

Have you tried… Grana Padano?

Flavor: Delicate, nutty and fruity Texture:  Hard with a finely grained structure, crumbly Country: Italy This well-known cheese from Italy is a semi-aged, hard cheese made with partially skimmed...

Make the Most of Farmer’s Market Finds

Enjoy local food with cheeses from around the world.  Late summer and early fall are the perfect time to take advantage of the abundant harvest at your local Farmer’s Market!  The selection of...

Have you tried… Manchego?

Flavor: Fruity, nutty with a slight gaminess. Varies by age. Texture: Firm and creamy Country: Spain Noted for: A characteristic herringbone pattern on the rind One of the most popular cheeses...

No Sweat Summer Entertaining Tips

Summer is such a fun time to host family and friends whether by the pool, at the beach, picnics, or just at home in your backyard. But with warm temps, the last thing you want to do is heat up...

Have you tried… Halloumi?

Flavor: Salty Texture: Firm and chewy Country: Cyprus Noted for: “The Grilling Cheese” Halloumi cheese is a sheep’s milk brined cheese, originating from the island of Cyprus and is...

Host The Perfect Picnic

Summertime means longer days, gorgeous warm weather, and time spent outdoors at concerts, the beach, parks…you name it! Picnics are the perfect way enjoy the season and host a casual get-together...

Have you tried… Smoked Sharp Cheddar?

Flavor: Smoky and slightly sweet Texture: Crumbly, yet creamy smooth Country: Australia Smoked Sharp Cheddar cheese from Australia is naturally smoked with wood from apple trees. This natural...

5 Easy Ideas To Up Your Brunch Game

Hosting weekend brunch at home is a fantastic way to spend quality time with friends and family, or to celebrate a special occasion. Why not break out of the typical bagels and cream cheese rut...

Have you tried… Tetilla?

Flavor: Mellow and buttery Texture: Soft, becomes firmer with age Country: Spain Tetilla is a D.O.P designated cheese, made in the lush, green area in Galicia in the northwest of Spain....

Have you tried…Gorgonzola?

Flavor: Mild and sharp Texture: Crumbly and firm, yet soft and creamy Country: Italy Gorgonzola is a soft, blue veined cheese, produced primarily in northern Italy, dating back centuries. It has...

Top Cheese Stops on Your European Tour

Planning a Spring or Summer European vacation? Be sure to include cheese on your list of must do’s while you’re traveling abroad! Each country in Europe has its own unique style and flair, as...

Have you tried… Danish Blue?

Flavor: Sharp and salty Texture: Smooth, moist yet crumbly Country: Denmark Danish Blue is a semi soft cheese, created in Denmark in the 20th century. History has it that caves were used to store...

An International Cheeseboard to Love

Everyone loves a good cheeseboard. Whether you’re hosting a large party or an intimate gathering for just a few friends, imported cheeses are always a welcome addition to the menu. With...

Get to Know Comté Cheese

Tag along on a fun video tour to the Jura Massif region of France to learn the secret behind making Comté cheese....

L’ Etivaz AOP

Crafted in mountain chalets in the Swiss Alps from the raw milk of cows grazing on green grass and flowers, L’ Etivaz is a delightfully aromatic hard cheese named after the village of its origin....

Have you tried… Port Salut?

Flavor: Rich, mild and savory Texture: Creamy and velvety smooth Country: France Port Salut Originally created by Trappist Monks during the 19th century, Port Salut is a semi soft cheese, aged 2...