Sartori BellaVitano Balsamic | Antigo, WI
Balsamic BellaVitano is a hard cows’ milk cheese with a nutty flavor. This variety is immersed in imported 6-year-old Italian balsamic vinegar. Further aging allows the light, fruity taste of the cheese to marry with the sweet and tangy balsamic vinegar to deliver a sharper taste.
Sartori’s BellaVitano cheese, in its various forms, has won a number of international, national, and state awards. It makes a great addition to any cheese plate, especially when paired with grapes or apples.
Not your standard string cheese
Lone Grazer String Cheese | Minneapolis, MN
Cheese doesn’t come from much closer than this. The Lone Grazer Creamery is located in Northeast Minneapolis and the milk from which they make their cheese comes from grass-fed cows on Minnesota farms. Cheesemaker Ruben Nilsson opened the creamery in 2014 and partners with Nyquist Farms in Cokato, Minn., to make great-tasting cheeses from the highest-quality, grass-fed-cows’ milk.
Lone Grazer cheeses are perfect for a party cheese plate or simply for snacking on your own. Mississippi Market is thrilled to include their cheese curds and string cheese in our cheese case.
The return of our seasonal favorites
Hand-pulled Mozzarella | St. Paul, MN
Our fresh, Market Made, hand-pulled mozzarella is back! Our expert cheesemongers are back at it, pulling fresh mozzarella a few times a week. Try it on a sandwich, in a Caprese Salad, or added to the top of your pizza.
Donnay Chevre | Kimball, MN
We’re thrilled to have Donnay chevre back in our cheese case. Located in Kimball, MN, Donnay Dairy is a fourth-generation family farm dedicated to producing the finest artisan goat cheese. Their chevre is farmstead product using only milk from their own herd. Their goats are never treated with hormones or antibiotics, and have access to pasture.
The makings of a stellar cheese plate start here
The General Rule for the perfect cheese plate is to diversify the flavors and textures- Choose a blue, a brie, a gouda, and cheddar to give a variety of options. Add in a goat cheese for extra variety. Here are some of our recommendations on where to start:
#1 St. Pete’s Select Blue | Faribault, MN
Making Minnesota proud since 1938- America’s oldest Blue. Perfectly veined, this blue brings you right up to the edge and then mellows out.
Named after the type of sandstone that forms the caves, St. Pete’s Select is a signature premium American blue cheese. It is aged in the sandstone caves of Caves of Faribault for 110 days.
#2 Bent River Camembert | Mankato, MN
This is a remarkable cheese from one of the few local producers brave enough to work with Camembert/Brie-style cheeses. Creamy, mushroomy, vegetal, and buttery: serve this cheese to your out-of-state guests.
If you didn’t know that Alemar Cheese Company is located in Mankato, you would think you were eating the creamy camembert of France. We are proud to call these cheeses from our home state.
#3 Marieke’s Smoked Gouda | Throp, WI
Some of the finest Gouda in the world! This award-winning cheese is full of flavor, including a gentle smokey finish.
A native to the Netherlands, Marieke moved to Thorp, WI adn set up a farmstead cheese-making operation, replicating traditional Dutch Grouda in the finest fashion.
#4 Red Barn Heritage Cheddar | Appleton, WI
Aged over 12 months, this cheddar is creamy and smooth with a mild nutty flavor.
This local cheddar hails from Appleton, Wisconsin and is owned by Dr. Terry Homan, a veterinarian who believes in the importance animal welfare. He states that he will use his scientific knowledge and skills “for the benefit of society through the protection of animal health and the promotion of public health.”
Our cheese selection offers a variety of artisan and everyday cheeses from both local and distant producers. We offer a huge variety of cow’s milk cheeses as well as cheeses made from goat’s milk and sheep’s milk. Let our cheeses carry your taste buds from Minnesota to Europe and back again.