A local favorite:

Alemar Cheese Company | Mankato, Minnesota


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.

Bent River Camembert – 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.

Good Thunder – Dense and fudgy, Good Thunder develops much of its flavor thanks to Surly’s Bender beer, which lends a bit of a smoky, meaty, umami profile. Unlike any other cheese made in Minnesota.

Blue Earth American Brie – Bright, grassy and versatile. The center is fudgy, the cream line is oozy, and the response elicited after every bite is… “MMM, yeah.”


Our cheese department 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.