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 – our cheese passport can get you started and offers recommendations on beer and wine pairings too!
Kevin & Brent’s Cheese Board Recommendations
Upland’s Rush Creek Reserve- The one and only. Only available during the holidays, this cheese is one of our favorites here at the co-op. Densely layered flavors of meat, smoke, and earth.
Alemar’s Bent River Camembert- French-style camembert made in MANKATO, MINNESOTA! Keith Adams from Alemar Cheese handcrafts his wheels from 100% Organic Milk from Cedar Summit. Taste for the hints of grass and mushrooms.
Penterman Farms’ Marieke’s Gouda- Everyone’s Gouda. Good for kids and the discerning palette. Creamy and Carmely.
La Clare’s Martone- Katie Hedrich at La Clare farms just released this mixed milk cheese this fall and it has already won us over. Its is made from cow and goat’s milk. The texture is perfect, runny near the rind and spreadable in the center. Creamy like cows milk butter and tangy like chevre… Mmmm!
Marinated Olive Antipasto- The perfect addition to a cheese board. Great mix of whole olives. Less salty because they are not in a brine. Find them in our deli grab-n-go cooler.