We are fortunate to live a region that is abundant with local creameries, making our cheese selection full of cheeses made in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Iowa. There’s no better time than the Eat Local Challenge to try some of these local cheeses. Some of our favorites are on sale, too:

Sartori SarVecchio Parmesan. Antigo, WI Sale – $12.99/lb (reg 15.49/lb)
Best Parmesan made in the USA for 12.99/lb?!?! Sweet and Fruity. Not just for grating. Better table cheese than the lauded Italian Reggiano, in our cheese expert’s opinion.

Red Barn Reserve Cheddar. WI Sale – $9.49/lb (reg 10.49/lb)
Fudgy & Creamy classic WI cheddar. Milk comes from a network of SMALL family farms.

Amablue St. Pete’s Select Blue. Faribault, MN Sale – $9.99/lb (reg 12.99/lb)
Aged in limestone caves. This is every bodies blue. Crowd pleaser.


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!

Taste it!

There are lots of opportunities to sample a new cheese or taste an old favorite. We often have samples out in our stores. And, you can find us at at Vine Park Brewery the first Monday of every month, from 5:00-7:00pm, for beer & cheese tastings. You’re sure to find a new favorite!