Whole Foods Markets is celebrating American Artisanal Cheeses this month throughout their chain. Each store will feature a selection of artisanal cheeses made in the USA. Selections will vary based on the region a particular store is located in, but you can check the Whole Foods website to find your local store, and get more information about the event, and the planned selections.
Our local store, in Coral Gables, is going all out, featuring a great lineup of cheeses from some of my favorite producers, along with a nice selection of honey from Savannah Bee Company - including one or two made specifically to pair with cheese. I stopped by the store today, and picked up a list of what they are featuring, along with a few samples. I will be tasting and reviewing most of these cheeses throughout the month.
Humboldt Fog and Purple Haze, from Cypress Grove Chevre
Private Reserve and Buttermilk Blue, from Roth Case
Petit Les Frere from Crave Brothers
Bellavitano Raspberry and Sarveccio from Sartori
Grafton’s Clothbound Reserve, Duet, Classic Reserve, and Maple Smoked Cheddar
Seymour Dairy’s Crocker Hill Blue, and Aderkasse Reserve
Mozz and Sharp, and Pepper Jack, from Grass Point Farms
Meadow Creek’s Grayson
Mt. Tam and Pierce Point from Cowgirl Creamery
Cremont, Pepper Log, and Goat Crottin, from Vermont Butter and Cheese
Carmody, from Bellwether Farms
Holand’s Family Farms Foenegreek and Marieke Goudas
Greek Kiss, Marinated Goat Cheese, and Pimento Cheese, from Belle Chevre
Saxon’s Big Ed’s and Green Fields
Old Chatham’s Nancy’s Camembert Squares
Jasper Hill’s Moses Sleeper
Silvery Moon’s Rosemary Waltz
Beecher’s No Woman
Widmer’s 10 Year Cheddar
Green Hill Soft Ripened, from Sweet Grass Dairy,
Cave Man and Smokey Blue from Rouge
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