A Cheese Lover's Guide to 10 Must-Try Cheeses

When people ask me about the cheeses I keep at home, I don't usually respond with the latest and quirkiest offerings from obscure creameries. Nope, I tend to stick to my tried-and-true favorites.

So, if you're looking to up your cheese game and explore some exciting options, here are 10 essential cheeses you should definitely get to know and love

  1. Blue Cheese - Danish (3Lb): This Danish blue cheese is an absolute classic. Its bold and tangy flavor profile makes it a staple for any cheese aficionado. Perfect for crumbling on salads or enjoying with a glass of wine.

  1. Gelmini Gorgonzola Mountain Piccante: Gorgonzola lovers rejoice! This Italian gem brings the perfect balance of creamy and sharp. Great for adding a punch of flavor to pasta dishes or a cheese board.

  1. Murray's Feta in Brine Cup: Feta cheese is a versatile choice, and this one in a brine cup is no exception. Creamy, salty, and ideal for salads, wraps, or as a topping for roasted veggies.

  1. Président Cheese Feta Cheese Crumbles (2.5 Lb): More feta? Absolutely! These crumbles are super convenient and add a delightful salty kick to everything from omelets to Mediterranean dishes.

  1. Tomme De Savoie Cheese: This French semi-soft cheese is a real treat. Its mild, nutty flavor is perfect for snacking, sandwiches, or melting into a cozy bowl of fondue.

  1. Murray's Cheese Tomme Brulee Cheese: Another Tomme to consider, this one has a deliciously complex flavor with a caramelized top. Pair it with crusty bread and a glass of wine for an unforgettable experience.

  1. Jasper Hill Farm Sherry Gray Cheese: If you're into washed-rind cheeses, this one's a winner. Its aromatic qualities and creamy texture make it a must-try for cheese enthusiasts.

  1. Port Salut Safr Cheese (5 LB): This semi-soft French cheese is creamy and mild, making it a crowd-pleaser. Great for sandwiches, crackers, or enjoying on its own.

  1. Jasper Hill Farm Winnimere Cheese: Another gem from Jasper Hill Farm, this cheese has a rich, gooey interior perfect for spreading on crusty bread or dipping with veggies.

  1. Frederika Red Wax Fontina Cheese: Fontina is known for its melt-in-your-mouth goodness, and this one is no exception. Use it in your favorite grilled cheese sandwich or melt it into a comforting bowl of mac and cheese.

Whether you're a seasoned cheese connoisseur or just dipping your toes into this savory universe, these 10 essential cheeses offer a fantastic starting point for your culinary journey.

So, go ahead, take a bite, and savor the magic of cheese!