A Taste of Italy

Say Formaggio! Tastings Gourmet Market

This week we’re smiling about three great Italian cheeses we’ll be sampling on Saturday — just three of the more than 600 kinds of delicious Italian cheese. About 50 of those have been awarded PDO (protected designation of origin) status. The Italians are serious about their cheese, and PDO status guarantees that the cheese is of […]

A Taste of Spain


What would be better on these hot July days than some cold tapas, a hunk of Spanish cheese, and a lovely Rosé? We couldn’t have timed our “Taste of Spain” any better! It’s Tapas Time! There’s nothing more Spanish than tapas, and we’re here to help you get your small plates started. It’s easy to whip […]

California Dreaming

California Dreaming Tastings Gourmet Market

When we think of California, we think about a laid-back lifestyle and pure, farm-raised food with an innovative twist. The cheeses we’re tasting this Saturday deliver on that dream. Join us. Humboldt Fog Known as the iconic American cheese that sent shock waves through the entire cheese world, Humboldt Fog evokes French cheesemaking as well […]

Tour de Fromage

Tour de Fromage Tastings Gourmet Market

Come with us on our own Tour de France this Saturday. Our mini “Tour de Fromage” begins in the Alps, traverses through the area south of Lyon, and winds through Normandy. Taste the glory of France! Every town in France seems to have a cheese. In fact, there are nearly 1,000 types of cheese made in […]

Cheeses and Herbs

Cheeses and Herbs Tastings Gourmet Market

Rosemary & Olive Oil Asiago Hand-rubbed with rosemary and olive oil, Rosemary & Olive Oil Asiago tastes like a cross between Parmesan and sharp white Cheddar. The pronounced herbal notes from the rosemary complement the mellow grassiness of the Asagio. Pair it with savory crackers and a nice Chardonnay for a delicious treat before dinner or […]

Celebrate Independence Day with America’s Great Cheeses

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Whether you celebrate Independence Day with fireworks, a family barbeque, or a day at the beach, you’ll want to invite American cheese to take its place at your table. The U.S.A. is finally earning the recognition it deserves as one of the best cheesemaking countries in the world. In fact, US cheeses won the third […]

Cheeses for the Perfect Picnic

Perfect Cheese for Your Picnic Tastings Gourmet Market

Cheeses for the Perfect Picnic   Time to pack that cooler and picnic basket and head to a park, a beach, or your backyard. Doesn’t everything taste better outside? This Saturday, we’re (figuratively) packing up the picnic basket and bringing it to the store. Summer is the time for picnics, and we’ve got everything you […]

Cheese for Dad

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We’re getting ready for Father’s Day and preparing to shower our Dads with “World’s Best Dad” coffee mugs, new barbecue mitts, and some great cheese! We’ve got some terrific meaty and cheesy gifts for Dad. We hope to see you on Saturday for some cheeses we know your Dad is going to love!  And we […]

Under the Italian Sun

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Under the Italian Sun Is there anyplace you’d rather be than under the Italian sun at this very minute?  If you’re like us, you can’t stop thinking about the flavors of Italy. Think olive trees, lemons, vineyards, and (of course) CHEESE! Home to many fantastic cheeses, Italy is a gourmet’s delight. We’ve gathered three exceptional […]

French Alpine Cheeses

French Alpine Cheeses Tastings Gourmet Market

French Alpine Cheeses Alpine cheeses are among our favorites! What’s not to like??? They are fruity, buttery, nutty, and packed with flavor. And they melt like a dream. Made high in the mountains from the milk of animals that graze on luxurious mountain meadows, Alpine cheeses boast a rich, complex flavor. Our three cheeses this […]

Great American Artisanal Cheeses

Great American Cheeses Tastings Gourmet Market

America’s Great Artisanal Cheeses Memorial Day is the unofficial kick-off for summer, but it’s so much more than that. It’s a day to honor men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. Let’s not lose the importance of their sacrifice while we celebrate the beginning of summer. They kept our country safe […]

Herbed Cheese: Flavor Bombs for Spring

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Herbed Cheese: Flavor Bombs for Spring Herbs and cheese are a beautiful pairing. This week, we’re featuring three cheeses that are wonderful by themselves. But, when herbs, garlic, and flower petals are added, they are elevated to the sublime. Watch out for these flavor bombs! These cheeses EXPLODE with flavor. Fromager d’Affinois with Garlic & […]