Cheese - a fail-proof appetizer idea! But, if you're the one standing in front of the case looking at some 400 different cheeses, which one should you pick? Some of our favorites include:
Raw Milk Cheddar
Our exclusive Raw Milk Cheddar has been aged 120 days so the flavor has time to intensify. The result is rich, complex cheddar that lingers pleasingly on the tongue.
Wensleydale with Cranberries
Made in England, this creamy cheese is made with cow's milk and blended with dried cranberries.
Stilton with Mango and Ginger
This creamy white English Stilton is studded with chunks of dried mango and crystallized ginger and has become a real Fresh Market favorite.
Every wheel of Parmesan Reggiano that we carry has been carefully aged for two years and is stamped with an export seal of authenticity. That means you are getting the very best Parmesan that Italy has to offer. You'll truly taste the difference!
A unique soft ripening Brie-style cheese made using a patented ultra filtration process which makes it extremely creamy and buttery. Perfect when paired with fresh fruit and wine.
Made in the La Mancha region of Spain, our Manchego is aged 6 months and has a slightly sharp flavor. Manchego pairs nicely with Marcona almonds, quince paste and Spanish Rioja wine.
These cheeses have quickly become Fresh Market favorites and we are excited to offer them again this year. Both flavors are swirled and are beautiful additions to any cheese platter. Le Roule with Cranberry is rolled with fresh cranberries and is a terrific dessert cheese, while Le Roule with Garlic & Herb is a rich, savory selection ideal for spreading onto a cracker or baguette.
Pt. Reyes Blue Cheese
We offer a wide variety of blue cheeses and one of our favorites is this one made in Pt. Reyes, California. The combination of salt air, coastal fog and high quality milk from cows that graze on local grasses year round make this cheese truly unique. Mild and creamy, Pt. Reyes is a great addition to any cheese course.
Cypress Grove Cheeses
We are very proud to offer these award winning artisan cheeses this year as part of our holiday selection. Humboldt Fog, with it’s decorative layer of vegetable ash is perfect for those who love fresh goat’s milk cheese. Midnight Moon Gouda has a rich aged flavor that melts beautifully. Even those who do not care for goat’s milk will enjoy this cheese. Lamb Chopper is made with sheep’s milk and has a smooth, buttery flavor and texture. This coveted cheese is in limited supply so make sure to get yours early!
Now that you've picked your cheese, you may need some cracker ideas. For the most fabulous base for the yummiest of cheeses try:
Ines Rosales Sweet Olive Oil Tortas
Handmade in a small village near Seville since 1910, each torta is flattened by local women and hand-wrapped in wax paper. These all-natural, slightly sweet tortas are light, delicate and crisp and delicious with cheese, tea and coffee.
Lesley Stowe's Raincoast Crisps
Delightfully crisp crackers available in unique flavor combinations such as Cranberry Hazelnut, Fig and Olive and Rosemary Raisin Pecan.
Le Grand Pestos
Made with fresh, simple ingredients these pestos add a bit of flavor flair to crackers and cheese, pasta or sandwiches.
Dalmatia Fig Spread
This outrageously rich spread captures the sweet concentrated flavor of Adriatic figs. The figs are hand picked on the Dalmatian coast of Croatia, sun-dried and carefully cooked to create an unsurpassed flavor.
TFM Assorted Entertainment Crackers
A delicious collection of six unique all-natural crackers. Perfect for holiday entertaining with your favorite cheeses and spreads!