Cheese is especially versatile around the holidays. A selection of cheeses makes a great gift. Cheese is always a delicious hors d’oeuvre or tasty snack. For formal dinners there is nothing better than a cheese course. Ordering on line is the way to go during this busy season. Here are our favorite ‘cheese’ websites. Many of them have other delicious offerings.
Cowgirl Creamery cheese is a delight. This California farmstead artisan cheese is hand-crafted and made from organic milk. Cowgirl offers 4 soft-aged and 3 fresh cheeses to select from. If you are in San Francisco visit them at the Ferry Building.
These cheese wafer cylinders arrive frozen and ready to bake. They bake into delectable cheddar cheese wafers that are perfect for hors d’oeuvres. They can remain frozen for ages until you need them, so they are the perfect solution for last minute entertaining.
Murray’s is New York City’s oldest and most famous cheese shop. It is now on-line. This is simply a cheese-lover’s paradise.
The Cheese Chronicles written by Liz Thorpe. She is second in command at Murray’s Cheese Shop in New York City. She is the specialist on American cheese. $12.38.
Based in Vermont, the Grafton Village Cheese Company is a cooperative founded in 1892. Profits from the cheese company go to support the Windham Foundation whose mission is to promote Vermont’s rural communities. Its aged and flavored cheddar cheeses are handcrafted from Jersey cow milk. The cheeses have no additives, hormones or preservatives.
Beecher’s Handmade Cheese comes from Seattle. The cheeses have no preservatives, flavor enhancers, sweeteners, colors or trans fats. Beecher’s offers aged cheddar, flavored cheddar and Jack cheeses. In addition to their cheeses they sell frozen cheese-based side dishes like mac and cheese.