To be considered a raw milk cheese it must consist of unpasteurized and unhomogenized milk. Prior to the industrial revolution and the invention of pasteurization, raw milk was our only option.
Today, now that we have a choice between raw and pasteurized dairy products, the debate spans a wide range of arguments. Some say the health risks of consuming unpasturized milk out way the benefits of its unprocessed and more natural state. But that’s really of little importance. What matters to true cheese lovers is the flavor, and it is unquestionable that unpasturized dairy products contain the full flavor and richness intended of them because of their natural and authentic style of production.
This assortment offers the best of the best when it comes to raw milk cheeses. It’s a perfect gift for a raw food lover or for anyone who would like their dining experience to feature the natural flavors of cheese.
Upon receipt of your order the ice pack may no longer be frozen. This is expected and should not be the cause of alarm. The cheese should be cool to room temperature. Once rewrapped and stored properly the cheese will last up to 3 weeks.
For optimal storage allowing the cheese to breathe and retain moisture wrap the cheese in wax paper, plastic wrap or tin foil upon arrival.
A - Bloomy rind, tomes, hard or dry rind cheeses - wrap only the cut surface in plastic wrap, leaving the rind exposed so the cheese can breathe.
B - Blue cheeses should be wrapped securely in tin foil.
C - Washed rind cheeses should be wrapped in wax paper.
D - Small cheeses such as goat’s milk crottin should be wrapped in wax paper.
E - Soft cheeses store well in waxed paper or sealed containers.
Store your cheese in a cool, damp place such as a wine cellar, larder, wine cabinet, or in the vegetable drawer of your refrigerator (the warmest part of the refrigerator).
As a general rule, aged hard cheeses last longer than softer, less aged varieties.
For the fullest flavor it is recommended to bring cheese to room temperature before serving.
* See cheese label for proper storage recommendations
To ensure product quality all cheese will ship overnight May 1 through October 1 due to warm summer temperatures.
October through May all cheese will ship 2nd Day, with an Overnight option available at an additional charge.