Before 1862, when pasteurization got discovered, all cheese used raw milk. Since then, industrial dairying has made pasteurization the norm. However, some cheesemakers have preserved the joys of raw milk to produce cheese with more complex and intense flavors.
Our Raw Milk Sampler contains the following:
Comte 12 Month (8 oz.) - It's raw by law. Comte's production is so traditional and sacred to France and the European Union that its age-old techniques are required by law. This French version of Gruyere is a flavorful mountain cheese and France's most-eaten cheese. You know it must be good.
Idiazabal (6 oz.) - A long-established Spanish cheese that is lightly smoked, as traditional shepherds used to do. This cheese is similar to Manchego and perfect for those who already like Manchego.
Coppinger (8 oz.) - This raw milk cheese is made in the Tennessee mountains and aged until smooth. It has a mild flavor of smoky meat and grass. Truly an American masterpiece!
Bayley Hazen Blue Cheese (8 oz.) - The production of this blue cheese happens every other day, primarily using lower-fat morning milk. Beyond its typical blue mold tang, this cheese has butter, chocolate, and licorice flavors. Pair this versatile blue cheese with dark chocolate or spinach salad.
Please note that we will substitute any item that is temporarily out of stock with a similar item of equal or greater value.