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6 Year Aged Cheddar Cheese

December 12, 2014 in What's New

Last year, we partnered with a renowned Vermont cheese cooperative to present a Cheddar that had been aged for five years. It was a revelation. Mature in all the best possible ways, we knew this cheese could improve even more if aged under the right conditions. When we went back to the cheesemaker with our thoughts, we discovered that they’d already had the same thought, and had set aside considerable quantities for more extensive aging. Luckily for us, we got first crack at it, and luckily for you...

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Raw Milk Smoked Cheddar

November 05, 2014 in What's New

Our November Spotlight cheese has a lot going for it. It’s cheddar, for one. That single fact alone puts it near the top spot of favorite U.S. cheeses. But this is not just any cheddar. As suggested by its name, Trader Joe’s Raw Milk Smoked Cheddar has some unique characteristics that contribute to its very enticing profile. It starts with milk that comes from cows that have never been treated with rBST. The milk itself is “raw” (unheated), which allows the varieties of naturally present bacteria to...

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Bergenost

July 07, 2014 in What's New

Bergen is the name of a picturesque port city on the western coast of Norway. Ost means “cheese” in Norwegian. Put these words together and you’d assume that Bergenost describes a traditional Norwegian cheese, imported from western Scandinavia. Nope. Though it’s made using imported Norwegian cultures, Trader Joe’s Bergenost is actually an American cheese—produced for us in Corfu, New York. And then there’s the green wax rind, apropos of nothing. Nevertheless, one thing is clear: Our supplier is an award-winning artisan cheese maker whose Bergenost earned gold at the 1999 New York State Fair. Since then...

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