Dig In | Spotlight


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...

Read More

Cinco Lanzas with Rosemary

May 01, 2014 in What's New

For the layperson, understanding the nuances of cheese making can be an onerous and complex undertaking. At Trader Joe’s, we seek to understand the efforts that go into crafting world-class cheeses—so you don’t have to. Still, that won’t stop us from sharing the beauty and mystery we find in the world of cultured dairy. Take our May Spotlight Cheese, for example. Trader Jose’s Cinco Lanzas with Rosemary has a good deal of beauty and mystery to share. This cheese emerges from...

Read More