Italian Bigonda Cheese with Herbs

November 09, 2016 in Category: What's New

The Dolomite mountain range of Italy is a renowned destination for skiers, cyclists and even stair climbers—it’s home to the Calà del Sasso, the world’s longest staircase open to the public at 4,444 steps. The Dolomite mountain range is also renowned for its cheeses, and happens to be the home of Trader Joe’s Italian Bigonda Cheese with Herbs. Our Bigonda Cheese is made for us by a master cheese-making family in the Trentino province, with over 80 years of experience under their belts. The milk used in the making of this cheese comes from cattle that graze on the breathtaking...

Buenalba Cheese with Paprika

October 10, 2016 in Category: What's New

In The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha, the famed literary knight Don Quixote leaves La Mancha in search of chivalrous missions to accomplish, like fighting windmills. Though we at Trader Joe’s haven’t fought any windmills recently, we did travel to La Mancha and found an incredibly heroic cheese: Trader Joe’s Buenalba Cheese with Paprika. Our October Spotlight cheese is made in Spain with a blend of raw sheep’s milk, and raw goat’s milk. The goat’s milk lends a...

Apple Pie Cheddar Cheese

September 12, 2016 in Category: What's New

Cheeses can be so haughty and ambitious, determined to set themselves apart from the basic Jack or Mozzarella varieties. So after taking a look at our plethora of cheeses, we decided it was time for a cheese with a less-entitled air that still pushed past the basics. Something exciting and a little rebellious—but still American. And the most American thing we could think of? Apple Pie. Cue the Spotlight: Trader Joe’s Apple Pie Cheddar Cheese is our featured September curd. Sassy and sensible, if you ask us...

Jalapeño and Honey Chevre

August 15, 2016 in Category: What's New

Trader Joe’s sells lots of cheese. We have since our inception. The bulk of our cheese selections derive from cow’s milk, but we do carry a considerable variety of goat’s milk cheeses (or chèvre, in French)—around 15, at last count. Add one more to our list: Trader Joe’s Jalapeño and Honey Chevre Goat’s Milk Cheese. From an American cheese maker known for chèvre, comes this uniquely flavored log, made exclusively for...

Sheep's Milk Cheese with Black Olives

July 25, 2016 in Category: What's New

In the game show of life, if there were to be a category entitled “Things Associated with Spain,” we feel confident that both sheep’s milk cheese and olives would make that list. We can, of course, think of several other strong and worthy contenders… but are bullfights, cubism, and neo-Gothic architecture as delicious as cheese and olives? We think not. Now we challenge you, our hypothetical contestant, with a second question: if sheep’s milk cheese and olives are delicious by themselves, what could we do to make them more delicious? If you answered...

Fromager d'Affinois Garlic & Herbs Cheese

June 20, 2016 in Category: What's New

We are fond of all sorts of cheese. You can tell it’s true from a quick survey of the cheese case in any one of our stores. While we readily appreciate (and carry) cheeses with sharper, funkier profiles, we are just as enamored with the more delicate, creamy curds. Our June Spotlight Cheese happens to be of the most delicate, creamy kind. Fromager d’Affinois [Fro-mah-ZHAY dah-fee-NWAH] Garlic & Herbs Cheese is a soft-ripened cheese that benefits from...

English Ale Cheddar Cheese with Mustard

March 02, 2016 in Category: What's New

When you go to pair a beverage with some cheese, chances are it’ll be wine that immediately comes to mind. Beer comes in a close second. While you may prefer a fruity Chardonnay with your Brie, when it comes to Cheddar, your best bet is a good, strong ale. Knowing first-hand the pleasure of Cheddar and ale, we went ahead and made things easy for you. With our English Ale Cheddar Cheese with Mustard, you get your beer and your cheese, all in one bite! This Cheddar is...

Radio - Discovery, Fun, Value, Cheese

January 31, 2016 in Category: Radio Spots

Have you seen our Spotlight Cheeses? Every month, we find a new and interesting cheese with a distinct point of view and an excellent price. Some come from exotic locations – like the Isle of Man. Or Utah. Some are crafted with the first spring milk from grass fed cows. Some have been made just for us by small, farmstead cheesemakers. And they’re all...