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Cheese Buying Tips - How to Buy Cheese Online

Albertina Roca
  |   January 16, 2015   |  

Tips on cheese-buying

  • Pick a store that you know has good standing and solid reputation. Gourmet cheese is a perishable, highly delicate product, and you should be able to trust your source completely. Quality is of utmost importance.
  • Make sure the costumer service or product assistants are knowledgeable, helpful, and available to answer your questions. It's their job to help you out and advise, after all, they are the experts.
  • The more variety in the store, the better. Not only because you get better selection, but it typically means the store get requests for highly sophisticated cheeses frequently.
  • When buying online, make sure you get the storing, and handling instructions. Not all cheeses should be stored in the same manner, and unless you're an expert, it is the store's task to provide this information to you.
  • Don't let your eyes be bigger than your stomach. Cheese should be used and eaten quickly, as it tends to go bad pretty easily (pressed or cooked cheeses, as well as well-ripened goat cheeses last longer).
  • Look for fermier or artisan cheeses, which are usually the best. Also look for DOP or AOC labels. The most of those gourmet cheeses you find, the more high-end the store will be.
  • If you're looking for gourmet cheese gifts or gourmet cheese gift baskets, cheese assortments, cheese boards, etc, make sure the selection comes with an explanation and description of the cheeses selected.
  • American cheese stores usually don't carry American cheese. There are a few good US-made cheeses, like Vermont cheddar, but typically a good store will carry mostly French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese and Dutch cheese (amongst others)​

Take a look at all the different types of cheese you can buy online at our store and have delivered straight to your door.​

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Albertina Roca

Copywriter & Certified Cheese Addict

Meet Albertina, a seasoned food writing wordsmith and marketing creative split between the sizzling vibes of Miami and the charming streets of Buenos Aires. With a solid 20 years in the traditional and digital advertising world for the gourmet food industry, she’s mastered the art of making words as mouthwatering as the dishes they describe. She’s proudly been part of the Gourmet Food Store family (and its brands) since its very beginnings, and what a fun, flavor-packed journey it has been!


Albertina's journey in copywriting is marked by a passion for creativity and a knack for connecting with audiences. Her expertise spans SEO-driven content that boosts visibility, engaging social media strategies that spark conversations, persuasive advertising campaigns that captivate, and heartfelt storytelling that resonates deeply.


With a diverse portfolio spanning numerous articles, blogs, and captivating content pieces, Albertina has left her mark on the industry. From informative guides to persuasive sales copy, her work not only informs but also inspires action.

Education and Background

Her journey began at Rutgers College, where she studied in History and Political Science, with a minor in English Lit. She honed her craft at The Miami Ad School in South Beach, where creativity and copy collided under the South Florida Sun. From the neon streets of South Beach to the tango beats of Buenos Aires, her pen dances with the rhythm of whatever gastronomic tales she gets to write at the time.

Currently savoring life in Buenos Aires, Argentina, she’s bilingual in English and Spanish, an avid reader, and cheese addict.

Her writing? Seasoned with creativity, spiced with experience, and garnished with a dash of wit.

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