Sharp and firm with those characteristic bits of crunchy crystals of flavor, aged cheese is the epicure's delight and the chef’s favorite ingredient. Bursting with bold umami flavor, punch up the taste in all your favorite dishes, from casseroles and pasta to simple roasted veggies or fish. A variety that can very much stand on its own feet, aged cheese is, of course, ideal for wine tastings and charcuterie boards, adding textural interest and complexity. Our premium selection of gourmet options spans the globe and includes everything from aged cheddar cheese to 36-month Comté!
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by La Antigua
Rich and aromatic, this cheese is rendered extra special thanks to the inclusion of white truffles.
by La Antigua
Aged for five months, this delightful cheese is made from a 50-50 fusion of sheep and cow’s milk.
from United States
A firm cheddar-like cheese with mild, sweet flavor and nutty aroma, great for snacking, grating and melting.
An Italian cheese classic, this aged hard cheese is perfect for grating over risotto and pasta.
An award-winning Gouda made with fresh milk from Friesian cows, matured 40 weeks for a bold, nutty flavor and crystalline consistency.
from United States
by Vella Cheese
A classic American cheese, dry-aged 10 months for a firm, straw-hued paste and sweet nutty flavor.
A young Manchego from the La Prudenciana Estate in la Mancha.
The essential companion to your polentas, this full-bodied formaggio from Italy is a rare discovery!
by La Traversetoles
From cows raised on grass, hay and flax, this Parmigiano Reggiano is bursting with unique flavor and aroma.
by La Antigua
An extra aged, 12 month raw sheep’s milk cheese from Zamora, from the milk of Churra sheep in a practical dispenser.
A hard and pungent extra-aged Asiago cheese full of caramel flavors and a great sharpness.
A certified kosher version of the beloved Spanish sheep's milk cheese made from Manchega sheep milk.
A blend of sheep's and cow's milk, this flavorful cheese is studded with shavings of Italian black truffles from Umbria.
by Marcel Petite
An exclusive Comte from Petit Marcel, Extra Grand Cru is aged for at least 3 years for an incredibly rich and complex flavor.
An oily and crumbly premium aged Manchego from the La Prudenciana Estate In La Mancha, this is wonderfully bold and nutty.
by Fromage Marquis
Argentina's answer to Parmigiano-Reggiano, this hard, salty cow's milk cheese grates wonderfully over pastas and other dishes.
A hefty 4lb wheel of this French goat cheese aged for 3 months.
An incredible cheddar from Italy, soaked in wine, aged in grape leaves.
by Los Cameros
An olive-oil cured mixed milk from the Rioja region of Spain, Los Cameros is milky and fresh with a lovely intensity.
by El Piconero
Aged for a year, this popular Spanish cheese from sheep's milk has a richer and deeper flavor than younger versions.
by Hacienda Zorita
This organic sheep's' milk cheese from Spain is aged for 6 months for a buttery texture and a sweet and fruity flavor.
by Les 3 Comtois
Firm, buttery with a great nutty flavor, this mild Comte is perfect for melting.
This soft, fresh small goat cheese from Perigord will delight you.
About Our Premium Aged Cheeses
What is aged cheese?
These cheeses represent a very broad category as most cheeses are matured for at least a period of time. To narrow down the genre slightly, and make things more manageable most people consider a true example of the genre to be matured in a cave or cellar for at least 6 months or more. Sharper and firmer in texture than fresh cheese or young, mild varieties, they offer the most in terms of flavor. Offering up that concentrated umami taste that enlivens our dishes and makes our taste buds dance!
Certain cheeses lend themselves particularly well to aging these include Gruyere, Manchego, Gouda, Parmesan-types like Parmigiano-Reggiano and Grana Padano, and perhaps most popular of all, aged cheddar cheese.
Much easier on the digestive system thanks to their long aging period, the natural lactose in the milk is broken down. The longer the aging, the less lactose remains in the product, which means some aged cheeses can be enjoyed even by those who need to steer clear of dairy products. These cheeses are high in probiotics, beneficial enzymes, and a handful of essential nutrients like calcium, phosphorus, zinc, and vitamins. Flavorful, healthy, and versatile, there’s no end to the culinary options when it comes to delicious aged cheese!
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