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Hard Cheese

Between a rock and a hard cheese? If you’re the type that like your cheddar in chunks and your Grana super ready to grate, you’ve come to the right place! Here you’ll find some beloved favorites like salty, crumbly Parmigiano Reggiano from Italy, aged Cheddars studded with crystals and oily Manchegos that are just perfect to pair with soft membrillo. Discover the best cheeses for grating like Grana Padana and Pecorino Toscano, plus great sheep’s milk and hard goat cheeses. What makes a cheese hard? It’s pretty much a combination pressing the moisture out and the aging process, all of which create the dry, crumbly texture we know and love. Discover our selection below!
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Swiss Gruyere
from Switzerland by Emmi
Sweet, nutty and pungent, Gruyere is one of the most versatile of cheeses, indispensable for your fondues.
5 out of 5 stars rating (4 reviews)
Sottocenere Al Tartufo
from Italy by Veneto
A true gourmet Italian cheese, Sottocenere is firm and mild, gloriously infused with the flavor and aroma of luxurious Italian black truffles.
5 out of 5 stars rating (2 reviews)
Petit Basque
from France by Pyrenee'From
A young mild sheep's milk cheese from France.
5 out of 5 stars rating (2 reviews)
Pecorino Toscano Stagionato DOP
from Italy by Mitica
This distinctive Italian cheese makes a fragrant addition to your table or cuisine.
5 out of 5 stars rating (2 reviews)
Murcia Al Vino - Wine Soaked Goat Cheese
from Spain
Made from the Spanish Murcia goat's milk this is similar to Manchego cheese, but soaked with wine.
5 out of 5 stars rating (2 reviews)
Swiss Emmental
from Switzerland by Emmi
Holey with a sweet aroma and a fruity, pungent flavor, similar to Gruyere with a texture that is firm but pliable.
5 out of 5 stars rating (1 review)
Comte - 5 months
from France by Fromage Marquis
The most popular cheese of France has a unique salty-sweet flavor combination, with hazelnut overtones.
5 out of 5 stars rating (1 review)
Mimolette - Aged 3 Months
from France by Isigny
With it's distinctive orange hue and nutty flavor, this hard cave-aged cheese was developed to complete with Dutch Goudas.
5 out of 5 stars rating (1 review)
Fiscalini 18 Month Farmstead Cheddar
from United States by Fiscalini Farm
A delicious extra mature cheddar cheese from California.
5 out of 5 stars rating (1 review)
Old Dutch Master Gouda
from Netherlands by Frico
An award-winning Gouda made with fresh milk from Friesian cows, matured 40 weeks for a bold, nutty flavor and crystalline consistency.
5 out of 5 stars rating (1 review)
Mimolette - Aged 12 Months
from France by Fromage Marquis
A vibrant orange cow's milk cheese from France with a buttery flavor of caramel and butterscotch.
5 out of 5 stars rating (1 review)
Monterey Jack, Dry - Aged 10 Months
from United States by Vella Cheese
A classic American cheese, dry-aged 10 months for a firm, straw-hued paste and sweet nutty flavor.
5 out of 5 stars rating (1 review)
Manchego - Aged 6 Months
from Spain by Merco
An excellent aged Manchego cheese with more full-bodied flavor, and more robust taste.
4 out of 5 stars rating (11 reviews)
Grana Padano D.O.P. - Aged 16 Months
from Italy by Mitica
Mitica ages their wheels for at least 18 months, resulting in this rich, full-bodied Grana Padano.
4 out of 5 stars rating (1 review)
Parmigiano Reggiano
from Italy by Emilia
A staple in every connoisseur's pantry, Parmigiano is as versatile as it is delicious. Shave into pastas or dip into an aged Aceto Balsamico.
from Spain by Catalonia
An artisanal goat's milk cheese from the Catalunian region of Spain.
Tete De Moine
from Switzerland by Emmi
Bold and piquant cheese also known as Bellelay; strong nutty and fruity flavors, best enjoyed shaved. Very pungent!
Asiago Stravecchio Extra
from Italy by Mitica
A hard and pungent extra-aged Asiago cheese full of caramel flavors and a great sharpness.
Idiazabal Smoked
from Spain
A sheep's milk cheese from Basque country in Spain, smoked in beechwood.
Cotija Cheese - Mexican Style Grating Cheese
from Mexico by La Chona
Mexico's answer to Parmesan and Feta, Cotija is salty and crumbly and perfect for authentic tacos and burritos.
Grana Padano Aged 16 Months - Quarter Wheel
from Italy by Lombardy
A refined Italian DOP cheese, Grana Padano is hard and has a tangy, fruity flavor.
Smoked Gouda
from United States by Taste Holland
A flavorful robust smoked version of the world-famous Gouda.
Mimolette - Aged 6 Months
from France by Isigny
Similar to Edam, Mimolette or Boule de Lille has a dark orange rind and is perfect with beer.
from Spain by Castilla y Leon
Lovely Spanish cheese, similar to Manchego, with a buttery taste.
Pecorino Romano
from Italy by Sini Fulvi
A strong-flavored, rock hard cheese from Lazio, Italy, perfect for grating.
Italian Cheese Board
An assortment of Mediterranean flavors and textures, thanks to 3 Italian cheeses, prosciutto di Parma, figs with almonds and Spanish cocktail nuts, each perfectly complimenting the next.
Grana Padano Aged Over 18 months
from Italy by Lombardy
Similar to Parmigiano Reggiano; fine granular and creamy texture with a low fat content and light hay overtones.
Hard Cheese Board
3 hard cheeses from across Europe, each flavorfully and masterfully prepared, along with fried marcona almonds, delicious prosciutto and linden honey.
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We offer a selection of hard cheeses that are sourced from all around the world, with famous offerings from Italy, France, Spain, Switzerland, the Netherlands and more! But, we also like to find new exciting varieties, which we are constantly adding to our famous cheese selection. Hard cheese are a beloved category - these are the cheeses to shave over risotto and pasta, to melt in fondue and to create au gratin dishes that bubble with yumminess. We have the classic staples that you love, but you’ll also adore discovering our new great American cheeses from artisan creameries, like Fiscalini’s cheddar, and Monterrey Jack. And, if you like a great cheese board, we’ve created some fabulous cheese baskets filled with only - you guessed it -hard cheeses! Perfect for appetizers or for a cheese gift, just add a crusty baguette or mini toasts, a great bottle of wine, and you’ve got the ideal gourmet gift for the cheese-loving foodie (get extra points by including a selection of meats like prosciutto or oily salami). We source our cheeses from both small artisan cheesemakers that are just starting out, and large commercial creameries with decades of experience creating great cheese. Give them both a chance – both types of cheese makers offer great cheese experiences!
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