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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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Pecorino Toscano Stagionato DOP
Pecorino Toscano Stagionato DOP
from Italy by Fromage Marquis

This distinctive Italian cheese makes a fragrant addition to your table or cuisine.

5(8 reviews)
Iberico Semicured Cheese - 3 months
Iberico Semicured Cheese - 3 months
from Spain by Merco

The perfect accompaniment to red wine, this semihard Spanish cheese is made from cow, goat and sheep milk

5(6 reviews)
Sheep Milk Cheese with White Truffles - Aged 6 Months
Sheep Milk Cheese with White Truffles - Aged 6 Months
from Spain by La Antigua

A splendid union of rich sheep’s milk cheese and earthy white truffle, this Spanish cheese is bound to become a favorite.

5(4 reviews)
Fiscalini 18 Month Farmstead Cheddar
Fiscalini 18 Month Farmstead Cheddar
from United States by Fiscalini Farm

A delicious extra mature cheddar cheese from California.

5(3 reviews)
Quebec Vintage Cheddar, 6-7 Years
Quebec Vintage Cheddar, 6-7 Years
from Canada by Old Quebec Vintage Cheddar

A vintage Cheddar with bold flavors and a unique production process.

5(3 reviews)
Mimolette - Aged 3 Months
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(1 review)
Sheep Milk Cheese with Saffron La Mancha
Sheep Milk Cheese with Saffron La Mancha
from Spain by La Antigua

A complex cheese bursting with natural sweetness of sheep’s milk and the bright undertones of rich saffron.

5(1 review)
Raw Sheep Milk Cheese with White Truffles - Aged 4 Months
Raw Sheep Milk Cheese with White Truffles - Aged 4 Months
from Spain by La Antigua

Rich and aromatic, this cheese is rendered extra special thanks to the inclusion of white truffles.

5(1 review)
Gruyere, Cave Aged 12 Months
Gruyere, Cave Aged 12 Months
from Switzerland by Gourmino

5(1 review)
Gouda
Gouda
from Netherlands by Beemster

The absolutely incredibly Dutch cheese made by a small coop in The Netherlands.

4.9(7 reviews)
Grana Padano D.O.P. - Aged 16 Months
Grana Padano D.O.P. - Aged 18 Months
from Italy by Latteria Sociale Stallone

Mitica ages their wheels for at least 18 months, resulting in this rich, full-bodied Grana Padano.

4.8(4 reviews)
Parmigiano Reggiano
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.

4.7(11 reviews)
Manchego - Aged 6 Months
Manchego Cheese - Aged 6 Months
from Spain by Merco

An excellent aged Manchego cheese with more full-bodied flavor, and more robust taste.

4.7(32 reviews)
Idiazabal Smoked
Idiazabal Smoked
from Spain by Bideki

A sheep's milk cheese from Basque country in Spain, smoked in beechwood.

4.7(3 reviews)
Sheep Milk Cheese with Pink Peppercorn
Sheep Milk Cheese with Pink Peppercorn
from Spain by La Antigua

The perfect balance between the rich flavor of sheep’s milk cheese and the exotic spice of pink peppercorns.

4.7(3 reviews)
Sheep Milk Cheese Aged in Tempranillo Wine
Sheep Milk Cheese Aged in Tempranillo Wine Grapes
from Spain by La Antigua

A fantastic seasonal cheese made of sheep's Milk and Spanish Tempranillo wine, aged for one year.

4.5(2 reviews)
Mimolette - Aged 12 Months
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.

4.2(5 reviews)
Pecorino Romano - Sheep Milk Cheese
Pecorino Romano
from Italy by GourmetFoodStore.com

A hard, salty sheep's milk cheese as ancient as the Romans, often used for grating over pasta and other meals.

Cotija Cheese - Mexican Style Grating Cheese
Mexican Cotija 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.

Parmigiano Reggiano DOP - Aged 24 months (whole wheel)
Parmigiano Reggiano DOP - Aged 24 months (whole wheel)
from Italy by Emilia

A wonderful eating and grating cheese our Parmigiano Reggiano will transform your cooking and elevate your meals with its sharp savory flavor.

Grana Padano Aged 16 Months - Quarter Wheel
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.

Grana Padano Aged Over 18 months
Grana Padano Aged Over 16 months
from Italy by Lombardy

Similar to Parmigiano Reggiano; fine granular and creamy texture with a low fat content and light hay overtones.

Mimolette - Aged 18 Months
Mimolette - 18 Months
from France by Isigny

A delightfully sweet and mild French cheese inspired by Dutch Edam with a smooth finish and firm texture.

Zamorano
Zamorano
from Spain by Castilla y Leon

Lovely Spanish cheese, similar to Manchego, with a buttery taste.

Manchego DOP Don Cayo Viejo Gran Reserva
Manchego Viejo Gran Reserva DOP
from Spain by Don Cayo

This divine Manchego cheese transports you to Spain in a single bite with its rich variety of flavors.

Raw Sheep Milk Aged Cheese - Lactose Free
Raw Sheep Milk Aged Cheese - Lactose Free
from Spain by La Antigua

A cheese for everyone, this lactose free option is as delicious as it is inclusive.

Mimolette - Aged 6 Months, Pre-Cut
Mimolette - Aged 6 Months, Pre-Cut
from France by Isigny

This hardy French cheese is a popular favorite among all who taste it.

Sheep Milk Cheese with White Truffles
Sheep Milk Cheese with White Truffles
from Spain by La Antigua

Infused with fresh Italian, white truffles, this Spanish sheep's milk cheese is one of our favorites!

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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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