Hard CheeseBetween 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!
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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San Joaquin Gold
from United States
A firm cheddar-like cheese with mild, sweet flavor and nutty aroma, great for snacking, grating and melting.
Pecorino Al Tartufo
by Caseificio S. Maria
An aromatic and flavorful sheep's milk cheese with pieces of white and black Italian truffles studded throughout.
Old Dutch Master Gouda
An award-winning Gouda made with fresh milk from Friesian cows, matured 40 weeks for a bold, nutty flavor and crystalline consistency.
Parmigiano Reggiano "White Gold"
by La Traversetoles
From cows raised on grass, hay and flax, this Parmigiano Reggiano is bursting with unique flavor and aroma.
by Sini Fulvi
A strong-flavored, rock hard cheese from Lazio, Italy, perfect for grating.
Asiago Stravecchio DOP Extra
A hard and pungent extra-aged Asiago cheese full of caramel flavors and a great sharpness.
Sheep Milk Cheese with Saffron
by La Antigua
A buttery sheep's milk cheese infused with threads of fine La Mancha saffron, cured for 4 to six months to fully develop the flavors.
One of Italy's oldest cheese, made in the Island of Sardinia from sheep's milk cheese with a sharp flavor and a hard texture. Pair with fruits and red wines.
An artisanal goat's milk cheese from the Catalunian region of Spain.
Grated Parmesan Cheese
Ideal for restaurants and caterers, our bulk bag of parmesan cheese by Sarafina comes finely grated, perfect for Italian specialties.
by Fol Epi
Fol Epi is a very protein-rich cows milk cheese from the Loire Valley, delivering a slightly nut-flavored taste.
Mimolette - Aged 6 Months
Similar to Edam, Mimolette or Boule de Lille has a dark orange rind and is perfect with beer.
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