The name of this cheese apparently derives from mascarpa, a by-product extracted from the whey left over from making Stracchino. A more colorful entomology of the name's origin is the Spanish expression "mas que bueno" ("more than good"). This fresh, 75% butter-fat traditional dairy product has been coagulated with lemon juice and allowed to drain resulting in a smooth, ultra-creamy texture and mild buttery flavor.
Our Blue Castello, from Tholstrup, maker of fine cheeses since 1893, is a triple-cream, blue-veined cheese with a washed-rind. The surface has a unique combination of blue-green and reddish molds. These molds give Blue Castello its distinct aroma and flavor. It has a delectably rich and buttery taste accented by its tangy blue veins. The mild flavor develops steadily as long as it keeps, but it never becomes strong.
This triple crFme cheese, invented by Rouzaire, is named after Robert Rouzaire and his son Pierre. Made in a small wheel, this cheese ripens to a perfect buttery texture with a tangy bite not often found in this style of cheese. Just a bit more animated than many of its counterparts, Pierre Robert is a wonderful cheese with its own unique integrity.
This is a simple fresh ball, or "boule", of goat cheese prettily topped with mulberry leaves. It is soft with a Tangy flavor. With age it will develop white and ivory molds that contribute to its flavor and complexity. Each portion is 4.5 ounces.
Also called Port du Salut, this rich, savory cheese was originally made by Trappist monks in Entrammes, France. Lactic bacteria is used in production, which gives the cheese a acidity to complement its mild taste. It is shaped in thick wheels with a dense, pale yellow interior and an edible, bright orange rind. The Danish version is known as Esrom. Ours is made by S.A.F.R., one of the best and most authentic Port du Saluts. This supple cheese is popular for breakfast and snacking, especially with fruit, and goes well with rye bread.
Montagnolo is a triple cream soft ripened blue cheese, carefully crafted by the master cheese makers of Kaserei Champignon in the alpine mountain region of Bavaria, Germany. The buttery texture and rich, piquant flavor intensifies as it ripens. This cheese was inspired by delicacies of the Renaissance and a time when cheese making was performed by cottages and families in this region.
St. André is a soft, ripened cheese in the tradition of Brie and Camembert. In 1928 a country cheese maker started the St. André Creamery in Villefranche de Rouerque, France, in the middle Pyré né es, a region also known for Roquefort cheese. Fast forward 40-some years and the soft-ripened, triple-cream cheese named St. André made its debut, with a reputation as a blend of the perfect brie mixed with equal parts of thick, sour cream and whipped sweet cream. St. André is made from cow's milk and enriched with pure cream. St. André is also fairly rare. Containing no less than 75% butterfat for every 100 grams of cheese, St. André is commonly agreed to be 50% richer than the average Camembert. This cheese is a favorite for cheese boards!